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The People Dressed Like Monkeys (Live)
The People Dressed Like Monkeys (Live)
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A historical dokument., 15 Jun 2014
The sound qulity isn't the best. The orgin might be a cassette tape. But as a document of how Randy Newman appeared on stage in the early seventies (in what seems to be an intimate little place in front of an easily counted audience) and as a complemente to the short album "Live" from 1971, this is necessary stuff for every Newman-fan. The assortment of songs Randy choose to sing with just his piano and maybe some foot stamp, can be regarded as a "best-of"-collection of his early material. That overtrumps the somehow deficient audio preformance easily.

The menu:

Lover's Prayer
Yellow Man
Sail Away
Living Without You
Mama Told me Not To Come
Rosemary
Last Night I Had A Dream
Let Me Go
Lucinda
I'll Be Home
Suzanne
My Old Kentucky Home
I Think It's Going To Rain Today
Tickle Me
Love Story (You And Me)
Simon Smith And The Amazing Dancing Bear
Cowboy
If You Need Oil
The Beehive State
So Long Dad
Guilty
Lonley At The Top
You Can Leave Your Hat On
Dayton, Ohio 1903
Linda
Memo To My Son
Political Science
God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)
I Love L.A. (Tonight TV Show 1984)


Live In New York
Live In New York
Price: £65.03

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Out-and-out Doorsism., 10 April 2014
This review is from: Live In New York (Audio CD)
One weekend, one band, four concerts and six CD:s. An overkill or what? Especially when the band in question has flooded the market with livealbums the last decade. That was my thoughts and that was the reason for my hesitation to purchase this CD-cox. Now that I finally did, I don't know what I was thinking.

This edition, in a most tastefull designed package with a dito booklet, captures The Doors at their full blossom as an live act in a marvelous rock marathon. It's uniqeuly unedited with warts and all so if there's a few minutes break for tuning or something we get that too which vouch for a very authentic concert experience. By now, early 1970, Jim Morrison has fully developed his singing potential and is in total control of it. On this January weekend Jim Morrison being his best animal Jim Morrison. And when THAT guy is in the mood the rest of the band will certainley follow.

Taking place a month before "Morrison Hotel" saw the light of day they start every show with their new single "Roadhouse Blues" and "Peace Frog", "Ship Of Fools", "Blue Sunday" and "Maggie M'Gill" from the same LP must also have been novelties for the audience. Classics like "Light My Fire", "Break On Through", "Five To One", "Soul Kitchen", "Alabama Song", "Back Door Man" and "When The Music's Over" handles wonderfull unrestrainedly three or four times over. And they can take it on every occasion.

Among the covers ("Money", "Crawling King Snake", "Little Red Rooster", "Rock Me", "Getting To N.Y. Blues" with John Sebastian on harp!, "Gloria") "Who Do You Love" must go down as one of the best Bo Diddley-renderings ever (go Densmore go!). And the special treatments "The End" and "Celebration Of The Lizard" delivers of course the inimitable doorsian rock n roll-drama.

So if you like me always valued "Absolutley Live", which contents to 50 % orginates from these recordings, as one of the very classic livealbums in the history of rock "Live In New York" is an extended seven hours adventure of the same magic. Imagien "Live At Kelvin Hall", "Live At The Apollo", "Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out", "At Newport" or "Live At Leeds" (well in The Whos case we're almost there if one include "Live At Hull") getting the same maneuver. IMAGIEN! That would have been equivalent.


Paul Mccartney: Put It There [VHS]
Paul Mccartney: Put It There [VHS]
VHS
Offered by brownfennell
Price: £4.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Missing Elvis., 11 Feb 2013
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A nice enough travel back in time to the late 80:s during the recordings of Paul McCartneys "Flowers In The Dirt". Scenarios are at offer from the studio catching Paul and his band (including Linda) modeling the songs from that album. They also let themselfs have a go at some former McCartney-songs, Beatles material and oldies from the 50:s. The ensamble seems to enjoy themselfs which generates good spirit and the conductors musical authority (in the words best meaning) always shines through even thou he at moments flipping out just for the fun of it. Inbetween the songs there is "talking heads-inputs" from the band and of course mostly from McCartney himself in his characteristic easy go lucky but simultaneously substantial way.

