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All Fired Up ~ Poco
All Fired Up ~ Poco
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than ever, 15 July 2013
Throughout their many incarnations I have followed this quintessential country rock band over many decades. This latest CD is one of their best, standing comparison with LEGEND and ROSE OF CIMARRON. Their Achilles heel over the years has been lack of really strong songs but not the case here with a variety of excellent new songs, the best by ever present Rusty Young. A tongue in cheek NEIL YOUNG is one of the highlights but honestly it's an album you can play right the way through and enjoy. Please, Poco, don't ever stop making this wonderful music
The Voice: Over Twenty Years in Music, 1939-1960 ~ Frank Sinatra
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An opportunity missed, 14 Jun 2012
With such a vast undertaking as this, obviously it will take time to listen to it properly and assess its merits accordingly. However, at first glance there seems to be a serious omission which could easily be rectified. Sinatra recorded for Columbia up until 1952 - this collection stops short with I'M A FOOL TO WANT YOU in 1951 and omits what would have constituted a full Cd's worth of tracks. I wonder if this was a conscious decision or whether someone has slipped up. With thse tracks included, the set could have claimed to comprise all his Columbia recordings, minus alternate takes of course.
Drum Beat (Region 2 import) Alan Ladd, Charles Bro&hellip
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Drum Beat, 10 Oct 2011
I bought the Spanish DVD version which is of reasonable, if not startling clarity. Delmer Daves directed some excellent Fifties westerns, notably two starring Glenn Ford, JUBAL and 3.10 TO YUMA. DRUM BEAT is a kind of companion piece to his earlier 'pro-Indian' western BROKEN ARROW.
Taking great pains to show the lengths to which the US president Grant was prepared to go to achive piece with the Modoc Indians, like many so-called liberal films of the '50s DRUM BEAT side steps the fact that white settlers with government approval stole Indian land and that the treaties the Indians signed in good faith often meant little. (parallels with Israel-Palestine anybody?. Daves' answer is to… Read more