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Teaser 2.0 or Teaser completely reworked,
This review is from: Teaser Deluxe (Audio CD)
The album is called "Teaser deluxe" but a name like "Teaser 2.0" or "Teaser completely reworked" would have covered the contents far more accurately. I became aware of Tommy Bolin mid 70's when I got a compilation box of 2 LP's worth of (cheesy) love songs and 2 LPs worth of (hard & heavy) rock songs (yes, I know, strange combination) that included a James Gang track. A little later "Come taste the band" was released and for me that showed what a talent this man was. His 2 solo albums are very different from the Deep Purple album but both very nice outings. But now back to the release under discussion. Most of the deluxe editions we see released these days include the original album, maybe with some sonic upgrade and some bonus material that has been hiding on a shelf for ages. Teaser deluxe is different, is is a completely reworked version of the original album. It hardly resembles the original album: it adds half an hour of music by extending the songs, adding jam parts, stretching the intro or solo and just turning the song inside out and putting the parts together again in a new and fascinating way. And yes, there is an extra song that isn't on the original album, "Crazed fandango", and it is there in 2 (very) different versions. I love the (vinyl) original and I absolutely love this new reworked version. I hope we'll see a "Private eyes deluxe" that gives that album a similar treatment. Worth every cent of its money!