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Skin And Bones [Live]

Foo Fighters Audio CD
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During the last dark days of Nirvana in 1994, tapes of Dave Grohl’s solo demos circulated among alt rock royalty — Greg Dulli commented positively about them in more than one place — but it never seemed that these home-made tapes would be the origin of one of the biggest modern rock bands of the post-grunge era. As it turns out, ... Read more in Amazon's Foo Fighters Store

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  • Audio CD (18 Nov 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Roswell Records/RCA/Sony BMG
  • ASIN: B000IU3XTW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  DVD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,929 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Razor
2. Over And Out
3. Walking After You
4. Marigold
5. My Hero
6. Next Year
7. Another Round
8. Big Me
9. Cold Day In The Sun
10. Skin And Bones
11. February Stars
12. Times Like These
13. Friend Of A Friend
14. Best Of You
15. Everlong

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Here's Dave Grohl as you've seldom seen him before: not just live, but as the title Skin And Bones may hint, stripped down to his acoustic core. Well actually, not quite. Rather than just Grohl and a six-string, this collection - recorded at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles - harks back to the ensemble feel of Nirvana's 1994 album Unplugged In New York, familiar songs rebuilt by the Foos and a cast of musicians including violinist Petra Haden, keyboardist Rami Jaffee and even a member of that now legendary Nirvana session, Pat Smear. Stripped of the anthemic breeziness and solid, muscular riffing that have become Foo trademarks, Skin And Bones relies more on prettifying the arrangements with strings, shakers and slow splashes of cymbal, and occasionally uncovering new levels of pathos beneath the sweat and grit. "Walking After You" feels custom-written for this format, while the crescendos of "My Hero" gain a little more humanity in this more intimate setting. And when the bigger hits come, Grohl makes up for the absence of feedback and fireworks with sheer frontman charisma, summoning up some throaty Springsteen emotiveness on "Best Of You" and climaxing with a heroic "Everlong". --Louis Pattison

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond expections 1 Dec 2006
Format:Audio CD
I saw the foo fighter's live around a year ago now (on their in your honour tour) i believed their performance that night was a one off, an unbelieveable experience that i won't forget! At the end of the show Dave said they would come back and tour their acoustic part of their new album and i couldn't wait...well here it is, i wasn't actually expecting the skin and bones cd to be acoustic but to my luck it was!

This album shows colour and variety in the Foo Fighter's playing as it is taken from every album they have released and also a song named 'marigold' (originally preformed along with Nirvana) which was great to hear them play! Some of the songs e.g. my hero, i would of never expected them to play as an acoustic version and it was amazing to hear that much passion put into their music! A must have cd at any price!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely awesome! 21 Nov 2006
By Mark P
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I went to one of the two acoustic gigs that the Foo Fighters did in the UK and it was superb, combining their acoustic stuff from the In Your Honor CD with acoustic versions of classics spanning the years. Even the tracks that overlap with the IYH CD are so different live and on the CD, and the other tracks are just fantastic. I would buy this purely to hear Best Of You, Times Like These and Everlong as acoustic songs. It showcases Dave Grohl's talents primarily, but the rest of the band plus other members brought in for these gigs make it an amazing experience. I would recommend any FF fans buy this CD, and if you are new to FF, buy it and get a taste of what you've been missing.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A welcome addition... 10 Dec 2006
Format:Audio CD
If you are a fan, buy it. You wont regret this welcome addition to the catalogue. It is superbly atmospheric and feels like a genuine 'unplugged' session. However, if you are new to the FF and considering this album over one of the bands earlier CD's, you may want to save buying it for the time being. It is NOT typical of a FF live gig. Many of the big hits are not featured so you may be a little disappointed if thats what you are expecting. The last album (In Your Honour) provides better value for money, and a wider range of songs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it!!! 13 Feb 2008
By Renate
This is a concert DVD, containing all tracks from the "not so loud" cd of the 2-cdalbum "In your honour", and a few acoustic versions of older songs.

