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F4 2 The return.,
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This review is from: The Frantic Four Reunion 2013 (Audio CD)
I can't say I agree with most reviews here...Sadly! I have all the respect for the classic Quo line-up, and frankly I was quite exciting to get a brand new Live of that fabulous rock'n'roll machine.
Sadly, and again with all due respect to the members, it is quite hard and painful to listen to most of the songs on the cd's. The age of the musicians is probably one of the reasons why, but mostly I believe it's the lack of practicing (and touring for years) from half of the band...And it shows.
Clearly, the will and the motivation are present, but it just doesn't catch the old flame. It just doesn't groove like Quo should groove. Coghlan is no longer the fearless machine he once was, and Lancaster's voice often sounds weak and tired.
On the good side, there's the pleasure of hearin the frantic 4 together again playing an excellent set-list. They even managed to avoid playing Rockin all over the world and Whatever you want and include songs from their most glorious period only.
Of course then comes the comparaison with Quo's Live album (the first and only from the F4), and there really isn't any comparaison...Played back to back, the verdict is clear...
But, hey, those guys are still great, and I'm sure it was amazing BEING at the show(s)!