Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Batdorf & McLean|
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Live in Jerusalem
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Rock, Classical
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Missing the energy
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I am as excited about seeing John Batdorf's name on anything musical as one can be. The first two Batdorf & Rodney discs rank with the best I own, even after 20 some years. However, this CD lacks the energy and sheer musical joy that we came to know through B & R. No good vocal or music solos, no virtuoso guitar work and the harmonies are bland. Not to take anything away from Mr. McLean - if he had a hand in getting John back to the spotlight, great! And this isn't a bad CD. Love is still the message and the lyrics are pretty good. But until someone has the good sense to put Batdorf & Rodney's music on CD, we'll never have the joy of hearing "Can You See Him", "You Are the One", "Is it Love" or a dozen other B & R classics in the digital format. Their combined energy was almost mystical. They had the unique talent of making acoustic music sound positively electric! Having said that, this CD gives us glimpses of how good John Batdorf sounds. Make more music, John! How about a CD in 2000."
Good But It's Not Batdorf&Rodney !!!!
Edward L. Tims | LasVegas, Nevada United States | 02/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD has a lot of good music and is worth adding to the collection,But it cannot compete with the Batdorf&Rodney albums from the 70's.Those three albums that Batdorf&Rodney made back then are great and the music is timeless.With all the Batdorf&Rodney fans that are still around and with the potential of adding new fans to the mix,You would think that someone would release all three of Batdorf&Rodneys albums on quality mastered CD,s"
Enjoyable CD but I still miss Batdorf & Rodney
Michael L. Field | Anna Maria Island, Florida | 08/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Loved the latest from John Batdorf. Sounds kind of like Batdorf & Rodney, though how can anything top "Life Is You," "Off The Shelf," or that other one with the weird red and black cover. Hey, whatever happened to Mark Rodney? Does anyone out there know? Someone tell whoever owns the rights to these recordings that there's a demand for a rerelease on CD. One more thing-- did Batdorf & Rodney do any other albums besides those three? If anyone has old vinyl in good shape I'll buy a copy of each."