But the main reason I ordered this old VHS for the humble price of £2 was that I was hoping to witness some of the cooperation between Paul and Elvis Costello who together wrote four of the songs and sings duet on one of them ("You Want Her Too") for "Flowers In The Dirt". But all we get is short sequences when Elvis lays out "My Brave Face" solo with an acoustic. So that was an obvious disappointment. Has there ever been made a proper docomentery about the two gigants collaboration?

Still, if you want to check up the Beatles-legend at 47 this is the place to go. (And don't miss the scoop; Lionel Messi had a former career as a drummer!)

Song index:

C Moon
My Brave Face
Rough Ride
Figure Of Eight
Fool On The Hill
Things We Said Today
I Saw Her Standing There
The Long And Winding Road
How Many People
That Day Is Done
This One
Put It There
Hello Goodbye
Just Because
Summertime
Lucille
Ain't That A Shame
Distractions
Party Party
Let It Be.


The Beatles In Mono
The Beatles In Mono
Offered by MediaMine
Price: £145.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How The Beatles intended it to sound., 31 July 2012
This review is from: The Beatles In Mono (Audio CD)
I first bought the stereo version of this holy grale and thought that was enough but since The Beatles themselfs made their final decision on how their recordings should sound in released shape (up to The White Album) only after hearing them in mono, I decided to get the mono-box too so I could hear it the way they did.

It always puzzled me that The Fab Four never bothered to oversee the stereo mixing and left it to some sound engineer to fix it for better or worse. Or why they didn't THINK stereo when they created their music. Otherwice they where very ambitious and specific on how they wanted their music to appear with a lot of technical, innovative and imaginative manipulations of the sound (backwards guitars, dubbel track voices, distorted horns, loops etc). But when it came to such a fundamental issue as stereo mixing they obviously didn't care. I mean I'm pretty sure themselfs got nice stereo equipments at home enjoying "Elvis Is Back!" (in living stereo) for instance. John Lennon didn't hear the stereo versions until the red and blue collections was released in 1973 and was very upset with the less sophisticated outcome. A little late to react by then.

But even the sun got it's spots (the only one?) and that's the reason why, in The Beatles case, I also want the mono versions (generaly I'm a stereo type of guy). Have they handled the stereo mixing as great as they handled their music this box would have been quite superfluous but since they didn't, it's indispensable.


The Complete Masters 1933-1959
The Complete Masters 1933-1959
Price: £51.10

26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best way to spend 28 pounds!, 3 Dec 2011
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For the first time: a CD-box spanning over Billie Holidays whole career 1933 to 1959. Here's her orginal releases from Colombia, Brunswick, Bluebird, OKeh, Commondore, Harmony, V-Disc, Decca, Aladdin, Clef, Verve and finaly MGM. 323 songs in approximately 17 hours music packed as 8 dubble-hardpaper-covers in a handsome box. Also included is a booklet with a filling , biography written by one Anthony Baldwin and with the recordingsfacts for each song (dates, musicians and locations).

I'm not sure if it's remastered. It says on the cover: "Mastering by Studio 101" whatever that means. But to me it sounds very good. Very clear in the voice and instuments with a solid bass to support.

What we don't get is the big quantities of alternative takes, liverarities, previously unreleased tracks and studiotalk that boxes like "Lady Day - The Complete Billie Holiday on Colombia" or "The Complete Verve Studio Master Takes" offers. So for completists this box maybe isn't enogh but otherwise it's a splendid and historical adventure and what an insanely generous bargain!

NOTE! It's a limited edition!
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