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Miami Pop Festival ~ Jimi Hendrix Experience
Miami Pop Festival ~ Jimi Hendrix Experience
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I think this is fantastic - the Experience is firing on all cylinders and Jimi is in a great mood. I must have over 50 (I've never counted them) different live versions of 'Hey Joe' by Jimi and the Experience or Gypsies, Suns & Rainbows etc., but the one that opens this show is unique in that JH doesn't quote the Beatles' 'I Feel Fine ' in it - also the intro is a variation on the 'overture'type beginning that the band was using around this time, with some lovely bits of feedback. It's kind of similar to the intro they used in the 'Lulu show' version 8 months or so later. The first solo is a masterpiece of fluid economy.
The other particularly stunning performance on this album is… Read more
Wakin' On A Pretty Daze ~ Kurt Vile
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this is wonderful, 26 May 2013
I'd never encountered Mr Vile before hearing this album and now I can't quite get my head round how good 'Daze..' actually is. This is my second go at reviewing this album - the first one was too 'over the top'. I'll dial it down a bit and just say 'brilliant', 'amazing', 'beautiful' and ' just get it' instead.
Right Of Passage ~ Martin Carthy
Right Of Passage ~ Martin Carthy
5.0 out of 5 stars what the ....!?!?!?, 16 Jun 2012
I'm amazed that no-one has reviewed this yet. I fear Mr Carthy may have suffered from having some of the worst album sleeves ever - this is no exception. It gives no indication of the genius lurking within.
Just to mention 2 songs : 'Eggs In Her Basket' a wonderful melody re-interpreted by MC, he seems to find odd corners and details in a tune that few (no) other people are capable of articulating, let alone performing flawlessly, as here.
Then there's 'Dominion Of The Sword' - a truly gob-smacking song, it's worth getting the album for this alone. Based on a Breton melody, the words appear to have been collated from various sources with some original verses by MC. It… Read more

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