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A disgrace, 2 Feb 2006
Having been a fan of Jack Bruce since "Fresh Cream" then on through his amazing solo albums and collaborations with a wide variety of other musicians, I was excited to find that a biography had at last appeared - and just in good time to ask my daughter to make it my Christmas present.
What a bringdown. I have never come across such a shoddily produced book. Dozens of typos litter virtually every page. The factual errors are laughable - the belief that John Mayall's "Top of the World" is the same song as Howling Wolf's "Sitting on Top of the World"; a Wheels of Fire track quoted as "Deserted Cities of the Night"; the assertion that there are no blues songs on Disraeli Gears - so what's Arthur Reynolds' "Outside Woman Blues" then?
All in all, a travesty - and this for a musical legend who deserves so much better.
Here's the killer too. My daughter is a student who has to be careful how she spends her money. If you love Jack, Cream, music biography or, hell, simply books - avoid!