Phil On

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Location: Brussels Belgium
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,004 - Total Helpful Votes: 438 of 575
Graz 1975 ~ Deep Purple
Graz 1975 ~ Deep Purple
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4.0 out of 5 stars Coup de Graz, 17 Sep 2014
While Deep Purple MKII was the ultimate live band, MKIII was a close contestant. Graz 1975 is one of the last 3 dP shows featuring Blackmore on guitar, it was also recorded for the release of what would become "Made in Europe" (at least part of it), and is now released for the very first time officialy in its entirety (well, sort of).
The say the least, the music on this cd is brilliant, with the powerhouse MKIII absolutely on fire playing their classic 75 playlist including songs from both MKIII albums and some older tracks.

You Fool No One and Space Truckin are playgrounds for Blackmore, Lord & Paice showcasing their absolute brilliance (although, hell, they cut the drum… Read more
Come And Get It ~ Christina Skjolberg
Come And Get It ~ Christina Skjolberg
4.0 out of 5 stars CaG IT, 17 Sep 2014
There are so many bluesmen and women that one might wonder where to start...
I've tried many of those artists, and all have left me cold, but with Christina Skolberg this is quite a different story. First of all what I appreciate here, is that this album feels like a solo effort but with a band spirit, meaning it's not just guitar solos-a-gogo buttered on a halfdecent rhythm section. No, what we have here, is a SOLID bass/drums section, well produced, some solid rhythm guitar playing and some great guitar and organ solos (and some additional arrangements).
While this is the main attraction for me, I also very much enjoy her guitar tone, it's very ballsy and never gets mellow or… Read more
Space Invader (Ltd Digi) ~ Ace Frehley
Space Invader (Ltd Digi) ~ Ace Frehley
5.0 out of 5 stars Ace, 17 Sep 2014
I'd say this is easily Ace's best album since his Kiss solo effort. The songs are really great, not a filler! Ace's style (as a guitar player and singer) are still very distinctive, and I believe that on Space Invader, Ace delivers his best performance in decades. "Toys", "Past the Milky Way", "Inside the vortex" and "Reckless" are instant classics!
The cover of "Joker", while very well executed might seem a bit out of place-or is it simply because I've heard the original so much that I'm fed up with it? I could have done without it.

The closing track (on the regular version) is another one of Ace's trademark instrumentals, although… Read more

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