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3.0 out of 5 stars HIT AND MISS, 27 May 2012
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This review is from: The Catch / Cinema - 2 Album Set (Audio CD)
Its an irony that sometimes these 2 disc sets often couple a classic disc with one thats less revered,thats the case here..

Disc 1 THE CATCH (1984)... not a great album,certainly Nazareth were clearly a hostage to the times,John Eden's insipid production curtails the bands rock sound,similar to what he'd done with early 80's Quo,there's a decent album in hear somewhere but the producer has strangled it at birth.Tracks such as 'Party Down' and 'Ruby Tuesday' get the disc off to a poor start,'Last Exit Brooklyn and the Celtic charm of 'Love of Freedom redeem the disc somewhat while 'Last Months Messiah' and 'Sweetheart Tree' are possibly the best two tracks on the album,the latter with its simple Quo like riff,the former hinting at a ZZ Top sound,the rest sadly poor not really worthy of this great band. 2.5 stars

Disc 2 CINEMA (1986) Now your talking,a more rock orintated production,superior songs and the band gives us their best disc of the 80's,really underated,
Highlight definitely the title track(carrying on the ZZtop 80's influence) while the final track and acoustic led ''The Veteran's Song',possibly one one the greatest tracks they ever recorded. The rest ,well several similar to what Quo was giving us in the 80's,such as 'Hit The Fan/One From The Heart & White Boy'. Listen the 'Just Another Heartache' bounce along on a maiden-esqe gallop,while 'Salty Salty' has the sass that kept Aerosmith going,all of which has Manny Charlton grasping the nettle again, a truly great guitar player,never really given the credit he deserves. Its hard to fathom that Quo's 1986 disc IN THE ARMY NOW gave them 4 hit singles yet this superior disc just withered and died. 4 stars

Bonus tracks, disc 1 - 2 tracks only,a non descript b'side and a futile 'Party Down' single version.

disc 2 - 7 tracks from The Friday Rock Show 1984,expertly produced by Radio 1,as you would expect,highlights being 'Beggars Day' & 'Bad Bad
Boy',while 'This Months Messiah' certainly toughened up live.

Packaging/Sound Quality... As has been the norm with these re issues,Tim Turan has done an excellent job(in some cases you just cant fix what went before),but the sound is clear,packaging as per usual quality digi pak with excellent booklet.
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