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The Survivor's Suite
The Survivor's Suite
Price: £13.32

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars survivours sweet!, 9 Nov. 2000
This review is from: The Survivor's Suite (Audio CD)
This studio recording of Jarretts 'American' quartet from the mid seventies is a remarkable piece of work. It is that particualar groups most focused effort. After the moody and percussive intro of 'Begining' the melody of the saxes and flutes strong and confident. The highlight of this track is Haden's bass solo accompanied by Jarrrets chimes. The bass is precice and powerful. Pure wood. Track two 'Conclusion' opens with the whole band flailing like crazy around Paul Motians beats and Dewey Redman's chainsawlike firebrand sax. Jazz and Grunge if you like. It steadies out after this in a nice ride down from the mountain. Probably my favourite Keith Jarrett album and I have them all. ALAN MURRAY


Stereopathetic Soulmanure
Stereopathetic Soulmanure
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Price: £55.23

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars lo-fi hero, 6 Nov. 2000
wait. before you buy this 1. don't expect super studio production and 2. "proper songs" because this CD was recorded on 4 track at it's best and dictophone at it's worst. Now the music. This is really what Beck was all about before "Loser" catapulted him to fame. It is a collection of ideas and stuff so it is not a preconcieved "album" as such. Lots of musicians have an album like this in them, I myself have spent ten years trying to capture the ultimate lo-fi moment. Beck does it well enough here, in the garage, in the parking lot, in the bedroom and just about everywhere else. This cd is not Beck as we know him now so fans maybe dissapointed but if you like a ****** up sound, hillbilly metalhead feel and you have time to kill, it's worth a listen. PS it also contains the lovely sad country ballad "Rowboat". I believe Johnny Cash has covered this song. There's always a gem amoungst the stone! alan murray


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