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Living the Blues
Canned Heat
Living the Blues
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (1) - Disc #2

Reissue of the blues rock outfit's second, originally released on Liberty in 1968. Features guest appearances from John Mayall, Dr. John, Joe Sample and John Fahey. Also features the hit 'Going Up The Country', the 20 mi...  more »


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All Artists: Canned Heat
Title: Living the Blues
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Akarma Italy
Release Date: 5/8/2001
Album Type: Import
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
Styles: Electric Blues, Modern Blues, Blues Rock
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 182478511322, 8026575051126, 766482733644, 978096764490


Album Description
Reissue of the blues rock outfit's second, originally released on Liberty in 1968. Features guest appearances from John Mayall, Dr. John, Joe Sample and John Fahey. Also features the hit 'Going Up The Country', the 20 minute epic 'Part henogenesis' and the original cover art. Nine tracks. Comes packaged in a double gatefold digipak. 1999 release.

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Eric | 06/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"YES IT IS TRUE AFTER 31 YEARS WE HAVE AN EXCELLANT RE-MASTERED VERSION OF THIS TOTALLY CLASSIC BLUES ALBUM! This album was Canned Heat's "Sargent Pepper"Album a rather stunning array of different styles of music COMBINED TOGETHER SUCH AS EASTERN SITARS STYLE to Big Band arrangements using only Multi-Tracked Harmonicas, played by Alan Wilson who also sang the Major selling hits by Canned Heat.THE album has fantastic blues songs mixed with jazz horns section ,DR.John on Piano,John Mayell on Piano also,EQUISITE MULTI- TRACKED DRUM SOLO'S BY THEIR INCREDIBLE DRUMMER= Fito de La Para,Multitracked lead guitar solo's by the Late HENRY VESTINE(really genuis work here by him . Even one Concert version of Boogie is also on this CD.Safe to say that there will never be a Group Quite like CANNED HEAT .They were a great Blues Band but truely they played many styles of music and combined those styles of music in ways that no Band has ever even immitated Since their Departure. This was a two album set of records that always got scratched or damAged somehow. it is so nice to hear it hear QUIETLY with no pops or clicks etc.and REMASTERED TO utterPERFECTION! ON the other hand is the other album REMASTERED BY THE AKARMA LABEL . NOT VERY GOOD MASTERING ON THREE OF THE SONGS . PLEASE READ MY REVIEW AT THE "BOOGIE WITH CANNED HEAT ALBUM REVIEW SECTION. Especially if you are thinking of PURCHASING the "Boogie With Canned HEAT Album."
One of Canned Heat's Best!
ramblinpony | Macomb, MI United States | 11/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great CD! Although not easy to get. I waited six weeks for it to ship, but it was well worth it. I was a bit skeptical about the quality of the re-master because of one of the reviews I had read here, but the quality is excellent. It does not come in a jewel case, but in a nice replica of the original album cover that folds out. The one flaw was that CD 1 & 2 were misnumbered, but that didn't really affect anything. Now as far as what is on the album. I had the original album back in 1968, and it was the first blues album that I ever had so I'm somewhat partial. I do have several Canned Heat albums though, and this is my favorite. If you're not familiar with it you are missing something. I like this version of the boogie because some of the lyrics seem to reflect the Bear's thoughts about the infamous bogus Denver drug bust that made news at the time. Henry Vestine's guitar licks are reminiscent of John Lee Hooker, but the vocal is more true to "Feelin' Good" by Little Junior's Blue Flames from the Sun label back in the 50's. The forty-one minutes does tend to get a little long but again for that time, this was a landmark presentation.The second CD opens with two wonderful studio recordings. The first, "Pony Blues" almost seems like it could have been an Alan Wilson tune based upon the arrangement, but the Bear handles the vocal and it is one of his best. The second tune is a great Alan Wilson number in the mold of "Goin' Up The Country" and is one of my favorites by him. The rest of the disc is just as strong. Of particular note is the track "Parthenogenesis" which is a compilation of nine tunes. Including "Bear Wires" a great Bob Hite blues song featuring fantastic Albert Ammons-style piano played by John Mayall. Get it while you can, Don't Wait!"
Boogie Forever
Eric | Denmark | 01/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had almost forgotten all about this wonderful record (to me it's still a record) that I had heard so much as a teenager, when I suddenly heard a few bars from "Refried Boogie" in the radio.
I got hold of it and behold!! After 30 years I can still remember every note in the solos. It may be that Canned Heat doesn't consist of the worlds most accomplished musicians but they sure as h... know how to play the blues.DON'T FORGET TO BOOGIE"