27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
It goes without saying that you can never expect to please all the people, all the time, but to stay at the top for so long then you must have something very, very special that a lot of people kinda like.
Listening to this latest compilation of his early years you become aware of the seed that was to germinate into the extraordinary talent that is Neil Diamond.
This collection from his early "Bang Recording" days is best summed up as his "Pop" period. During the 60s Diamond wrote great 3 minute pop songs that had a great hook and energy that you couldn't help but get carried away with. They had the infectious wave of a young man finding his feet and song craft, which… Read more
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I have always loved the concept and music that is "Tommy". As a hopeless "Who" fan, I fell 100% into the spiritual journey that is Townshend's masterpiece from the 60s.
Having seen them play this live when they were at their peak, the quality of the music is testament to the longevity of his Magnum Opus.
There has been a film................ I didn't like, too silly and the soundtrack added nothing to compare with the original.
There has been a stage production on both Broadway & West End..............tremendous.
But way back, there was this truly stunning Lou Reizner project. This in many ways is my favourite version of all. Tommy was always a… Read more
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A sad loss to the music industry and to all his countless fans worldwide. This is probably one of my favourites from his wonderful back catalogue of music, although strangely one of the most overlooked.
This has everything that was (still is) great about Rafferty's music. Well produced, well written, well arranged and most of all...........beautifully sung.
On this CD you have tracks that can take you away from yourself for 4 minutes, but stay with you for a lifetime. Great rhythms, great musicians and a great songwriter.
I love the mellow "On the way", "Good Intentions", "Right moment", "Wise as a serpent" and the uplifting title track "Sleepwalking"… Read more