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Skin And Bones
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 1 December 2006
I saw the foo fighter's live around a year ago now (on their in your honour tour) i believed their performance that night was a one off, an unbelieveable experience that i won't forget! At the end of the show Dave said they would come back and tour their acoustic part of their new album and i couldn't wait...well here it is, i wasn't actually expecting the skin and bones cd to be acoustic but to my luck it was!

This album shows colour and variety in the Foo Fighter's playing as it is taken from every album they have released and also a song named 'marigold' (originally preformed along with Nirvana) which was great to hear them play! Some of the songs e.g. my hero, i would of never expected them to play as an acoustic version and it was amazing to hear that much passion put into their music! A must have cd at any price!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 21 November 2006
I went to one of the two acoustic gigs that the Foo Fighters did in the UK and it was superb, combining their acoustic stuff from the In Your Honor CD with acoustic versions of classics spanning the years. Even the tracks that overlap with the IYH CD are so different live and on the CD, and the other tracks are just fantastic. I would buy this purely to hear Best Of You, Times Like These and Everlong as acoustic songs. It showcases Dave Grohl's talents primarily, but the rest of the band plus other members brought in for these gigs make it an amazing experience. I would recommend any FF fans buy this CD, and if you are new to FF, buy it and get a taste of what you've been missing.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 10 December 2006
If you are a fan, buy it. You wont regret this welcome addition to the catalogue. It is superbly atmospheric and feels like a genuine 'unplugged' session. However, if you are new to the FF and considering this album over one of the bands earlier CD's, you may want to save buying it for the time being. It is NOT typical of a FF live gig. Many of the big hits are not featured so you may be a little disappointed if thats what you are expecting. The last album (In Your Honour) provides better value for money, and a wider range of songs.
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on 22 July 2011
The MTV Unplugged series of programmes from the early-to-mid 90s where bands played acoustic versions of their songs were a popular, refreshing contrast to the bombast of most (post) 80s music. Among the very best shows in the original series was Nirvana's legendary Unplugged In New York concert to which the Foo Fighters are inviting inevitable if rather lazy comparisons with the release of Skin And Bones.

Recorded in 2006, Skin And Bones features Dave Grohl's four-piece band augmented by four further musicians playing violin, percussion and accordion amongst other instruments as well as a fine further appearance by Danny Clinch on harmonica on Another Round. It showcases the quieter side of the band, especially during the first half of the concert which bravely features several not-very-well-known lengthy ballads. The first three tracks - Razor Over And Out and Walking After You - all break the five minute mark but have excellent melodic chorus hooklines to keep the unfamiliar listener interested.

As the concert progresses, more of the band's pop-ier and better known material is featured including fine versions of Times Like These, Everlong and the haunting title track. All sensitively and acoustically done till we get to Best Of You where Dave decides to have some fun screaming out the words over his single backing acoustic - an action my three year old son thiought was "very funny" when hearing this version recently in the car...

I'm not sure how funny it really is but the concert is certainly highly entertaining. Skins And Bones features pared-down songs by one of the biggest rock talents of the last 20 years and more than holds its own against any Unplugged albums from the 90s.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 13 February 2008
This is a concert DVD, containing all tracks from the "not so loud" cd of the 2-cdalbum "In your honour", and a few acoustic versions of older songs.

If you loved that cd, you will love this DVD even more. I`ve owned it for a month and I`ve already watched it five times...

As the concert is acoustic, it`s calm and laidback, Dave talks a lot and it`s all good.
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on 6 February 2013
I bought this secondhand because over the years I tend to lose my music either by lending it out and forgetting who I've lent it to and my son's do the same. I've stopped replacing them with new discs and started buying secondhand 'very good' condition discs instead. I haven't had one purchase that has disappointed me yet. In fact when I'm bored I tend to go browsing and end up buying all sorts of second hand discs now, much more satisfying when the postman delivers lots of them through my letter box. I'm very happy with this purchase.
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on 27 April 2011
Just got this album a couple of weeks ago, since then I listened it quite a few times. I have all of the FF albums...no idea why I missed this until now.
Such a good live album. Great good old songs with different orchestration and they are brilliant! I just loved the title song "Skin and Bones" on their Greatest Hits so that was the main reason to get this album and I guess it's good to have the DVD version as well cos it's magical to see those musicians. Anyway...brilliant band and brilliant album, like always. :)
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on 25 March 2011
I was skeptical about buying another live album as it is usually the same songs just played live . .so, listened to once and then tossed into the bargain bin. This is where the Foo's Excel tho, they are always dynamic and versatile and eager to try something different. These are the best of the best songs played in an alternative style. It gives the listener a chance to experience them in a different light. I shall be playing this album for a long while yet!! You wont be let down by buying this album!!
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on 14 April 2008
The Live album Skin and Bones is a brilliant and varied album from the Foos. Feauturing classics such as 'Times like these' and 'best of you' peformed live by Dave Grohl and co. - a must-have for Foo fighters fans - the lyrical performances are strong and emotive, even though you're not witnessing it live, the recording is excellent. Grohl is stripped to his acoustic core, in this brilliant and inspiring live album, truly amazing!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
The problem I have with this cd is probably that I'm not the world's biggest Foo Fighters fan. (So why buy it? I'll explain...) I like quite a few of their singles, have a lot of respect for Dave Grohl and I own and like their first album, but I can't get away from hoping they'd be a better band than they are. It's unfair to compare this to Nirvana's Unplugged album, but I bought, (fairly) recently, an acoustic Pearl Jam cd - another band that I thought were pretty good but not quite in the Cobain league. And I thought that was brilliant. Therefore, it seemed logical: buy an acoustic Foo Fighters album and be similarly blown away.

It has some stand out moments on it. 'Walking After You' is great, 'Everlong' is obviously great, 'Best of You' actually seems a better song when screamed out over an acoustic guitar than it did when released as a band track. I was a bit disappointed with the version of 'Big Me' as the main appeal of that song is its bouncy, ironic pop feel and that gets stripped away here - it's almost made into a ballad. And at the risk of offending serious Foo Fighter fans, I never did get what 'My Hero' was all about - it just sounds really cheesy to me.

I'm sure die hard fans will love it, but I just found it a mixed bag. Glad I bought it for the stand-out bits, but if I take it out in the car I need another couple of cds for the rest of the journey as I skip over a lot of it.
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