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doobie brothers :the mellow years,
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This review is from: Original Album Series Vol. 2 (Audio CD)
Given that the generally accepted classic era is 1972-76,then this box set will be more harshly rated(possibly).I love both era's so when it was announced that this set was due i had to buy,specifically to get 1980's 'One Step Closer' and especially,the hard to get and usually expensive 'Farewell Tour' from '83.
Slightly disjointed,this set includes '71's debut 'The Doobie Brothers',alongside the 2 mentioned earlier plus 77's 'Livin On The Fault Line' and the mega smash hit album 'Minute From Minute' from 1978.
So apart from the early 70's rock of the debut disc its AOR all the way,The Doobies morphing into the Steely Dan arena and by 'One Step Closer',essentially a backing band for singer Michael Mcdonald.
Its finally great to get the live album on disc,a decent album covering all the bases.
Sound quality is excellent,doesnt say any where wether remastered or not,still the sound quality is excellent.
Packaging average,slipcase,replica sleeves and no real info,like the previous set no booklets,
With this set its 5 discs for just over a tenner,value for money,no doubt,well worth buying, 4 stars .