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Wonder What's Next
Wonder What's Next
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £11.06

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh rock from the USA, 5 Feb. 2003
This review is from: Wonder What's Next (Audio CD)
The name of the band is actually Chevelle! But hey! Available on import from the USA where the band are beginning to make a name for themself, there's a similar buzz about this band as there was for POD a couple of years ago and they're only going to get huge.
MTV have been playing the video for The Red quite a bit so the band have been picking up new fans every day. Their debut album Point #1 had a limited release here in the UK and featured a prototype sound that is encaptured here but with the guitars even more intense. This is edgy, this is loud, this is passionate and this is just brilliant modern rock music. Inteligent lyrics and a huge sound make Wonder What's Next an important album if you're a fan of rock music.
The trio are three brothers who although in the mid twenties have been playing together for over ten years. As you'd imagine, this is tight and it's good to see the band fulfil the promise they exhibited whilst they were signed to the American indie label, Squint.
Buy this and check out their debut Point #1 while you're at it.

Wings Over America
Wings Over America
Offered by Musical Notes
Price: £19.48

76 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best McCartney Live Recordings, 6 Mar. 2001
This review is from: Wings Over America (Audio CD)
In the mid seventies, Paul McCartney backed by the most accomplished Wings line up took to the road to give epic performances across the world. I was lucky enough to see this tour in Newcastle Upon Tyne's City hall and it stands out as one of the best gigs I have ever seen. Drummer Joe English once told me that the band took three jets with them around the world. One jet was for the band and friends, one was for journalists and hangers on and the third jet was simply there in case they needed another jet. A huge expensive tour produced a huge exciting album that captures McCartney at his best, live in front of an adoring crowd and boy does he know how to work them up to a frenzy.
From the opening chords of Rock Show which sets the scene and creates plenty of anticipation through to the rock'n'rolling Soily which closes the set, this live performance had everything. Classic Beatles tracks like Long And Winding Road, Yesterday and Lady Madonna give it perspective but Wings themselves had enough classy songs to draw on.
The beautiful balladry of My Love, Blubird and Maybe I'm Amazed, the pure pop of Listen To What The Man Said and Silly Love Songs as well as some of their finest moments - Jet and Band On The Run give the whole album a sense of a non stop musical rollercoaster, full of surprises and changes of tempo. McCartney even gives Denny Laine the chance to resurrect his rendition of Go Now which he originally performed with the Moody Blues.
Never a dull moment, Wings Over America was culled from countless concerts across that continent with one of the band's sound men keeping tabs on the quality of each set as the band recorded performance after performance so Wings Over America is the cream of Wings live performances. Wings are forever over shadowed by The Beatles but their hit album and singles record would have most bands frothing at the mouth with jealousy. Over the years the different line ups turned in great performances and this is simply one hot live recording!
Mike Rimmer
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