- Audio CD (18 Oct. 2004)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Label: Columbia
- ASIN: B0002M1DDY
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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The band includes brother Edgar, who has led bands in his own right, and Tommy Shannon on bass, who latter played with Stevie Ray Vaughan.
The (studio) first CD is marginally the stronger of the two, but there's some good live tracks on the second. I'm not a fan of Tobacco Road by anyone, and you probably don't need two versions of Johnny B Goode. But don't let that put you off, the majority of the tracks are oustanding and the weaker ones are excellent by anyone else's standards.
After I played the studio album I put the bonus live disc on.Pardon me but I defy you not to launch across the room into an air guitar solo when the first track starts.Buy this now!!!!!!!!
UK and Europe released 18 October 2004 (August 2004 in the USA) - "Second Winter: Legacy Edition" by JOHNNY WINTER on Columbia/Legacy COL 511231 2 (Barcode 5099751123125) is a 2CD Remaster housed in a Stickered Plastic Outer Slipcase and plays outs as follows:
Disc 1 - "Second Winter" (55:13 minutes):
1. Memory Pain [Side 1]
2. I'm Not So Sure
3. The Good Love
4. Slippin' And Slidin' [Side 2]
5. Miss Ann
6. Johnny B. Goode
7. Highway 61 Revisited
8. I Love Everybody [Side 3]
9. Hustled Down In Texas
10. I Hate Everybody
11. Fast Life Rider
Tracks 1 to 11 are his 3rd studio album "Second Winter" - released 27 October 1969 in the USA as a 3-sided 2LP set on Columbia KCS 9947 and January 1970 in the UK on CBS 66321 (Side 4 was left blank on purpose). Produced by Johnny Winter – it peaked at No. 55 in the USA (December 1969) and made No. 59 in the UK (May 1970).
BONUS TRACKS (Previously Unreleased):
12. Early In The Morning
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This 2004 edition, remastered at Sony Studios in NYC by Joseph M. Palmaccio, sorts out that excessive bass and, although it's still pretty powerful, it's now in more or less proper balance with everything else. The result is an album with a degree of backbone which belies the vintage of the original recording, engineered by Ed Kollis in Nashville, Tennessee (studio not credited) and produced by JW, who evidently had a very clear idea of just what he wanted from this album.
For this album, JW's support band included brother Edgar (keyboards & alto sax), "Uncle" John Turner (drums & percussion) and Tommy Shannon (bass) except on just one track on which Dennis Collins played bass.
The 1970 live set recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall may be regarded as a freebie which should please fans of JW's live performances, though the studio album is fine as it is and doesn't really need augmentation. That having said, two (studio-recorded) bonus tracks have been added to this reissue and they're not at all bad either. Great stuff for fans of gutsy southern blues rock.
As a an oddity the vinyl version was a double album with one side blank!? He explained in the sleeve notes that he wanted the album to be the best it could be and to do this it had to be three sides only. A gimmick or genuine reason? Who knows and to be frank who cares? It a largely undiscovered classic.
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Johnny was a fantastic exponent of the blues guitar. Any album is good.Published 7 months ago by Woot
I bought the original ( and still have ) the three sided double album on vinyl and was blown away by it. Read morePublished 21 months ago by sniff
I bought this album on vinyl when it was first released. Loved it then, love it now.Published 24 months ago by Ez
Had to cheat and use a title of one of the songs for the title of my review, but it is rather apt. Whilst most people I know always state this is probably the best Johnny Winter... Read morePublished on 10 May 2014 by Possum Pie
Having seen Johnny Winter live at the 1970 Bath Blues and Folk festival, this CD replaced an old LP so it was great to relive old memories. Great.Published on 14 Feb. 2014 by D. J. Miles