Shop now Shop now Shop now See more Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now DIYED Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
2
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
4 star
1
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
Format: Audio CD|Change
Price:£65.11+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime

Your rating(Clear)Rate this item
Share your thoughts with other customers

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on 8 January 2014
I bought this on the strength of hearing some of the tracks used on a TV show and I wasn't disappointed. The title track is the stand out one but the others are what you'd expect from the man - stripped down to the bone blues.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 17 December 2011
I'll admit I'm not a huge John Lee Hooker fan, so this'll just be a short review for the original CD issue of this title on Impulse!/MCA (catalogue number MCD18186).

Recorded in 1965 and featuring Hooker backed by a full band, this album has excellent sound quality. It's incredibly well produced, and the mastering is pre-loudness wars superb. It's an exceptionally pleasant listening experience.

Something I'm discovering seems to be a bit of a trait with Blues albums from this era are off-kilter mixing choices. With this album the guitar and vocals are mixed directly to the centre, the drums and second guitar off to one side and the bass to the opposite. You won't really notice it listening through regular speakers, but it may initially sound a bit odd through headphones...though you'll get used to it after a couple of songs.

The tracklist does contain a couple of uptempo numbers, but largely it showcases Hooker doing that slow-burning thing he's most well known for doing. As a previous reviewer noted, it's a very cohesive collection of songs.

It's one of those albums that's perfect to put on in the background as the early hours of the morning start to unfold. It's not too brash and not too lethargic, balancing somewhere comfortably in between.

So, my rating for this album? I'll give it 3 stars out of 5.

John Lee Hooker
It Serve You Right To Suffer
MCD18186 (Impulse!/MCA)

Tracklist;

Shake It Baby
Country Boy
Bottle Up And Go
You're Wrong
Sugar Mama
Decoration Day
Money
It Serve You Right
review image
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Customers also viewed these items


Need customer service? Click here