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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best.
Bought this cd for Xmas for my husband. Now we share it! Remember seeing him on Jules Holland some years ago. Amazing voice. Always loved the track Morning Dew. I am a Jimmy Hendrix fan but got to say Tim Rose singing Heh Joe is 5 star. Definately one of the best buys to date.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Two albums on one CD: one good/one not so good.....
There are cult singers (of which Tim Rose is arguably one) and cult songwriters, so why not cult songs? If there is such a thing, then one of the songs featured here must surely be a prime example. It was never a hit and is not all that widely known and yet there are some who would gladly buy this two-albums-for-the-price-of-one package simply to add the definitive...
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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Two albums on one CD: one good/one not so good....., 6 Oct 2000
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This review is from: Through Rose Coloured Glasse (Audio CD)
There are cult singers (of which Tim Rose is arguably one) and cult songwriters, so why not cult songs? If there is such a thing, then one of the songs featured here must surely be a prime example. It was never a hit and is not all that widely known and yet there are some who would gladly buy this two-albums-for-the-price-of-one package simply to add the definitive version of Morning Dew to their record collections. Tim Rose was always a good LP rather than a great one but there are four tracks, including Morning Dew, which would have made a really great EP. The second track would be Hey Joe, a song usually associated with Jimi Hendrix but given a very impressive work out here (far better than the Byrds' version on the album Fifth Dimension) which was probably the template for the Hendrix recording. Come Away, Melinda is a slice of post nuclear holocaust/environmental disaster hokum (less subtle than Tom Paxton's thematically similar Whose Garden Was This?) but is, in its own way, quite irresistible. The final track on the hypothetical EP would be I'm Gonna Be Strong, a surprise outing for the song which was a major hit for Gene Pitney. Pitney was an artist of such distinctive style that one might have wondered whether the songs he recorded could stand up in their own right. Here we have the answer: a less histrionic, less charismatic interpretation which would never have made much impression on the charts but which shows the song to be more adaptable than one might have suspected. If the aforementioned tracks are the outstanding ones, the other eight featured on Tim Rose are not to be sneezed at either and the overall impression is of a well crafted album with moments of real inspiration. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of Through Rose Coloured Glasses, the second album, which is not very memorable at all. This is definitely a CD worth buying but do not be too surprised if you find yourself listening to the first twelve tracks and switching off, more often than not, after King Lonely The Blue.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just okay!, 13 Aug 2007
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I am am more than a little disappointed with this album. I bought it on the strength of the classics I knew well, like "Hey Joe" and "Morning Dew" and they still sound excellent. There are some good tracks on the cd, however, there are also quite a few mediocre tracks and I feel these tend to outweigh the good ones. Nevertheless it represents good value for money and there are alot of people who may well enjoy the whole cd. Unfortunately I am not one of them!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best., 22 Jan 2012
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Bought this cd for Xmas for my husband. Now we share it! Remember seeing him on Jules Holland some years ago. Amazing voice. Always loved the track Morning Dew. I am a Jimmy Hendrix fan but got to say Tim Rose singing Heh Joe is 5 star. Definately one of the best buys to date.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Tim Rose/Through Rose Coloured Glasses, 8 Sep 2009
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I have always been a fan of the first Tim Rose and bought it on vinyl in 1967. I then lost track of Tim but decided to invest in this CD which include his first and second albums. I now know why his career never took off - the second album was comparatively poor to say the least!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Had the vinyl, got the CD, 7 Dec 2013
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This is a great album from the age of protest songs - I had the vinyl (since sold) and the CD is perfect for my needs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 20 July 2013
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I remember listening to him way back in 1969 when i was ten my brother had this album and even for my age at the time i was spellbound of his voice, RIP Tim
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4.0 out of 5 stars A CD of two halves, 18 Mar 2013
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This is a Cd of two halves or, to be more precise, two albums. The first 12 tracks comprise the 1966 album "Tim Rose" and are superb; Rose sounds tough and bluesy, and is backed by a small band featuring the incendiary drumming of Bernard "pretty" Purdey. On their own, these tracks would warrant 5 stars. The final 12 tracks comprise the 1969 album "Through Rose Coloured Glasses" and pale by comparison. Tim had, quite frankly, lost the plot and these tracks are totally forgetable. So buy it, but be prepared to take the CD out after track 12; one star deducted for the inconvenience
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3.0 out of 5 stars Less would be more, 26 Sep 2012
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Came to this having been reminded of Rose's compelling vocal prowess when 'Morning Dew' recently received airplay. Was aware too of his interpretations of 'Hey Joe' abd 'I Got Loneliness'. All of which are included in this collection. Many of the other 21 tracks possess that quality but there are a handful that are forgettable. This is often the case when anthologies are put together. Quality is forfeited for comprehensiveness. In the case of 'Through Rose Coloured Glasses' the compulsion to include filler is shortsighted. Less would be more.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality, 8 May 2010
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Tim Rose had a great powerful voice, Morning dew, and his version of Hey Joe is as good as Hendrix. RIP Tim.
Buy this album.
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