Steve Keen

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The Boston Record ~ John Mclaughlin And the 4th Dimension
The Boston Record ~ John Mclaughlin And the 4th Dimension
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Here are a couple of related rules of thumb when it comes to buying music: you can never have too much Miles; you can never have too much McLaughlin. And spanning McLaughlin's career from The Inner Mounting Flame to Now Here This, The Boston Record is all the proof you need.

Even when you see that the opener is Raju, from Floating Point, but also available as live versions on Official Pirate and Five Peace Band, you know that you're in for something new. Señor CS, which on Official Pirate ran to over 10 minutes and on Five Peace Band to 20(!), is here boiled down to an essential two. Hijacked is also a little shorter than on Official Pirate.

Some of the material… Read more
By Anita Elberse - Blockbusters: Why Big Hits - an&hellip by Anita Elberse
5.0 out of 5 stars That's entertainment, 2 April 2014
At a time before we knew that most of us were mere Muggles, somebody at Warner had a bright idea and bought the rights to the Harry Potter series. Billions of dollars later this looks like the smartest move ever, but whilst the Harry Potters of this world are front page news, its Barry Snotters, the books that never become part of a megafranchise, rarely even make the footnotes. In Blockbusters, Anita Elberse elaborates on the "nobody knows anything" world of entertainment, demonstrating how William Goldman's characterisation of the industry has become, if anything, even more apposite, and proposing strategies for would-be studio moguls.

Harry Potter encapsulates many of the… Read more
Miles at The Fillmore: Miles Davis 1970: The Bootl&hellip ~ Miles Davis
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best "Bootleg" yet, 1 April 2014
La Rubia, my long-suffering significant other, shoots me an overindulgent “Yes dear” kind of look as she realises that the package that has just plopped through the postbox is yet another (Yet another? Yet another!) live Miles set. I cautiously avoid the information that, in a way, I already have this one, discretion being the better part of valour at times.

Originally released in heavily edited form due to the limitations of vinyl, this set is supposedly the complete recordings from four nights at the Fillmore East during June 1970. Yet despite having owned and played the original release for a long time now I struggled to recognise anything on CD1, and CD2, whilst starting off… Read more

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