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Ranking up there with incredible sex...,
By A Customer
This review is from: Live At Montreux 1982 & 1985 (Audio CD)
This has to be one of the most amazing blues albums ever released. We are lucky that it was actually recorded - particularly the first disc wherein SRV is boo'ed by the yahoos of Montreux... (Well - what can you say for a continent that thinks that Johnny Halliday rocks..?) (They are great on jazz but know squat about the blues!)While I adore that Chris Layton is introduced before one of the greatest guitarists of the 20th century, scant attention is paid to the fact that this is one of the raunchiest, rawest, most real of SRV's recordings. It makes you want to DO things! The difference between the '82 recording (SUBLIME) and the '85 (disc 2)has naught to do with talent but merely with polish and experience. Disc 1 will blow even the most devoted Mitch Miller devotees out of their socks. Disc 2 (1985) is delicious and shows how much a talent can evolve in just a few years. The entire compilation is inspired and a great tribute to the development of the blues. A must for any collector - serious or not. Heaven to listen to and a thrill to own. BUY IT!