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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the 20 year wait
I must admit my heart sank a little when I heard that Jeff Lynne had produced this album; as while I love ELO and the Travelling Wilburys, I don't need Joe Walsh to sound like either of them - and he does have a fairly signature production style. I really needn't have worried though. Apart from the wilfully Wilburyish but still wonderful 'One Day At A Time', which takes a...
Published 18 months ago by D. Fraser
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3.0 out of 5 stars 6 out of 10
Why on earth do people still allow Jeff Lynne to produce their albums? The muffled, plodding production; drums that don't swing, unremarkable bass - all these factors make the tracks that Lynne is directly involved with the weakest on the album. Otherwise, it's vintage Walsh, the nasty vocal, wonderful slide, with some welcome guest appearences by Crosby & Nash, Joe...
Published 4 months ago by Kai Alami
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4.0 out of 5 stars analog man-joe walsh,
This review is from: Analog Man (Deluxe) (Audio CD)This is a quality cd and well produced by jeff lynne.Joe has produced a cd with plenty of variety with good guitar and includes part dvd.
5.0 out of 5 stars Joe walsh,
This review is from: Analog Man (Audio CD)Great artist ,one of the finest natural sounding guitarists in the world.Better than anything he did with the eagles.!Bang up to date.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Wonder of Walsh!,
This review is from: Analog Man (Audio CD)Joe Walsh's long overdue album lives up to the good reviews already posted. As an avid Eagles/Walsh fan I have seen him perform many times going back to his performance at Wembley which featured Elton John, The Eagles and the Beach Boys in 1976. He joined the Eagles on stage - the start of something big. Anyway this latest offering is typically autobiographical; One Day at a Time highlights the booze and drugs years, there is a save the planet theme and 'Lucky that way' follows on from that old favourite; 'Lifes been good' As usual, brilliant guitar work on this album, he really is a master and to coin that old phrase he really does make the instrument speak. If you don't know his work and have seen that Jeff Lynne is involved, don't let that put you off, this album is neither commercial pap or an ELO sound-alike. Just buy it!
5.0 out of 5 stars great album,
This review is from: Analog Man (Audio CD)An impulse buy....and pretty good one too. Title track is great really like the sentiment of the lyrics. In fact all the lyrics are pretty good and the guitar is not half bad either. Haven't stopped listening to it for a couple days. Recommended.
5.0 out of 5 stars Still quality after all these years!,
This review is from: Analog Man (Audio CD)I'm no expert where Joe Walsh is concerned, and I'm not going to spout superlatives about his virtuosity where guitar-playing is concerned; rather I am simply going to say that I am really, really enjoying listening to this album! From the comical opening title track right through to the closer, the thumping 'India' there's not a duffer on here. His voice sounds as good as it ever did and yes, he can play! I see this as a follow-up to the marvellous 'But Seriously Folks ...' which stretches back to 1978; the songs are similar in style and there are the same kind of catchy chord sequences.
Just one quibble - as with the aforementioned 1978 album, this one is ridiculously short - 36 minutes 36 seconds. Come on, Joe - we deserve more!
5.0 out of 5 stars The Eagle Has Landed! Analog Joe Flying High With This.,
This review is from: Analog Man (Audio CD)I really like this new album from Joe, It's nice to hear some new material from him as a solo artist, and I know you can hear the Jeff Lynne production and influence, but I don't have an issue with this, not like some reviewers, Jeff is a British music icon, he's a singer, songwriter, guitarist & producer I could go on, having Jeff collaborating in any way or form on your album is an advantage and not a hindrance as far as I'm concerned.
The first listen went right over my head but I knew there was definitely something good about this album, after another 4 or 5 listens my judgement was confirmed all good catchy tunes & melodies, especially the lovely balled `Family' which really caught my attention early on, the one track I was surprised at was the last track `India' seems more of a dance track but it does pull itself around with Joe's great guitar work, I'm glad it did, can't stand dance music, but no bad tracks here so no need to go through each track deciphering the good from the bad.
It's just a pity that we're relying on the godfathers of rock to release new decent material, anyway! If this doesn't put a smile on your face then nothing will! My only gripe is I just wish it was longer than 37 odd minutes.
5.0 out of 5 stars A refreshing change!,
This review is from: Analog Man (Audio CD)If you're expecting to find the next hotel california, or life's been good to me - you might be disappointed.
I don't think this album is about that, it's a grown up album full of meaningful, and touching songs, with a good slice of the Walsh humour thrown in for good measure. It's subtle in places, but its worth the time listening properly.
It's full of well recorded, tracks - and the songs all have meaning and depth. There are no filler tracks, and it feels to me, like this album marks a milestone in the writers life.
Some of the content type is quite obvious, it's a very honest, upfront and engaging album. The musicianship is always tasteful, and as usual - Joe does some lovely, tasty guitar work, which he always manages to strike a good balance between technique and emotion.
All in all, I'd say if you're a fan of his work, you have to get this. But even if you're not, I'm sure it would appeal to many people, who appreciate good honest music that has depth and meaning.
It is not manufactured pop, or disposable junk - a very well recorded, written and thought out album in my opinion. It took a few listens to really get it, but now that I have, I really enjoy it. It took months before I could prise it out of the car CD player - and that's saying something!
4.0 out of 5 stars P reviewopular music,
This review is from: Analog Man (Audio CD)I have a lot of music by The Eagles but I never really knew much about individual members of the band,I just loved the music.Therefore Joe Walsh was really somebody I didn't have any pre conceived ideas about, The more I play the album the better it seems to become. Give it a try it might suprise you.
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent tracks, well worth the buy,
This review is from: Analog Man (Audio CD)excellent tracks, well worth the buy, Joe Walsh from Eagles as made a real hit here, every track is excellent
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic,
This review is from: Analog Man (Audio CD)Joe Walsh what can you say,a legend in his own time,analog man a great account of his life after drugs,true talent lyrically and musically.
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