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Dylan (3CD) (Deluxe Edition) ~ Bob Dylan
18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
I bought this 3 CD retrospective on a whim, owning as I do most of Dylan's studio albums. Some of the tracks selected are not the obvious versions, but - as this review's title says - there must surely be a great number of songs that will please even the newcomer to the great man's output. His later work, for example, is very accessible, in my experience.

I certainly wouldn't recommend purchasing the single CD edition, given the length of Dylan's career. And there will be many 'purists' (whatever that means) who will bore for England on the fact that certain cuts have been left out; but those types are the same people who should probably be avoided at parties and all social… Read more
From The Beginning ~ Emerson, Lake & Palmer
From The Beginning ~ Emerson, Lake & Palmer
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last, 11 Sep 2007
Finally, EL&P has a retrospective to match the band's music. 5 CDs and 1 DVD, the CDs basically chronologically arranged. The set includes unheard mixes and an excellent unreleased Tarkas-era track that would have benefitted that album greatly. After a raft of chances missed where presenting the 'band that never ends' were concerned, the record label has, as this review's title says, At last made up for it all. Anyone hearing these CDs and watching the DVD will be unable to laugh at the band or take them lightly. Emerson, Lake and Palmer truly were the greatest progressive act on earth. And, now, here's the proof.
Working Live - Vol. 2 ~ Carl Palmer
Working Live - Vol. 2 ~ Carl Palmer
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intense..., 18 Oct 2004
After buying the first "Working Live" album, I managed to catch the band (with the new guitarist) in Swindon. I was stunned at the level of energy and virtuousity displayed.
This second offering contains the longer tracks from the band's set-list, including a version of "Trilogy" that is possibly better than ELP's original.
The down side is that this CD is just too intense a listen to be commendable to those in favour of short songs. I played my housemate "Tarkus": "I prefer tunes," he said slyly.
Play it loud...