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Not Fragile

12 Feb. 2014 | Format: MP3

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4:07
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5:05
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3
3:59
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3:57
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3:47
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4:32
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3:45
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3:23
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3:48
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 12 Sept. 2000
  • Release Date: 12 Feb. 2014
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Copyright: (C) 1990 Mercury Records Inc.
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  • Total Length: 36:23
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  • ASIN: B001KRE4KE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,731 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By tony@staircare.co.uk on 6 Jan. 2001
Format: Audio CD
When I listen to this album I can't believe it was recorded over 25 years ago. Its a classic rock album with good natured lyrics and brilliant lead solos by Randy Bachman and Blair Thornton. Although BTO are remembered for 'You Ain't Nothing Yet' the album 'Not Fragile' shows that these old rockers were an all round class act. No keyboards mare this guitar-drum band. Every track is catchy, every track has a satisfying guitar break. To describe each of the nine tracks individually could be considered a waste of time. Every track is good. But here are some highlights: The title track 'Not Fragile' is wonderfully understated as it starts with its clean base line before the power chords and drums blast your eardrums. 'Rock is My Life, and This is My Song' is a musicians track, balanced and educated with a drive that steadily increases as the song progresses. 'Second Hand' is for all those air guitarists. Safety Warning: If your driving while listening to this track remember the speed limit! If you have ever wondered what all those pedals are at the feet of guitarists, the shiny one Randy and Blair use on this track makes 'that' sound and is called a 'wah-wah'. I wonder why? 'Givin' it All Away' concludes the album. It is fast and boppy, and may make you want to dance over to your CD player and hear the whole album over again!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Paul Pinn on 4 April 2005
Format: Audio CD
........and listen to a fine band who knew their stuff and played it well. Nothing fancy here, just straight down the line rock, not too heavy, not too light. And pretty darned catchy too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy on 9 April 2010
Format: Audio CD
I really cringe whenever Harry Enfield gets a re-run on TV and they play "You Ain't Seen Nuthin Yet", because it must have put so many people off what is one of the most under-rated rock albums of the 70s.

'That track' is the lightest, popiest on the album, and whilst it has some nice guitar work it has been overplayed. So forget that, and concentrate on the rest of the album. Especially the stunning opening of Not Fragile - crank it up LOUD and you will be in 70s rock heaven, I guarantee. Sledgehammer is a close second on the smile stakes, by the way.

My brother gave me this album (& Four Wheel Drive) on a tape for Christmas some time in the 70s (the tight git had taped a friend's copy!). And after all these years, through CDs and now on the iPod, it's one of my most played (of quite a few hundred!) albums - you just won't tire of it.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Neylan VINE VOICE on 8 Nov. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Let’s face it, Smashie and Nicey destroyed this band’s reputation by adopting ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet’ as their theme song. That song is here, in all its twee poppiness, destroying all hope of any retro-hip rehabilitation for BTO in the new century, but it can’t disguise the fact that this is an album of relentless power and energy. The global hit single is the exception, not the rule.
CF Turner’s roaring vocal more than offsets Randy Bachman’s thin voice (as heard on YASNY), and the ‘no-frills’ approach pays real dividends throughout. Don’t expect anything but hard, straight, uncompromising rock music, complete with beards and lumberjack shirts. It is, after all, what this band was good at. BTO will do nothing for your street-cred, but they will provide you with a great night in on this album (with the curtains bashfully drawn).
Not Fragile is an album of thunderous, boogie-rock, crisply executed with a foretaste of later ZZ Top, only heavier, and reminiscent of an era when rock could be heavy without being metal. For once, the cover is a reflection of the contents.
If this review reads like an unrealistic eulogy for a band that epitomises 1970s rock badness, let it not be forgotten that most of BTO’s other output truly is trash (except the first album). This is the one worth having. So why not start your hip replacement therapy by buying a copy from those good people at Amazon? There’s a button to click somewhere on this page…
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When I listen to this album I can't believe it was recorded over 25 years ago. Its a classic rock album with good natured lyrics and brilliant lead solos by Randy Bachman and Blair Thornton. Although BTO are remembered for 'You Ain't Nothing Yet' the album 'Not Fragile' shows that these old rockers were an all round class act. No keyboards mare this guitar-drum band. Every track is catchy, every track has a satisfying guitar break. To describe each of the nine tracks individually could be considered a waste of time. Every track is good. But here are some highlights: The title track 'Not Fragile' is wonderfully understated as it starts with its clean base line before the power chords and drums blast your eardrums. 'Rock is My Life, and This is My Song' is a musicians track, balanced and educated with a drive that steadily increases as the song progresses. 'Second Hand' is for all those air guitarists. Safety Warning: If your driving while listening to this track remember the speed limit! If you have ever wondered what all those pedals are at the feet of guitarists, the shiny one Randy and Blair use on this track makes 'that' sound and is called a 'wah-wah'. I wonder why? 'Givin' it All Away' concludes the album. It is fast and boppy, and may make you want to dance over to your CD player and hear the whole album over again!
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