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Tales Of The Unexpected [Clean]

3 July 1990 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 3 July 1990
  • Release Date: 3 July 1990
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Total Length: 41:51
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  • ASIN: B001GVVFGK
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 158,502 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Fergal Woods on 26 Feb. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Mahogany Rush faced the problem in 1979 of how to follow up their most successful album (1978's "Live") when the prevailing perception was that they were at their best in a concert rather than a studio setting. The record label's response was a release sharing live and studio tracks. To my thinking this was not a wholly successful project. None of the live songs (with the possible exception of "Bottom of the Barrel") are anywhere near the same quality as the preceding release. Not bad but nothing special. Pretty much the same for the 4 studio numbers - "Sister Change" is a heavy funk riff that is ultimately too repetitive and "All Along the Watchtower" is at least the equal of the classic Hendrix version! The other cover " Norwegian Wood" is pretty naff and the instrumental title track changes tack halfway through to hint at the jazz forays Marino would delve into with later recordings.

If this wasn't sandwiched between 2 5-star albums (1980's "What's Next" was the mighty follow-up) I might well have given 4 stars for the disc but I've always felt "Tales" was a dip in form from this powerhouse outfit. You now have the option of acquiring this and making up your own mind because the 3 albums mentioned above are all now available on a 2 CD package from BGO that you can probably pick up for around a tenner - an incredible bargain that's not to be missed !
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. I. Boswell on 28 Jan. 2010
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PURCHASED THE ALBUM BECAUSE I RECKON ITS HIS BEST SUPERB WORTH THE MONEY FOR THE TRACK BOTTOM OF THE BARREL ALONE.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mel on 1 Jan. 2015
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good music
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Mahogany Rush's Finest! 4 Aug. 2006
By JAMES MCCORMICK - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
"Tales of the Unexpected," one part studio, one part live, is my favorite Mahogany Rush album. The studio section includes two originals & two covers. The originals "Sister Change" & "Tales of the Unexpected" has Marino stretching out his farthest. Both songs almost bordering on heavy fusion. Marino just cuts out solid magnificent mountains of jazzy guitar runs at the speed of light, he is at once heavy, ethereal, concise & commanding, & his rhythm section cuts it through out following Frank like a car chase down a winding mountain road. "Norwegian Wood" & "All Along the Watchtower" add even more of an ethereal twist than was on the originals. Honestly, Marino made these songs his own with his unique approch, making these songs float on a bed of sweetly scented dream like airwaves carressing my ears & entering my brain like billowing tufts of opium smoke. I was addicted to their dreamy embrace.

The live section features heavy, heavy, gut wrenching blues/metal originals with "Down, Down, Down" & "Door of Illusion" hitting that blues, funk, metal path that was only trodden down by fellow contemporaries Robin Trower & Pat Travers this convincingly in the 70's... hell, at anytime. The live work here on par with Mahogany Rush's excellent "Live" album, leaving one battered & bruised & begging for more!

"Tales of the Unexpected" is Marino's crowning achievement, never to be topped in my opinion. Frank put out numerous albums afterward, but each album just seemed to lose focus to the point Frank was parodying himself. Funny enough, is was not until 2000 with the excellent "Eye of the Strom" that Marino captured past glories.

Marino has always been an artist that was hit & miss, his failures just that, but his success's, oh so sweet! Frank & his band Mahogany Rush can now be looked at as a band that was definitely born of Hendrix, but also pushed the grand man's ideas, & eventually came on to their own being, one of low valleys, but also soaring peaks that beg to be climbed.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
real vintage-a cross over point from original to cover music 4 Jan. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
In this effort Frank Marino has shown that not only does he do his original compositions but he also honors those whose music he does on cover tunes. I personally like the title song as a very original instrumental & also his cover of "Watchtower" I Believe is the most faithful to the Hendrix song
Many people are constantly bombarded over the FM band with the Hendrix rendition-however Marino's & also Dave Mason's copy are less frequently heard but represent alternative fare to the play list of impoverished FM stations. It's truly amazing how much vinyl was sacrificed to just one artists copy. I enjoy Hendrix but not the same old stuff over & over again courtesy of the "rerun radio" (WRRR) mindset Thanks a lot, Brian Benson.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Old friend from the past. 25 July 2007
By David A. Mercer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Tales of the Unexpected, had not heard this since I bought the Vinyl album, when it first came out. I had to get the cd, and it`s like seeing an old friend long lost. What can I say the music is as good sounding as it was back then. Buy it!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
the live songs are the best! 2 Dec. 2012
By Michael Dobey - Published on Amazon.com
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this one came out after the excellent 'world anthem' and it's studio tracks are very good , but it's the live tracks on this one that stand out. Each are blistering hard rock songs that are played by one of the fastest guitar players ever. The first side has a ok version of 'all along the watchtower' and another really good version of a beatle's song. "sister change' is a synth laden track that sounds pretty cool too. But you really want this for the live side with songs like 'bottom of the barrel' and others. This is a fine work from the band here. The sound is very good too on this cd.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Music Man 29 July 2010
By M. Murphy - Published on Amazon.com
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Mahogany Rush was not one of those main stream bands from the 70's and 80's. That is what makes them so great to listen to today. You didn't get a chance to hear these tunes on your local radio station (their mistake). If you are on the fence about purchasing any Old Mahogany Rush CD's or Albums, Do It Now. These CD's are not being reproduced and when they are gone the price of these will go thru the roof!
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