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NOT A GOOD JOE CD SAD FOR 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
on 27 October 2008
Went to one of Joe's 50th Anniversary gigs last week where he did some of the tracks from this new album.I have to say this is a real let down,Joe is a legend,a truly great entertainer without question but,some of the songs here just don't cut it done by him. The new single 'Everybody's Famous' sounds like a watered down Status Quo cast off, and his bluegrass type version of U2's 'Still Haven't Found' is the worst cover I've ever heard.His versions of Dylan's 'Stay Young' isn't much better,also the version here of 'Wishing Well' fairs little better.Joe deserves better than this,the whole album is really saved by his wonderful version of George Harrison's fabulous song 'That's The Way It Goes',should have been the single.Post Beatles George was far and away the best of the fabulous four,this song proves it.Joe is so good at his friend Georges songs he should make an album of them,it really would be something really special indeed.Joe I greatly admire you and thank you for fifty years of true great music,this one sadly is a let down for me,but of course it's only my opinion,and I'll remain a fan of the musical legend anyway. The single should have been this GH song because everyone would have played it and sang along with it,classic stuff,shame about the album overall though.