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Gary Moore: Blues for Jimi


This unique concert was filmed at the London Hippodrome on 25 October 2007. It formed a part of the launch for the Jimi Hendrix “Live At Monterey” programme and featured Gary Moore and his band performing classic Hendrix tracks. At the end of the night Gary was joined by Mitch Mitchell and Billy Cox of the Jimi Hendrix Experience for 3 tracks. Gary Moore was one of the finest British guitarists of all time and is one of the few players who could pay homage to Jimi Hendrix’s groundbreaking and truly distinctive guitar style. This is a stunning tribute from one master guitarist to another.

Tracklist:

Purple Haze

Manic Depression

The Wind Cries Mary

Foxey Lady

My Angel

I Don’t Live Today

Angel

Fire

Red House

Stone Free

Hey Joe

Voodoo Child (slight return)

Label:Rock, Blues
Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Format:CD
Country:Germany
Released:2012
Genre:Rock, Blues
Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Style: Gary Moore – Blues For Jimi
Eagle Records – EAGCD491, Eagle Records – GAS 0000491 EAG

Aerosmith: Toys in the Attic



Aerosmith were one of the biggest hard- rock bands of the ‘70s and they did so with a personality as big as the arenas they packed. Singer Steven Tyler was the perfect, magnetic frontman while his band’s rhythm section of drummer Joey Kramer and bassist Tom Hamilton were the best-kept secret in the industry. Face it, tracks like “Toys In the Attic,” “Walk This Way,” and “Sweet Emotion” swing with far more ferocity than most other hard rock bands of the era. Where most hard rock bands were content to plod and bludgeon, Aerosmith never forgot their R&B roots, whether it’s the cover of the old blues classic “Big Ten Inch Record” or the swinging groove of “Uncle Salty.” “Round and Round” pushes towards the monolithic hard rock of their legendary Rocks album, while “You See Me Crying” proves Tyler could sit at the piano and turn a ballad. Guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitford provide Stones-like teamwork and their playing rattles with passion and inspiration.

Traclist:

9 Songs, 37 Minutes
Released: Apr 8, 1975
℗ 1975, 2012 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Aerosmith: Night in The Ruts



Aerosmith were falling apart. Substance abuse was taking it toll. Interpersonal relationships were disintegrating. Guitarist Joe Perry was already gone by the album’s release and fellow guitarist Brad Whitford would soon depart as well. Guitarists Richard Supa and Neil Thompson pick up the slack, and it’s a testament to just how skilled a band they were that even with all this difficulty, they were able to assemble an album as strong as 1979’s Night in the Ruts. The album lacks the diamond-hard precision of the band’s earlier works, favoring walls of massive overdubbed guitars to get its message across.

This sonic bludgeoning adds heightened drama to the masterful opening cut (Aerosmith always knew how to make an entrance) and make “Chiquita” and “Cheese Cake” among the band’s densest hard rock. A cover of the Shangri-Las’ “Remember (Walking in the Sand)” allows singer Steven Tyler to sing to sweet desperation, while the Yardbirds’ “Think About It” again puts the guitarists into full-play. “Reefer Head Woman” is the closest the group had ever come to pure blues (and would remain so until their 2004 Honkin’ On Bobo release). “Mia,” a song for Tyler’s daughter, is another trip over to the piano for a sentimental closer (Tyler always knew how to make an exit).

Tracklist:

9 Songs, 35 Minutes
Released: Nov 1, 1979
℗ 2012, 1979 Sony Music Entertainment

Blues Traveler: FOUR



After three albums as a major-label cult act, winning fans mostly on the road and through word of mouth, jam band Blues Traveler broke out in a big way with Four. Frontman John Popper’s virtuosic harmonica style was suddenly a pop sound, as the bouncy lovelorn plaint “Run-Around” became a long-running radio staple alongside alt- rock and dance singles. Blues Traveler exploited its mainstream-friendly side knowingly, with another key track here, “Hook,” critiquing the ingredients necessary to reel in a large audience. Though Four doesn’t display the adventurism of a Grateful Dead or an Allman Brothers Band, it shows plenty of affection for their styles, with the closing “Brother John” putting a jumpy, hard-to-pin-down rhythm to use and “The Mountains Win Again” shining light on a soaring slide-guitar line. The album ended up one of the most visible classic-rock-styled releases of its era.

Track list:

Run-Around 4:40
Stand 5:19
Look Around 5:41
Fallible 4:46
The Mountains Win Again 5:05
Freedom 4:01
Crash Burn 2:59
Price to Pay 5:16
Hook 4:50
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly 1:55
Just Wait 5:34
Brother John 6:38

12 Songs, 56 Minutes
Released: Sep 13, 1994
℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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