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Holy Diver - Remastered
Holy Diver - Remastered
Price: 5.56

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Big noise from a little bloke, 10 Feb 2006
This review is from: Holy Diver - Remastered (Audio CD)
Imagine a time when image counted for nothing and substance was all. No wonder when Holy Diver was released it was christened with the tag of Best Rock album of '83 by many fans and Journo's alike. Forget the rainbow/dragon lyric association Dio have, and saviour a truly awe-inspiring release. RJD's vocals are simply astounding - from gutteral roar to soulful melody - he just nails them. Vivian cambell's guitar simply shreds and the quality of the song writing is exceptional. Remastered production is pretty fine too and drags this album into 2006 where it proudly gives a big fat middle finger to most current rock release's. Take a bow whoever gave the green light to remaster and re-issue this - I salute you. Trust me if you fancy 40 or so mins of 'classic' rock that will make you jump up and down like a loon spend a measly 6 quid on this and let a short odd looking bloke take you to rock heaven. Thank god this wasn't submitted to a record label in 2006...RJD would never have got past the marketing executives!!
Peace out.


Live!
Live!
Price: 11.42

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Keep Disc 1 - Bin Disc 2, 10 Feb 2006
This review is from: Live! (Audio CD)
The Police really defined the term 'power' trio. Along with Rush, it amazes me that just 3 people can make so much noise. If you're gonna buy this just relish the 1st disc from '79 - Punk, rock, dub/reggae all driven by Copeland's drumming and Sting relishing his role as a proper raw rock'n'roll frontman. Just check out the jam in 'This beds too big...' un-believable. It amazes me how lame Sting has become considering the amount of ass he kicks on this disc. Anyway agree with the previous reviewer. Second disc is a little too polished for my liking but the muscianship just about makes it listenable. Then again maybe I'm being too harsh judging by the 'live' dross I frequently witness. Finally the remastered production is special. On an Ipod with decent headphones disc1 sounds like you are front row. Trust me..love rock..love the Police ..Live. Truly special.
Peace out.


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