David J. Grinnell

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (5 of 5)
Location: Cornwall, UK


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Sing Brother Sing ~ Edgar Broughton Band
Sing Brother Sing ~ Edgar Broughton Band
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I had this excellent album on vinyl and it's always been one of my favourites. But the LP has worn out, so I needed a new version and bought this CD.

The extra tracks are welcome and the sound quality is terrific. But the Edgar Broughton Band is a band for adults, not for kids. Always has been. So why do we need the CD version censored? So the album has a bit of swearing on it. I'm a grown-up person and I can handle it. I know it's only in a couple of places, but I do find the gaps in the music distracting.

If they were to release an uncensored version, I'd buy it again. The album itself is brilliant. The original version, with the extra tracks, would be even better.
It's Too Late To Stop Now: Live (2CD) ~ Van Morrison
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best live album ever!, 27 July 2009
I saw this concert on TV. Indeed, I recorded it off the TV onto VHS, but I played it so much that the tape wore out. Hopefully, the DVD of this concert won't be too long in surfacing (it's already been too long!).

All those decades ago, yet the gig was so good that I can still remember so much of it - the tightness of the band, the enjoyment of playing that was so evident on the gorgeous cellist, Terry Adams' face, Van high-kicking during one song (Caravan?). I recall thinking that that band must be the best backing band that anyone has ever had - they were astonishing.

So when It's Too Late To Stop Now was released on LP, I went out and bought it. I then bought this… Read more
Yes: Symphonic Live [DVD] [2008] [2002] <b>DVD</b> ~ Yes
I like Yes, but I'm not a huge fan, I liked The Yes Album through to Tales from Topographic Oceans, but they are nowhere near being my favourite band.

But I thought it would be nice to see them performing Close to the Edge, And You and I, and Ritual, especially with an orchestra, as Yes music and an orchestra just seemed like a combination that would work, so I bought the DVD.

I have to say that I can't recall watching a more enjoyable concert DVD. I'm not going to go through a track by track review, as plenty of other reviewers have done that. Suffice to say that I haven't yet got into the couple of newer tracks on the DVD, but I've only watched it twice, so maybe… Read more

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