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The Blow Up

17 Mar. 1999 | Format: MP3

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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
30
1
4:00
30
2
3:22
30
3
5:00
30
4
4:50
30
5
3:04
30
6
3:31
30
7
5:04
30
8
6:13
30
9
7:50
Disc 2
30
1
14:56
30
2
5:01
30
3
14:45
30
4
7:18
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 23 Mar. 1999
  • Release Date: 17 Mar. 1999
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: ROIR
  • Copyright: 1999 ROIR
  • Total Length: 1:24:54
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  • ASIN: B001E9DIPK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 118,209 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Callie on 2 Mar. 2003
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A brilliant live album is made even better with the remastered version enhancing the sound,the original release was very murky!
Television start the show with the Elevators song "Fire engine",they then play most of the tracks from "Marquee Moon " and "Adventure " That's the beauty of Television's live show,they like to jam and on the song "Foxhole" there is an added guitar part which make it a better version than the one on the album !
They also cover "Knockin' on Heavens door" and there's fine guitar playing (don't know if it's Verlaine or Lloyd ) and the final track is "Satisfaction" is brilliant
For me the gem of the concert is 15 minutes worth of "little Johnny Jewel" this is surely Verlaine,s finest moment!
Not a bad track on this album and once again the guitar interplay between Verlaine and Lloyd is amazing
A classic !
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Martin Fielding on 11 May 2012
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This CD set claims to be the only recorded source of TV's covers of Dylan's Knockin and the Stones' Satisfaction but whilst the former is certainly very listenable (and actually sounds like a Verlaine original) the real gems here are 15 minute versions of Marquee Moon and Little Johnny Jewel and really tight live perfomances of classic tracks like Prove It, Venus and Ain't That Nuthin. Only Elevation disppoints, perhaps because it is my favourite off Marquee Moon and the standard of the studio version is so high, but it seems to have significantly worse sound quality than other tracks. But buy this album if you like this band (and who doesn't?) and want to hear them live at their peak.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Keith M TOP 500 REVIEWER on 22 Feb. 2013
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I'm afraid this is the point where all rational thought (or sense of reasoning) goes out the window. I have just been perusing my cassette box(!) and discovered (again) this marvellous gem. Now, for me, Television in 1977 (the year I saw them supporting(!) Blondie at the Hammersmith Odeon - or indeed in 1978, when The Blow Up was recorded) is something approaching perfection (the equivalent of 67 Velvets, 75 Springsteen, 77 Clash, 79 Joy Division, you get the picture). Of course, the recording quality here is mediocre (at best) - bum notes played and sung permeate - but (equally of course) that's not the point. This is 85 minutes(!) of pure, unadulterated brilliance by the creators of one of the greatest albums of all time, and featuring the astonishing twin guitar attack of Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd.

Not surprisingly, the aforesaid Marquee Moon album features heavily in the material here (See No Evil, Prove It, Elevation, Venus De Milo, Friction, Marquee Moon) - the song versions are pretty close to the studio versions (with the exception of the extended solos on MM) and minimal comment is required on songs of this calibre. Not much can live with the Marquee Moon songs, of course, but the album does spring one or two surprises. Each of the other Verlaine songs (the title song, I Don't Care, Foxhole and Ain't That Nothing - the latter two from the Marquee Moon follow-up album, Adventure) are perfectly respectable. The 15-minute version of Verlaine's Little Johnny Jewel is something else entirely though and is for me the album highlight, containing as it does as brilliantly inventive a guitar solo as I have heard from (I assume) Verlaine, giving the song a feel somewhere between Sister Ray and John Coltrane.
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Love Verlaine's work both solo and with Television alas this atrocious recording is too much to bear. Pity... as the underlyng music isn't without merit and very good in parts, especially the first disc, shame the quality of the recording is so poor.
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