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Classic Hot Tuna Acoustic
Hot Tuna
Classic Hot Tuna Acoustic
Genres: Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Hot Tuna
Title: Classic Hot Tuna Acoustic
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Relix
Original Release Date: 4/16/1996
Re-Release Date: 4/23/1996
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Jam Bands, Rock Jam Bands
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 792412207527

CD Reviews

Jo-Ann Lucchese | Brooklyn, NY United States | 10/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This compilation is so vital to any Tuna fan's collection, it is understood why this disc is entitled "Classic". Amazing early acoustic material that would have never seen the light of day it wasn't for the amazing Relix label. There is a "Classic Electric" companion disc to this release and it is also essential for true fans. If you love the sound of a guitar - you MUST turned on to Jorma sometime soon. These albums will do it."
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Charles A Galupi | Euless, Texas | 03/29/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The set list is familiar to fans, with most of the songs having appeared on the first two Tuna releases (except "Search My Heart" and uncredited number (no writer listed) that feels like Jorma's distilation of the Rev Gary Davis' fingerpicking style that colors ALL of Hot Tuna's blues numbers). Recorded in studio at KSAN in 1971, this set gives a good feel for where Tuna was at the time. The addition of Papa John Creech's funky violin of the numbers that appeared on the first Tuna adds a sense of fun to the numbers. My problem with Creech on "First Pull Up, Then Pull Down" is that he overplays and forces himself on the listener, but on this set, he appears content to lay back in the pocket a little more, making his accents more meaningful. The uncredited percussionist also adds to the devolopment of the songs by giving a solid rythymic base for the always tasty Jack Cassidy to play off of. Especially good are the closers "True Religion" and "Death Don't Have No Mercy."For someone just approaching Hot Tuna, I'd recommend the first or Burgers to start, but if you're familiar with the basics of Tuna, this is a good set to explore their acoustic side, along with the first side of "Double Dose," their 1978 double live album."