To my untrained ears Duane Eddy can do little wrong. Having just bought and reviewed his latest album "Road Trip", I thought that would be it. Along came the album released 25 years ago, I liked it then and I still do.
With some great musicians with him, either accompanying him or producing some of the tracks, he could not go wrong. Starting off with "Kickin` Asphalt" a hard rocker reminiscent of the early days, followed by "Rockestra Theme", Paul McCartney plays an integral part in this recording. Then one of my favourite tracks by anybody, ever, "Theme For Something Really Important", a beautiful lush slow-paced melodic tune with sterling accompaniment from George Harrison.
"Spies" a rather gimmicky track with all sorts going on in the background. Then there is "Blue City" a slower thought provoking tune, followed by "The Trembler", part written by Ravi Shankar, however this is a sitar-free zone. "Los Companeros" has a rather westernised feel about it. "Lost Innocence" follows another slower paced track which Duane handles so well. "Rockabilly Holiday" is much more up tempo, probably the most commercial track of all. Then we have "Last Look Back" a quieter finale only spoiled by the addition of two longer versions of "Spies", with added noises and "Rockestra Theme", with someone asking about their dinner!
On the whole a very good CD. Worth 5/5 for that one track alone. Next time for a bonus track it would be nice to have something completely different, do you agree?