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Lifetime: The Collection

3 Mar. 1993 | Format: MP3

£7.99 (VAT included if applicable)
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 3 Mar. 1993
  • Release Date: 3 Mar. 1993
  • Label: Legacy/Columbia
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  • Total Length: 1:16:18
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  • ASIN: B006LZ7O0C
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 235,444 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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Format: Audio CD
Style: jazz, fusion, rock, funk

This is actually an amalgamation of two albums: Believe It (1975) and Million Dollar Legs (1976). Tony Williams had disbanded the first Lifetime (of Jack Bruce and John McLaughlin). This 'second' Lifetime included soon to become fusion and guitar hero Allan Holdsworth, Bassist Tony Newton and pianist Alan Pasqua.

'Believe it' (tracks 1-6) is probably the more serious album. You only need to listen to the opener 'Snake Oil' to get a feel of the band's potential. It's driving funk, with a silky bass line propelled by Williams drumming. Holdsworth adds a savage and angular riff progression interspersed with a catchy main line. Here we also catch the guitarist's flair for unusual phrasing. His wide open chords, sustain and rich legato far surpasses even Eric Clapton's 'Woman Tone'.

From the up-tempo 'Red Alert' (containing a not dis-similar riff to The Immigrant Song) to the fusion classic 'Fred', we see a good deal of 'light and shade' from the band. They alternate between sonic fusion funk, and deep soulful jazz, all driven by William's stellar drumming. On 'Mr Spock', in a reversal of normal soloing forms, we hear some great drum improvisations over Holsworth's heavy chords.

'Million Dollar Legs' is of a similarly high standard, but is probably more laid back, and its melodies/ rhythms are more pop orientated. 'You Did It to Me Baby' and 'Joy Filled Summer' would certainly fall under this category. It also includes some vocals, but I would say retains much of its quality. There are still some real fusion gems here including 'Lady Jane' (which would not seem out of place in Jeff Beck's 'Blow By Blow' album) and the final tour-de-force 'Inspirations of Love'. This piece has a great orchestral quality to it.
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An overlooked classic
When younger I wasn't captivated by Mahavishnu Orchestra or Return to forever or fusion really but now I'm a lot older I'm rediscovering these classics anew and this particular disc (picked up for a pittance- new and sealed) is a must great band and Allan Holdsworth to boot this is superb in every way funky as hell.with a serious groove and some very cool guitar work
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