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4.0 out of 5 stars Walsh Soars On Solo Success!
Joe Walsh made a huge impact when replacing Bertie Leadon in the Eagles, on the back of the hugely successful 'Hotel California' album in 1976. This solo album produced two years later shows Walsh at his best, featuring the superb hit single 'Life's Been Good,' a song which acurately described his lifestyle at the time. Other gems include 'Over And Over' - a song that...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A classic album, it just lacked a bit of the depth that I remember when i used to listen on my Walkman at uni.
Still a great album but seemed to lack a bit of the punch that I remember. Could be that it would benefit from a remastering, I don't know.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Walsh Soars On Solo Success!, 9 Nov 2001
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This review is from: But Seriously Folks... (Audio CD)
Joe Walsh made a huge impact when replacing Bertie Leadon in the Eagles, on the back of the hugely successful 'Hotel California' album in 1976. This solo album produced two years later shows Walsh at his best, featuring the superb hit single 'Life's Been Good,' a song which acurately described his lifestyle at the time. Other gems include 'Over And Over' - a song that would fit in perfectly with the 'Rumours era' of Fleetwood Mac - and the gorgeous 'Indian Summer,' though arguably the highlight of the album is the instumental passage of 'Inner Tube' coupled with 'Theme From Boat Weirdos.' Walsh's guitar playing is electrifying and his style so beautifully laid back that it conjures up a calming paradise. Above all, it shows that he could cut it as a solo artist; this release only adds to his immense repitoire.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 1978 is this his zenith?, 15 Aug 2007
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G. G. Saunders "Rock Dr." (West Sussex .UK) - See all my reviews
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I love rock music. the standard four piece group Led Zep for instance. when I expanded my musical horizons I bought a few records by Joe Walsh after seeing a song on the beebs Old grey whistle test. and over the years I have almost all his output.I still keep coming back to 'But seriously folks.' Joe writes songs about every day problems and pours his heart out in a way a hell of a lotta writers cant. for example Tomorrow track five, We all have a times found there is so much to do that you just cant organize your self to fit it all in!as Joe puts it sit yourself down and make a list of all the things to do, then worry about it tomorrow! third song Indian summer, clever lyrics again.( we never needed bait where we use to go, just a safety pin hook on a bamboo pole, take the big ones home let the little ones go). What I mean is there are no songs about what he's gunner do to his woman when he gets her home or how much he misses his (baby) type stuff just intelligent well written songs and really great music. imagine when recording the basic tracks with guitar bass drums and keyboards, then adding little sections of flute, vocal harmonies and layered guitar parts it is an incredible album and I hope I have explained why!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, best Joe Walsh album, 20 Nov 2007
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T. RING (Dublin, Ireland) - See all my reviews
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Every track's a gem but my particular favorite is 'Tomorrow'. I remember hearing this in a friends house, it was one of a small number of albums we listened to constantly for a whole sunny 70's summer, I bought it on tape, then I bought it on LP and now I listen to it on CD and my MP3 player. Thanks Joe.
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5.0 out of 5 stars REMASTER PERFECTION, 16 Feb 2013
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Mr. David Scott "scottyhammer" (hornchurch) - See all my reviews
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Steve Hoffman has worked his magic yet again !!
This is a masterful Audio fidelity recording and makes the normal cd seem flat by comparison.
check out Joes "The smoker you drink" on the same label which is also excellent.
Contary to belief this version rips/burns without an issue.
ENJOY
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ditto, 15 Feb 2008
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Theme from A Boat Load of Weirdos is trippy and hauntingly addictive....
probably my favourite of all Joe's work ..but certainly not exclusive....
Indian Summer gives the idyll of a simpler life unattainable to most folk these days....Second Hand store and such compliment the cd pefectly...If you like genius you'll love Joe.....!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Joe Walsh- Perhaps the best music artist ever!, 2 Jan 2002
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J. Perkins (Bristol, UK) - See all my reviews
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All of this album is outstanding, but special mention must go for his hit 'Life's Been Good'. This song includes a fantastic mix of different pianos, guitars, synthesisers and other funky instruments, not to mention the stunning voice of Joe Walsh, singing about a very rich pop star, who goes out to late partys, rides around too fast in his Maserati, owning a huge masnion that he has never boon to, and talking about fans writing him letters telling him how great he is and some calling him crazy, and basically doing exactaly what he wants to do. This is a great song, that no body can fail to enjoy. Keep it up Joe!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Audio Fidelity - Remastered version, 1 Jan 2013
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This review is of the Audio Fidelity label AFZ 079 (ASIN: B009Q6ADL0) limited numbered edition Gold CD and NOT the standard Warner Bros/Electra release.

This Audio Fidelity remastered version of this classic album is outstanding. Even with my budget hifi, comparing this to the "standard" CD version is as if I have had earplugs removed. Everything is just so much clearer and crisp. I'm sure others will be better able to describe the sonic improvements but I am more than happy to have paid the extra for this gem. Rest assured that is it has only been remastered with no other "improvements" other than the addition of CD-Text.

Unlike the "standard" Warner Bros/Electra version (which I also have) you can rip this CD without a problem.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A classic - subtlety and wit, 26 May 2014
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Never mainstream, Joe Walsh subverts the grandiose reputation of The Eagles with a collection of sweet soft country and west coast improvisations, interspersed with laugh-out-loud self satire.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best he's done, 26 Mar 2014
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This is an absolute classic and everyone should have it.
Great songs, great production, great playing. At the station is sublime- not a bad track throughout.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 28 Dec 2013
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A great album, and what a finish with Life's Been Good, as fresh now as it was when it was originally released.

If you've never owned a Joe Walsh album this one is well worth downloading.....
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