1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I have been meaning to write this for about 12 years.
This is a unique work of magical musical genius.
There is nothing else like it.
Harmony singing, but nobody else sounds like this.
Songwriting - profound, funny, moving.
And it swings.
Robert Fripp produced it and played and added subtle effects and atmospherics (listen to Hammond Song).
In a just and sane world where true talent and originality were recognised, the Roches would be famous.
But no matter, because we know. And we will always have this peerless album. To Maggie, Terre, and Suzzy, and Mr Fripp, my deepest thanks.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This CD is worth buying for the live recordings from Hammersmith Odeon (as was) in 1987.
Wond'ring Aloud features the excellent Don Airey contributing keyboard atmospherics and a lovely piano part, which make for a really great version of one of Ian Anderson's best loved songs.
Dun Ringill is also terrific with Ian and Martin on acoustic guitars and Dave Pegg on mandolin and singing too. It has a nice "false" stop at the end when start playing the main cyclical riff as the audience is applauding.
Before the song starts there is a they rather distracting bang which sounds like someone dropping a mic or guitar lead.
52 of 55 people found the following review helpful
Just back from the Screen Cinema in Winchester. Objective summary: the film is sensational, it looks utterly great, it sounds fantastic. Way beyond my expectations! It is fantastically well edited, excellent but not excessive use of film effects including what looks like super eight "fan footage" shot from the audience, and some great slow-motion moments too. Most importantly, the cutting between shots is not too fast, as has been a common complaint in other band concert films. There some lovely close-ups of Page's beautiful Gibson guitars too.
It is fabulous to see so much eye contact, smiles and warmth between the band - most of the time they are standing very close together -… Read more