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Too much orchestra?
on 7 August 2009
Back in the days when you could trade in vinyl and get new stuff, I traded in my Nice albums for this recording. Boy was I dissappointed. So much orchestra and not much Nice. The frst track starts off with orchestra and I was worried that it wouldnt contain any Nice at all. The version of Country Pie is good and the 5 Bridges suite grows on you. There is a vicious version of Karelia suite but the orchestra doesnt really gel with them.
Big Gripe. I know that the remasterers wouldnt want to change the running order, but the encore comes after the studio track One Of Those People. I know cds can be programmed, but I would have prefered the concert to run as it did on the night ( and one of those people is not that great anyway).
The remastered cd sounds really good as with all the other 2009 remasters ( when will the get the master tapes to Nice and Thoughts of Emerliststavjack? )
So if you like your Nice with a heavy dose of orchestra, go get this. Yes it is a bit clunky, but no more so than many of the other Rock/classical get togethers and much, much better than the Deep Purple group/orchestra album