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If only Jack was singing on this one.,
This review is from: Emergency (Audio CD)I agree with the 5 star reveiwer, say what you will about Bitches Brew, THIS is where jazz rock started, and it was never so energetic again (If you don't believe me listen to Schofields/DeJohnettes & Goldings Trio Beyond versions of Lifetime classics. Brilliantly recorded, fairly boring by comparison)
And so to this albums faults. Yes it was recorded on a faulty 8 track tape machine. This Verve remaster is just a clearer version of the faults!Try and find the 1991 Polygram U.S. REMIX. Legendary engineer Phil Schaap, actually modified an old 8 track machine to negate the faults on the session tapes, then remixed the 8 tracks to a new master.(Polydor 849 068-2)
And when he remixed it he should have left out the vocal tracks of Tony Williams (I hesitate to call it singing)The album should have been all instrumental from the start! Or Schaap could have called in the great Jack Bruce to do the singing, as Tony Williams did in 1970.
So historically important, 50% totally brilliant (especially the remix), but oh those vocals. At least Tony Williams realised that and brought in Jack Bruce as a member in 1970 for live gigs and an appearance on their final 45 "One World/Two Worlds".