Allan Wright

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (65 of 81)
Location: ELLON, Aberdeenshire Scotland
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,533,931 - Total Helpful Votes: 65 of 81
The Captain And Me ~ Doobie Brothers
The Captain And Me ~ Doobie Brothers
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
This year celebrates TCAM's 30th anniversary. It still remains as fresh as it did when I first heard it played, all those years ago. Back then you couldn't get away from the album's music. At the time the big thing was pub music. The mark of a great album or music was if the plethora of bands that were around covered the music, either in part or in total: 'Long Train Runnin' and 'China Grove'must have been covered by almost all of the decent ones, certainly where I lived. So the Doobies were in your face all the time; no complaints from me! The music's a great mixture of good solid rock, soft rock, country influences and ballads. As an old rocker my personal favourites are'China Grove',… Read more
Gone to Earth ~ Barclay James Harvest
Gone to Earth ~ Barclay James Harvest
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Musical Masterpiece, 3 Dec 2000
BJH have, as long as I've known the band, been compared to the Moody Blues. A (very)old friend of mine once cynically referred them as being a "watered down version of the Bee Gees" - I think not (to either opinion)The ultimate tribute to a truly outstanding band was EMI naming the Harvest label after them! Gone To Earth is the band at their very best. Each track in its own way is outstanding. My personal favs are (naturally) 'Hymn', 'Poor Man's Moody Blues', 'Sea Of Tranquility' and 'Spirit On The Water' - Hell - all of them! BJH almost made it big time during the mid/late '70s, but tragically the music press at that time were more interested in following the fortunes of the glam… Read more
Trilogy ~ Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Trilogy ~ Emerson, Lake & Palmer
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Trilogy (released in 1972) is, in my opinion, the last of the great (5 star) ELP renditions, and ranks alongside Tarkus in this regard.It's a shame, really, when you think ELP went on for a fair period of time after Trilogy. All three members contribute both individually and collectively to make a first class 43 mins worth of rock. As ever, Emerson is the main man, writing and influencing the majority portion of the overall album, as well as being the lead musician. Lake's lyrics are typical Lake, but his bass lines really excel themselves, especially in Endless Enigma, Hoedown and Abaddon's Bolero. Palmer is an excellent rock drummer, and although predictable in style, underpins… Read more