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At The Kabuki Theatre
At The Kabuki Theatre
Price: £14.23

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Like an under-rehearsed QMS covers band, 2 Oct. 2007
This review is from: At The Kabuki Theatre (Audio CD)
If like me you were looking for more of the Happy Trails quality, then this isn't it. Not worth the new price but for completists, perhaps a cheap used set will be sufficient? Over indulgent and sloppy playing. The ocassional burst of real fire makes it all the more poignant. Do I hear scraping at the bottom of the corporate barrel? Yup, sure do. As I write this I'm listening to the Cipollina / Gravenites band CD "Monkey Medicine" Far, far better.


Sweeping Up the Spotlight - Jefferson Airplane Live at the Fillmore East 1969
Sweeping Up the Spotlight - Jefferson Airplane Live at the Fillmore East 1969
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £4.99

5 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Bought it, then sold it the next day, 13 Sept. 2007
My rating is against every official live JA recording and a handful of bootlegs too that I own and listen to. Fine recording quality, but Ms Slick is too absent too often and some of the Marty Balin vocals are embarrassing. `Pointed Head' is without doubt truly one of the finest live recordings ever. Hopefully there were no studio overdubs on `Pointed Head'. There certainly aren't any as far as I can tell on `Spotlight' though - because some of the more dismal aspects would have been cleaned up. Might be worth it used. But truly for completeists only. Ho hum.


Soho: Live At Ronnie Scott's
Soho: Live At Ronnie Scott's
Price: £7.87

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Listen, and weep., 13 Sept. 2007
Weep, because of the fact he was back from the dead, and gave it his best shot here. Weep because he is not really 'there', when compared to the fire of the 3 Boston CDs. and weep 'cos he's gone off somewhere again and the Splinter Group are no more - apparently.


Slippin in
Slippin in
Price: £46.01

1 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay, but he's done better. Far better in fact., 13 Sept. 2007
This review is from: Slippin in (Audio CD)
Against his own high standards, this really is nothing more than okay. Still a lot better than the wannabees, but feels a bit like playing by numbers. A pity.


Hofner Blue Notes
Hofner Blue Notes
Offered by Smaller World Future
Price: £279.86

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Inoffensive; Bit of a yawn really, 13 Sept. 2007
This review is from: Hofner Blue Notes (Audio CD)
A couple of steps up from "Music for elevators Vol 7". Nice, but hardly exciting. Great cover, but the detail is ambiguous. Does CR really play bass? And does he play bass on this? All the cover says is Artist = Chris Rea. Might refer to the printed images rather than the performer. Or possibly both. In my view, not worth the elevated prices for new or used.


Moog [2004] [DVD]
Moog [2004] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Charlie Clouser

7 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars J Munro (above) is 100% correct, 6 Mar. 2007
This review is from: Moog [2004] [DVD] (DVD)
I agree with everything he says. Moreover the tedious clips of modern glorified knob-twiddlers pretending to be musicians is a waste of time for everyone - other than those who think that morons pushing a vinyl record backward and forwards is some sort of world-class awe-inspiring talent rather than an over-rated and over-paid occupation. Could have been so much better. Mr Moog though - seems like a really fine man.


At Golden Gate Park: May 7 1969
At Golden Gate Park: May 7 1969
Offered by westworld-
Price: £6.76

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mr Bodhi Heeren (above) is totally correct, 6 Mar. 2007
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Worth it for the truly fine and sometimes extraordinary guitar/bass interplay particularly on Plastic Fantastic Lover. Didn't the singers know they were out of tune - or perhaps they didn't care? "Bless its pointed little head" is not only far better mixed but is IMHO one of the finest live recordings ever.


Pure
Pure

2.0 out of 5 stars A paradox, 14 Jun. 2006
This review is from: Pure (Audio CD)
A truly brilliant voice wasted on instantly forgetable music and lyrics. What's going on? Surely someone should have advised her not to cover Wuthering Heights? The potential's there so I'll try a few of her other CDs, but really - could do better.


Spyboy
Spyboy

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'd give it 6 stars if I could, 27 May 2005
This review is from: Spyboy (Audio CD)
Impossible to overpraise. A quietly majestic performance beautifully captured. Absolutely no filler whatsover. For example, just listen to the guitar on track 9 [Tulsa Queen]. Extraordinary technique without flash. Just brilliant. The rest is magical too. Just ..... wow.


Nina Simone & Piano!/Silk And Soul
Nina Simone & Piano!/Silk And Soul
Offered by westworld-
Price: £9.98

2 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful is too good a word., 10 Dec. 2004
Good grief. What sort of mood was she in when she flung this lot together? Was it some sort of ironic joke? Borrow it just to hear her mangling of the already nauseous Everyone's Gone To The Moon. Then laugh, or weep, or both. Definitely borrow first before considering spending your hard earned on this.
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