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A worthwhile curio, definitely worth a listen!,
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This review is from: Hot City - The 1974 Unreleased Album [Digisleeve] (Audio CD)
Received my CD from Amazon on Monday morning. It's certainly an interesting listen; many of the tracks are markedly different to the Impossible Dream versions, but in my view none of them are better.
Although Alex's vocals are strong throughout, Talmy just doesn't seem to have captured the essence of the band - the whole thing's just a bit flat in comparison. (for the essence of the band, the recent BBC double CD would take some beating!)
One point - every CD site, including Amazon, lists 11 tracks, including two versions of Tomahawk Kid and Last Train, but the extra tracks aren't listed on the sleeve, and aren't on the disc at all. What happened to them??
Overall, this is still great music; not a patch on Impossible Dream but still miles better than just about everything out there just now. Ultimately it is just a curio though, albeit a thoroughly worthwhile one.