Mr. Bruce M. Kirk

"Red Fox"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 76% (16 of 21)
Location: Wolverhampton, England
Birthday: 13 Jun
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,424,309 - Total Helpful Votes: 16 of 21
Benefit (Collector's Edition) ~ Jethro Tull
6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Benefit
For me, this album represents the most cohesive of all the Jethro Tull Albums. I know that Ian Anderson doesn't like it; he has told me. He regards it as naive. He reduces the interest and passion of the listener to nothing more than an emotional association with the circumstantial events and people in their lives at the time. Does he not recognise that writers of music and lyrics are also subjective about their own compositions. Below, I have attempted, from a non-musical perspective to try to describe what it is about each track that makes the album a distinctive piece of musical composition.
This album was the third that Jethro Tull produced and was the second without… Read more
The Tokyo Tapes: Live in Japan ~ Steve Hackett
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
If ever there was proof that Genesis lost their way with the departure of Steve Hackett this album is it. A mix of original Genesis tracks, with subsequent compositions by Steve Hackett plus offerings from Ian MacDonald and John Wetton make this a great album. Furthermore, for a live album its largely flawless (although a couple of the distorted vocals don't quite come off -hence only four stars). Five superb musicians displaying their art to the max!
Compare this with Genesis' Archive #2 and you can see where they went wrong and what is missing from that box set. Power to your elbow, Steve Hackett!
Genesis Archive #2: 1976-1992 ~ Genesis
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Genesis Archive 1967-1975, issued in 1998 was a marvellous retrospective study of the highlights of the development of what was to become probably the most influential rock band in history. It was a 4 CD set which charted the high points of their early career. Why, then, have Genesis chosen to try to condense sixteen of their most productive years into three CDs. Sixteen into three doesn't go. Consequently, whole swathes of important Genesis music is missing; most notably the "Trick of the Tail" and "Wind and Wuthering" years. What is included is material which is either incidental to their growth or is available in other formats; i.e. Greatest Hits collections like… Read more

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