Bob Hastings

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (6 of 6)
Location: Perth, WA, Australia


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,067,346 - Total Helpful Votes: 6 of 6
Bach: The Well-tempered Clavier ~ Angela Hewitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Practically faultless, 6 Jan 2013
These two sets of preludes and fugues were hugely influential in the history of music, and Angela Hewitt does them justice. I have played many of these my self on piano, but I am no musicologist so I cannot make pronouncements on the authenticity or otherwise of her interpretations; nor can I make comparison to other recordings of these works. I can only state that this is four discs of extremely inspirational listening. No doubt some people will hear certain preludes or fugues played a little faster or slower than they expect, but Ms Hewitt makes the point in the liner notes that such things have always been a matter of interpretation, and therefore it seems reasonable in a recording of… Read more
Finding You Again ~ Bob Lind
Finding You Again ~ Bob Lind
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The man still has it, 6 Jan 2013
For anyone who discovered Bob Lind back in the 1960s, freaked out totally, and then despaired of hearing anything more of him after he dropped out of the music scene (it's 41 years since his last studio album!), fear not,you have found him again.

Production: wonderful.

Playing (Lind and others): wonderful.

The songs: Don't expect to hear something sounding just like his albums from the late 1960s, the ones that carried songs like Elusive Butterfly and Remember the Rain. He was in his 20s then, he's in his 60s now so naturally the music shows more maturity, the lyrics even more so. There are no "killer" songs here like Elusive Butterfly (though How… Read more
1984 ~ Anthony Phillips
1984 ~ Anthony Phillips
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 1984 - a lost classic, 24 Jan 2010
I think anyone who likes the early Genesis albums, especially Nursery Cryme and Foxtrot, would enjoy this offering from an early member of the Genesis lineup. This guy knows how to use synthesisers to produce intense soaring melodies reminiscent of pieces like Supper's Ready - though there are no vocals, it's all instrumental. Rhythms shift back and forth in the manner we have come to expect of bands like Genesis - but it is not haphazard, it's done in a very structured way. To just sit back and let this music wash over you is very enjoyable.

My only minor grizzle - and the reason I gave it 4 stars rather than 5 - is that the synthesised backing beat in certain sections is a… Read more