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Live at Red Rocks
Genres: New Age, Pop
John Tesh's name is often associated with the notion of bad music. This is an unfortunate and unfair perception since Tesh actually exhibits commendable skills in a little-explored musical niche--the pop-rock instrumental.... more »
John Tesh's name is often associated with the notion of bad music. This is an unfortunate and unfair perception since Tesh actually exhibits commendable skills in a little-explored musical niche--the pop-rock instrumental. Those talents are nicely displayed on this audio rendering of his 1995 performance (in the company of the Colorado Symphony) at suburban Denver's Red Rocks Amphitheater. Influenced by old-line progressive acts such as Rush and Yes, Tesh specializes in creating instrumental tempests in pop-music teacups, framing his favorite themes--optimism, romance, and triumph--with anticipation-building preludes and melodic, high-octane crescendos. Among many flavorful selections, his best include the engaging dual melodies that adorn "Garden City" and the chest-swelling progression of "A Thousand Summers." The music works here better than it does on the video shown on PBS, since you don't have to watch all the mugging and choreographed prancing shared by Tesh and his eight backup musicians. The Collector's Edition of this release includes a six-song, 23-minute bonus CD that includes "Roundball Rock" (heard on NBC's NBA telecasts) and a few other of Tesh's broadcast themes. --Terry Wood
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Peggy H. from JACKSONVILLE, FL
Reviewed on 8/7/2006...
As always John Tesh entertains with the wonderful talent he has.
TheBanshee | United States | 10/31/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I first saw the video of the Red Rocks concert I had never heard of John Tesh, except as the guy from "Entertainment Tonight". I fell in love with his music right then.
Some of it is on the treacly side (I really hate that Against All Odds song!), but most of it is rousing, and all of it is heartfelt. (It's another treat on the DVD to see fiddler Charlie Bisharat.) I just love it. Pure and simple genius. And unadulterated fun."
Rachel Chin | Lincoln, NE | 03/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"John Tesh is truly a great artist! The music on this CD is fantastic! It is really moving and beautiful with a mix of fast and slower songs. I would recommend this CD to anyone!"