Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Live in Madrid
Genres: Blues, Folk, Pop, Rock
Fantastic live blues album featuring 10 cuts from the formerJethro Tull guitarist/ Blodwyn Pig frontman recorded live in1974: 'Let's Get Down To Business', 'Wanna Know How To Love''Let Me Love You Baby', 'Stay With Me', 'A... more »
Fantastic live blues album featuring 10 cuts from the formerJethro Tull guitarist/ Blodwyn Pig frontman recorded live in1974: 'Let's Get Down To Business', 'Wanna Know How To Love''Let Me Love You Baby', 'Stay With Me', 'Automobile', etc. Over an hour long. 1997 Indigo release.
Mick Abrahams Band - As it was
Dave_42 | Australia | 05/08/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
""Live in Madrid" was released in November of 1997, but it is a recording of one of the last concerts that Mick did in 1974 prior to his retirement which he finally returned from in 1991. Unfortunately, the sound quality on this CD does not live up to the performance, and for whatever reason this is most evident on the vocals. That being said, there are some great moments, especially when it comes to the guitar work. Some of the highlights are: "Let's Get Down to Business", "Wanna Know How to Love", "Stay with Me", and Mick's signature "Cat Squirrel".
The documentation on this CD is fairly poor. The CD contains liner notes written by Harry Shapiro, but they have more to do with Mick's career than this particular album. There is no listing of who is in the band at this time, although from what is said between songs we know that Mick is doing most of the vocals and guitar, and Walt Monaghan is on bass and does a couple of vocals. I believe Mick also mentions that Wilbur Campbell (?) is on drums and he does one vocal. There is even some question about the track names, as a song which Mick introduces as "I Feel Alright" is listed on the CD as "Steel Blues". There is also a piece called "Automobile" which is announced as being a reworked version of a song by someone else, but is credited on the CD to Mick.
This is an unusual live album, in that it contains none of the songs from either of his two studio albums after leaving Blodwyn Pig, or even the two original Blodwyn Pig albums. Mick would revisit Willie Dixon's "Let Me Love You Baby" on his "All Said and Done" album which would mark his return from retirement in May of 1991. All in all, if you like Mick Abrahams, you probably will enjoy this CD."
matthew atlee | miami, FL USA | 10/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This music is straight-ahead rock-blues. The venue is perfect for the music: 1974, Spain. The year Franco died. Also, the songs are orginal to the albumn which is different from most live albumns, though not exclusive to it. If you like a thick rock sound then pick this up. Enjoy"