Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Brian Auger & Oblivion Express|
Live Oblivion 1
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock
24 bit digitally remastered Spanish reissue of original album by the rock virtuoso in a deluxe digipak with the original cover art. Contains all four tracks from the original 1974 release on RCA, plus two bonus tracks, 'F... more »
24 bit digitally remastered Spanish reissue of original album by the rock virtuoso in a deluxe digipak with the original cover art. Contains all four tracks from the original 1974 release on RCA, plus two bonus tracks, 'Freedom Jazz Dance' & 'Happiness Is Just Around The Bend'. Six tracks total. The original four were recorded live at the Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood in 1974; the bonus tracks first appeared on 'Live Oblivion, Vol.2'. 1999 release.
Taking the good with the bad
Michael B. | OH ,United States | 05/15/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The blue Live Oblivion has been an album I've sought for years on CD. I recall "Bumpin' On Sunset"(on the vinyl version), as identical to the version on The Best of Brian Auger's Oblivion Express double CD, a 10:51 jam. This blue CD is wanting because the third cut was not "Bumpin'" - but some other song, about 4 minutes long. It also has two versions of "Inner City Blues" which blew my mind! That song is also the fourth cut on the second live Oblivion, but pink in color. This detracted from the joy of hearing this band live on CD. Besides, the ...price isn't fair considering their best song, which was listed, wasn't even on this CD!The jams on this CD are great, but I am very disappointed that the main reason for buying it (i.e.listening to the eleven- minute crusing song, "Bumpin' On Sunset")wasn't here,by either a production flaw or a deliberate misrepresentation. ."
Better than the vinyl version
Mike Bartus | USA | 06/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I received the Oblivion Live Volume one and thoroughly enjoyed the free flowing rock/jazz of Brian Auger's band. I especially like "Bumpin' On Sunset." Although the price was a little high, this was a difficult CD to find, so I didn't mind. All the songs listed were on this CD which was made in Holland. A similar CD made in Spain had incorrect tunes on it."