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What an absolute GEM,
This review is from: Rock And Roll Circus (Audio CD)
What a gem of an album. Starting with a stand-out Jethro Tull track with Ian Anderson at the top of his form on Song for Jeffrey, this album promises, and then delivers, great things. The Who are as ever a great live band and I was surprised by both the Taj Mahal and Marianne Faithful tracks - not expecting a lot but getting a great deal. The Dirty Mac is a great name for a one-off Supergroup and their track is up to expectations as is their backing for the awful Yoko screams. The Stones then finish off with a powerful set - what else could you expect? What I had not expected was the greatest performance I have ever heard of my favourite Stones track ever - Sympathy For The Devil. It was worth buying this album for that performance alone. Even the Yoko screams cannot stop me awarding this album (which I had never heard of until mentioned recently by Brian Matthew on 'Sounds of the Sixties') the full rating of 5 stars. Brilliant.