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Rock Of Ages: The Band In Concert
Rock Of Ages: The Band In Concert
Price: 11.69

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock Of Ages - Perfect Title for this masterpiece, 24 Jun 2006
This is not only one of the best, if not the best, live album of all time, but also one of the BEST albums of all time, which would then also make it one of the best concerts ever. Fantastic! The Band is so tight that despite the cheers from the crowd, you would think that this is a studio album. The Band is an unusual combination of raw, mountainish, almost garage-like band music with extreme versatility and tightness. The version of The Weight on this album is arguably the best that they ever performed this song (not that crazy about the studio version) and they do an outstanding version of Marvin Gaye's Don't Do It with all of the NY horns. Every single song on this album is done at a high level - I would have loved attending this concert. This is a must for any music collection. A masterpiece.


The Very Best Of The Beach Boys
The Very Best Of The Beach Boys
Price: 5.00

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Genius of Brian Wilson, 24 Jun 2006
This contains a solid collection of some of their best songs - and there was so many of them. No doubt of the genius of Brian Wilson, possibly one of the most creative artists in the studio. The Beach Boys are known for their well crafted songs with layered harmonies, longing melodies and clever lyrics. Brian and company had to change with the competitive landscape of the mid 60's and adapt to the complex times and his compositions reflect that, though most of this collection is from their earlier works. Their songs have a way of bringing you to a special place and seem almost ethereal. If I had to choose an all-star band, I would definitely have Brian Wilson in the studio for the production. He could bring it all together so well, despite his quirky ways. Don't Worry Baby and Caroline No are among their best songs, if not 2 of the finer songs that I've ever heard that really hold up aven after 40 years, with their beautiful arrangements and melancholy, yet somehow, hopeful yearnings. I Can Hear Music, Heroes and Villains, Wouldn't It Be Nice, Wild Honey, California Girls and Darlin' are all classic Beach Boys' songs. One note; 2 songs that I would have liked to see added to this which I sorely miss - The Warmth of the Sun and Surf's Up. These are 2 songs that are just too good to NOT be on the CD.


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