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Somethin' Els Original recording remastered


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JACK BRUCE. The composer, the singer, the multi-instrumentalist, the Legend. Hailed as one of the most powerful vocalists and greatest bassists of his time, his improvisational skill and utterly unique, free-spirited approach to composition and performance would forever change electric music. His pioneering, full-toned, free-wheeling playing on the electric bass revolutionised the way the ... Read more in Amazon's Jack Bruce Store

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  • Audio CD (27 Jan. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Esoteric Recordings
  • ASIN: B00GXQEKL0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,571 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Waiting On a Word
2. Willpower
3. Ships in the Night
4. Peaces of the East
5. Close Enough for Love
6. G.B. Dawn Blues
7. Criminality
8. Child Song
9. FM
10. The Wind Cries Mary
11. Lizard On a Hot Rock
12. Rope Ladder to the Moon

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Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly remastered and expanded edition of the classic 1993 Jack Bruce album Somethin Els. Originally released on the CMP label, the album was a true return to form, featuring wonderful tracks such as Ships in the Night (on which Jack sang a duet with Maggie Reilly), Childsong, Peaces of the East, Waiting on a Word, Willpower and many more. Somethin Els was also notable for the presence of Eric Clapton on guitar, along with other guests Clem Clempson (guitar), Dick Heckstall-Smith (sax) and Stuart Elliot (drums). This Esoteric Recordings release has been newly remastered and features three rare bonus tracks originally featured on the 1993 album The Snake Music by Mark Nauseef and Miroslav Tadic, all featuring Jack " Lizard on a Hot Rock, The Wind Cries Mary and a fabulous reworking of the classic Rope Ladder to the Moon. The release includes a booklet that restores the original album artwork.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By webmaster@theafflicted.com on 17 Nov. 2000
Format: Audio CD
Any fan of Jack Bruce has to have this album! Apart from being one of THE best recordings he has ever done (in my opinion) it is also a land mark recording in the fact that it has Eric Clapton on there (first time they had recorded since the split of Cream), and also Clem Clempson! There's some beautiful guitar work on there and Jacks bass playing is nothing short of magnificent! It's a brilliant studio album, with great, fresh songs, and stunning performances!
It's a shame this album didn't get the support that it deserved at them time - but it's still a great piece of work, no matter what the sales figures were like!
It was recorded on the CMP label, in Germany and the studios output is often used as reference material for Hifi buffs!
There's also some nice little gems on there for bass players, Child Song utilises muti-tracked bass parts - sounding like a piano part!
Waiting on a word, Ships, and Willpower are definite hits if I ever heard one!
I'd say that this is also a very good into to Jack Bruce, for the un-acquanted!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By GlynLuke TOP 100 REVIEWER on 14 Sept. 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Every record by Jack Bruce is different from the last. This one's very different, from almost anything else I've heard, by Jack or by anyone.
This magnificent musician never ceases to amaze, thrill and inspire me. He can sing tenderly, or like a soaring angel who just can't keep what he has to say to himself.
He can hit notes you wouldn't believe possible, and he can move you near to tears with a slow-burn ballad.
This 1993 album followed Automatic, on which he'd flirted with techno sounds. He'd also not personally been a very happy bunny, so it's doubly good to hear him so joyously abandoned on these varied songs, the first three with old compadre Eric Clapton guesting on guitar, to fine effect. In fact these three tracks are quite wonderful, Waiting on a Word & Ships in the Night being particularly memorable, as is the lovely Close Enough For Love.
From then on it's surprises all the way, with a couple of angular, wayward numbers that at first sound a bit of a trial to listen to, but in fact are all of a piece with JB's questing spirit.
The album proper ends with an affecting instrumental called FM, one of several tracks which prove what a superb pianist (and all-round stunning musician) Jack is.
The extra three tracks are astonishing, and would appear to be from another album altogether - Snake Music - made with Mark Nauseef and Miroslav Tadic, with David Torn on guitar. One of them is a version of old JB song Rope Ladder To The Moon, and another is a very slow, brooding cover of the old classic Hendrix hit The Wind Cries Mary - which you must hear!
Maggie Reilly sings with Jack on two songs, and the excellent Clem Clempson plays guitar on most tracks.
I love almost everything Jack Bruce does, and this is no exception. As singer or bass virtuoso, pianist or harmonica player (a good example of that here, too) this man is close to genius.

Somethin els? Somethin els again...!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr P VINE VOICE on 3 Dec. 2009
Format: Audio CD
Whilst painting the downstairs loo for Christmas I clapped the headphones on with Somethin Els.
Not my favourite Jack album but lots and lots to love.
A passionate opener in Waiting on a Word and then the boisterous Willpower both with Eric Clapton playing lead.
Ships in the Night is one of the highlights with Maggie Reilly and Jack dovetailing beautifully on the vocals. Truly magical.
Great work on the piano and an all too rare outing on the cello from The Bruce too. All that and a great outro from Mr Clapton.
Peaces of the East is a mainly electronic offering with only Stuart Elliot on drums and Reilly on backing vocals accompanying Jacks multilayered keyboard sounds. An unusual track but all the better for it - "they love their nightmare."
Close Enough for Love is a Jack power ballad - with the Bruce tonsils reaching out plaintively. Strange piano bar jazz middle section with a recording from a party or something that features an argumentative Mrs Bruce if you listen closely.
G.B. Dawn Blues (For Graham Bond) has an appearance by Dick Heckstall-Smith on saxes and stomps along. Great organ and piano from Jack as one has come to expect.
Criminality is another weird one with mainly Jack on the electronics, Anton Fier on drums and Ray Gomez on guitar. It starts off with part of a speech by former Tory MP Douglas Hurd. It doesn't all work but in the main is pretty enjoyable with some fantastic screaming soprano sax by the great Dave Liebman at the end.
Then possibly the best - Childsong - mainly Jack singing and on multi-basses and percussion. Trilok Gurtu and Mark Nauseef are on percussion too. Liebman's sax floats in and out with amazing grace. No other instruments. Its sparse and dense at the same time. Utterly spellbinding.
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By SpaceTime on 7 Mar. 2014
Format: Audio CD
I listen to a lot of music and this CD is really something else. It's in my top 3 of all time, just wonderful, and Eric playing as well - what else is there to say.
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By D. M. Gerrard on 19 Mar. 2015
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Love it Jack.
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