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World Gone Crazy [VINYL]

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  • Vinyl (4 Oct. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Hor
  • ASIN: B003Z4Y5EK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 817,910 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Ten years on from their last album, the Doobie Brothers turn full circle and reunite with their original producer Ted Templeman who was at the helm for all their famous hits in the 1970s and early eighties. It's an inspired move.

Sounding unmistakeably like the Doobies of old but at the same time notably flexing their muscles in fresh musical directions, "World Gone Crazy" is the work of a band showing few discernible signs of ageing despite a career spanning a remarkable forty years.

"Nobody" is a muscular reworking of the band's first ever single; this time you can hear the rhythm section. "Old Juarez" sounds like something Carlos Santana might have dashed off back in the days before he became satisfied with simply being a guest on his own albums, while Willie Nelson duets on "I Know We Won", one of several touching Pat Simmons ballads on offer. Tom Johnston delves deep into the blues for "Law Dogs" and "New York Dream" and, heavens, were those really Caribbean rhythms on the gospel-flavoured "A Brighter Day"?

The band's most successful period coincided with the arrival of Michael McDonald in the mid-seventies, leading to a succession of outstanding albums spawning some of their biggest hits, commencing with 1976's "Takin' It To The Streets" and continuing through 1980's "One Step Closer". McDonald's rollicking piano style and unmistakeably soulful vocals took the band in an altogether jazzier, R&B, direction, away from its country rock origins. And although, following an extended and enforced absence through illness, the returning Johnston led the reformed Doobies back whence they came, there are distinct traces of the McDonald era in evidence here, such as the rousing piano flourishes on the title track.
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A total surprise. Can't think of many other bands who could produce a great album like this 40 years on! Pretty faultless, not a weak spot here and Michael Mcdonald kept to the minimum! Gotta be one of the albums of the year.
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What a great album, it sounds so fresh and alive. I have been a Doobies fan for a looong time and this is really excellent. No I'm not somebody who raves about albums just because I always liked an artist/band. I agree with the Santana comment on the other review. He needs another Caravanserai. Anyway back to the Doobies. Great songs, great playing and a DVD too. This will stay by my Cd player for a long while before being filed with the rest of the back catalogue. Just buy it!!
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This is what the Doobies are about; great music, harmonies and songs. If you like the Doobies of old then you will love this.
The BBC critic is obviously jealous (and annoyed that the Doobies dared to criticise 'critics') This poor deluded lad needs an education in good music and manners. Slating them for daring to get old is just a bit puerile and extremely rude.
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Oh yes, still very much Doobie groovy guys. Bought it for a long car journey and it came to the rescue. The 'World Gone Crazy' is a very true title of these days but these guys are still very sane delivering those the rolling, funky rhythms and tight harmonies. If you have ever liked the Doobies buy this one and you'll have a smile on your face.
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Saw these guys in Marksville, Louisiana last year and they were fantastic. On the basis they said they had new material out I bought this but it strugges to live up to the classics. That's the trouble with bands who set such high bars for themselves!
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OK, so I am a Doobie fan,but this is a great CD. After ten years since the last CD I was a little worried that it might not be quite what I had hoped for. It is however, a very impressive piece of work. It's the best thing I've heard all year!
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This is the first studio album from The Doobies in Ten Years, but it has been worth the wait. Great songwriting, Great performance, Great production. Any album from this band contains a variety of musical styles and this is no exception. A great mixture of Rock, Roadhouse Blues, and Country. The songwriting styles of Patrick Simmons and Tom Johnson complement each other so well.

There are certain songs that really just jump right out and say "OK, that's the Doobie Brothers and that's the kind of music they make together." Then there are other tunes that you go "Hmm...that's the Doobie Brothers but that's a different kind of song for them to be doing!" For example Track 9 Old Juarez is so Latin it could be Carlos Santana!

All in all an outstanding Album.
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