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As Above, So Below - The Unauthorized Yngwie Biography
As Above, So Below - The Unauthorized Yngwie Biography
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4.0 out of 5 stars Yngwie The Viking, 30 Sept. 2014
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Although it races through the latter period of Yngwie's career, it is nevertheless an interesting (if unofficial) trawl through the life and times of the irascible Swede. His playing is (or at least was in those early days) untouchable. I still remember my first encounter with Yngwie (via some Steeler demos) and the shock of just how fast he played and how many notes he crammed in. As the years have gone on though his playing, although still good, wanders along the same paths and he rarely steps outside of his comfort zone. His last good album was, in my opinion, 'Facing The Animal' (and a lot of that was down to the quality of his vocalist, Mats Leven). But I digress... It comes as no surprise that his arrogance has led to his downfall on many occasions (I've met Yngwie numerous times so I have witnessed first hand how he can be) and although this is an unauthorized account of his life, I'm more inclined to believe what's written here as opposed to Yngwie's own deluded memoirs...


Those Who Ride With Giants [Deluxe]
Those Who Ride With Giants [Deluxe]
Price: £5.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous instrumental music (for fans of Explosions In The Sky, The Sleep Design, La Liberte...), 30 Sept. 2014
Absolutely exquisite instrumental EP from Those Who Ride With Giants. Essentially the work of one man (MJ Callaghan), this seven track release is for those of you that have found solace in the likes of Explosions In The Sky, The Sleep Design, La Liberte and to a lesser extent Mogwai. Beautiful instrumental music that lifts the soul. Highly recommended.


Labyrinth
Labyrinth
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4.0 out of 5 stars An overlooked gem..., 14 Dec. 2010
This review is from: Labyrinth (Audio CD)
As female singers go Canada's Kerri Anderson isn't a name that instantly springs to mind as one of the best. In fact, she rarely springs to mind at all. Which is a shame as this album is actually rather decent and Anderson is a fine singer. Backed by Spencer Sercombe and Gregg Ellis (both members of L.A. rock act Shark Island at the time) as well as session stars Don Schiff and Jeff Morrow, 'Labyrinth' is a well crafted, well thought out record. Stand outs include 'Ghosts' (a video was made for this track), 'In The Night', the Paula Cole-esque 'Where David Sleeps', 'Angel Says' and the gorgeous 'I Will Disappear'. The last track prophetic because for all intents and purposes that's exactly what Kerri Anderson did not long after this album came out.


A Public Disservice Announcement (Special Edition)
A Public Disservice Announcement (Special Edition)
Price: £9.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Ah, Sect. 8..., 5 Dec. 2010
Two of the best tracks on this album ('Timebomb' and 'Louder') are both old Sect. 8 songs (J3's band before hooking up with Tommy).
If you can find a copy check out '88cm Kanone' by Sect. 8, worth every penny!


Still Dangerous: Live at Tower Theatre Philadelphia 1977
Still Dangerous: Live at Tower Theatre Philadelphia 1977
Price: £12.51

30 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still Dangerous? It was never in doubt!, 18 Feb. 2009
For years Thin Lizzy's legendary performance from the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia has been the 'holy grail' of Lizzy's live work. The band performed two nights at the Tower, Oct 20th and 21st, 1977 on the band's 'Bad Reputation' tour. The 20th is the fabled King Biscuit radio performance, bootlegged but never officially released, whereas 'Still Dangerous' is from the second night and is a must have for all Thin Lizzy fans.
Discovered in a dusty lock-up a couple of years ago by guitarist Scott Gorham, the tapes that became 'Still Dangerous' have been lovingly restored and re-mixed by celebrated produced Glyn Johns (with help from Scott) and capture's Thin Lizzy at the absolute height of their powers.
Sadly time wasn't too kind to all the tapes and only 12 tracks were salvaged (the Japanese version and I Tunes version will feature 'Emerald' and 'Bad Reputation' missing from this version) but the music they rescued is simply stunning. From Downey's fantastic, groove-informed drumming, to Gorham and Brian Robertson's tight as you like guitar work onto Phil Lynott's effortless bass playing and iconic voice, you'll be hard pushed to find a better Thin Lizzy performance.
Adding 'Soldier Of Fortune', 'Me And The Boys' and a spectacular 'Opium Trail' to definitive versions of live favourites such as 'Massacre', 'Dancing In The Moonlight', 'Jailbreak' and 'Don't Believe A Word', 'Still Dangerous' is an essential addition to the Thin Lizzy canon and whether you're a long time fan or a relative newcomer to the band, 'Still Dangerous' proves once and for all why Thin Lizzy are still regarded as one of the greatest live bands to ever grace a stage.
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Still Dangerous: Live At The Tower Theatre Philadelphia 1977
Still Dangerous: Live At The Tower Theatre Philadelphia 1977

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Live & Dangerous!, 11 Feb. 2009
For years Thin Lizzy's legendary performance from the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia has been the 'holy grail' of Lizzy's live work. The band performed two nights at the Tower, Oct 20th and 21st, 1977 on the band's 'Bad Reputation' tour. The 20th is the fabled King Biscuit radio performance, bootlegged but never officially released, whereas 'Still Dangerous' is from the second night and is a must have for all Thin Lizzy fans.
Discovered in a dusty lock-up a couple of years ago by guitarist Scott Gorham, the tapes that became 'Still Dangerous' have been lovingly restored and re-mixed by celebrated produced Glyn Johns (with help from Scott) and capture's Thin Lizzy at the absolute height of their powers.
Sadly time wasn't too kind to all the tapes and only 12 tracks were salvaged (the Japanese version and I Tunes version will feature 'Emerald' and 'Bad Reputation' missing from this version) but the music they rescued is simply stunning. From Downey's fantastic, groove-informed drumming, to Gorham and Brian Robertson's tight as you like guitar work onto Phil Lynott's effortless bass playing and iconic voice, you'll be hard pushed to find a better Thin Lizzy performance.
Adding 'Soldier Of Fortune', 'Me And The Boys' and a spectacular 'Opium Trail' to definitive versions of live favourites such as 'Massacre', 'Dancing In The Moonlight', 'Jailbreak' and 'Don't Believe A Word', 'Still Dangerous' is an essential addition to the Thin Lizzy canon and whether you're a long time fan or a relative newcomer to the band, 'Still Dangerous' proves once and for all why Thin Lizzy are still regarded as one of the greatest live bands to ever grace a stage.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Mar 25, 2009 10:40 PM GMT


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