If you loved that cd, you will love this DVD even more. I`ve owned it for a month and I`ve already watched it five times...

As the concert is acoustic, it`s calm and laidback, Dave talks a lot and it`s all good.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting - in places 24 Aug 2007
By Cuban Heel VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
The problem I have with this cd is probably that I'm not the world's biggest Foo Fighters fan. (So why buy it? I'll explain...) I like quite a few of their singles, have a lot of respect for Dave Grohl and I own and like their first album, but I can't get away from hoping they'd be a better band than they are. It's unfair to compare this to Nirvana's Unplugged album, but I bought, (fairly) recently, an acoustic Pearl Jam cd - another band that I thought were pretty good but not quite in the Cobain league. And I thought that was brilliant. Therefore, it seemed logical: buy an acoustic Foo Fighters album and be similarly blown away.

It has some stand out moments on it. 'Walking After You' is great, 'Everlong' is obviously great, 'Best of You' actually seems a better song when screamed out over an acoustic guitar than it did when released as a band track. I was a bit disappointed with the version of 'Big Me' as the main appeal of that song is its bouncy, ironic pop feel and that gets stripped away here - it's almost made into a ballad. And at the risk of offending serious Foo Fighter fans, I never did get what 'My Hero' was all about - it just sounds really cheesy to me.

I'm sure die hard fans will love it, but I just found it a mixed bag. Glad I bought it for the stand-out bits, but if I take it out in the car I need another couple of cds for the rest of the journey as I skip over a lot of it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Album 9 Sep 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Thoroughly enjoy listening to this album in the car over and over again. The acoustic numbers are a joy, and the Foo Fighters to me just keep on getting better and better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 4 May 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Exactly as advertised, good quality and value. Highly recommended +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent work 12 April 2013
By adam
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
if you like Foos or just getting into them, buy this album. the best songs for me are everlong, my hero and times like these. buy there are plenty of great tunes on here. perfect for a camp fire star-gazing chill out
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Mellow Foo
My son bought this with my help hoping for another rock album. Unfortunately for him, and thankfully for my wife and I, it turned out to be an acoustic album. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Guy
5.0 out of 5 stars Replacement for lost cd
I bought this secondhand because over the years I tend to lose my music either by lending it out and forgetting who I've lent it to and my son's do the same. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Roadrunner
2.0 out of 5 stars i didnt now
i wanted a foo fighters cd with my hero on it and this is the only one i found but its live
Published 18 months ago by callum
5.0 out of 5 stars foo fighters skin and bones
What can i say??? absolutely brilliant, they are a talented bunch of guys anyway, but this was awesome!!! Foo Fighters, you rock, even acoustic style.xxxx love you guys.
Published 21 months ago by kmcd
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Absolutely love this album. The title track reminds me of how close I was to Daave Grohl when he played it at MK in 2011. Read more
Published on 11 Jan 2012 by Melodramatic Fool
5.0 out of 5 stars Ranks up there with the best Unplugged albums
The MTV Unplugged series of programmes from the early-to-mid 90s where bands played acoustic versions of their songs were a popular, refreshing contrast to the bombast of most... Read more
Published on 22 July 2011 by Greg Farefield-Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars FF- Skin and Bones
Just got this album a couple of weeks ago, since then I listened it quite a few times. I have all of the FF albums...no idea why I missed this until now. Read more
Published on 27 April 2011 by Kati
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Awesomeness!!
I was skeptical about buying another live album as it is usually the same songs just played live . .so, listened to once and then tossed into the bargain bin. Read more
Published on 25 Mar 2011 by Mk A. K. Riley
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely :)
Just such a lovely live album. :)
All acoustic, but it gets pretty huge loud and fast at peeks. Read more
Published on 6 July 2009 by Happy Smily Guy
4.0 out of 5 stars Live and amazing!
The Live album Skin and Bones is a brilliant and varied album from the Foos. Feauturing classics such as 'Times like these' and 'best of you' peformed live by Dave Grohl and co. Read more
Published on 14 April 2008 by BookGirl808
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