Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Just Like This
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Sans one track, this is a collection of previously unheard & unreleased cuts recorded between 1976-77, plus a previously unreleased version of the fan favorite 'Angel No. 9'. 12 tracks total. The first 2,500 copies include... more »
Sans one track, this is a collection of previously unheard & unreleased cuts recorded between 1976-77, plus a previously unreleased version of the fan favorite 'Angel No. 9'. 12 tracks total. The first 2,500 copies include a bonus CD with eight different versions of tracks found on the main CD. Double slimline jewel case. 1999 release.
A "new" talent found!!!
Rocky G. Marron | paxton, illinois USA | 02/17/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"FIrst off, I don't write many reviews so bare with me. I am the type of individual who listens to a wide variety of music styles but I truly enjoy guitar rock (Hendrix, Trower, Travers, Thin Lizzy, Nugent, Vaughn, Marino - you get the idea). I came upon this guitar player listening to the "new" Bowie BBC set and thought "you know that guitar player seems to have some serious chops". I read the booklet and got the name Mick Ronson???? Never heard of him. I decided to take a chance and make my first purchase this album (based upon previous reviews)...Needless to say WOW, blew me away. This album is just straight ahead rock-n-roll. All of the songs are very melodic yet allow time for ample soloing. He is a very tasteful guitar player in that he doesn't overplay as many 70's based players do (which is not always bad). I have seen other reviewers downplay his voice but I didn't have a problem with it..sorta Pat Traversish - not alot of range but who cares. It is unbeleivable that he did not get his "just rewards" but I guess many people are just like me - just now finding out about him. Normally I like to comment on all the songs but I will instead end with YOU CANNOT MAKE A MISTAKE WITH THIS ALBUM...IF YOU LIKE ANY OF THE ARTIST MENTIONED ABOVE PURCHASE THIS AND GO FROM THERE. I will now begin the task of picking my next album to purchase. Oh yes and the 2nd disc is just an added bonus - a very good buy."
RONSON PUTS ON A ROCK & ROLL CLINIC!!
Patrick Earley | Edmond, Oklahoma USA | 09/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Just Like This" is a good name for this classic lost album. There wasn't anybody out there who could play rock and roll in it's pureist form like Mick. He may not have had quite the technical skills of the big name guitar players of the time, but he could teach them a thing or two about pizazz and the ability to give the people every little pleasing guitar hook their hearts desired. Not releasing "Just Like This" in 1976 when Ronson recorded this material may have been the biggest mistake that I've ever seen out of a record company. Supposedly his 2 previous solo efforts didn't sell well enough for his label, and so this material was sentenced to the vaults for 25 years, or until somebody gave it a reprieve and had the good taste to dust these tapes off and give them a hard listen. As it turned out, the third time was the charm. If your a guitar lover, this album wins hands down over anything that he did before or since. This music might me from the 70's, but the first time I listened to it, it felt so fresh and uncluttered by any kind of modern day effects. It's just straight up no-frills rock and roll. But his guitar work on songs like "I'd give anything to see you", "Hard Life", and "Crazy Love" makes these instant classics. The album doesn't let up at all. Every song here has some great hooks, and it has kind of a live feel to it like there wasn't very many overdubs or production work involved in the recording. I'm sure if this had been released at the time there would have been some more polishing up on this album, but I really like this raw feel, and the remastered sound is great here. I was lucky enough to get one of the early copies of this cd, that offered a second disc of these same songs with Ronson doing what was probably first takes. He also does an alternate ballad version of "Hard Life" and another killer version of "Id Give Anything To See You". And the last song on this disc "Ronno's Bar And Grill" is pretty much what sounds like a very tired Ronson reaching the end of the recording session with just a guitar in hand fiddling around with some old rock and roll tunes. I hope they're still offering the 8 song second disc. It's well worth having. If your a lover of 70's rock, don't pass this one up. It's a very satisfying listen from beginning to end. And a timeless classic."
Mick Ronson fans have been waiting for Just Like This!
Rocky G. Marron | 06/04/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This Music was recorded in 1976-77. Because of legale problems the album sat in the can at Bearsville studio vault. Now available as a double album with out takes THIS ALBUM ROCKS! Musicaly this cd is a much harder hitting disk than Micks previous solo albums. Band mates Mick Baraken, Jay Davis and Bobby Chen do a great job backing Mick. The tracks Hard Life And I"d Give Anything To See You Are just amazing. Ronsons songwriting are on a high level here. The guitar playing from Mick is just Some of the best from this former Bowie cohort. All budding players should take note of the tone and melodic playing. The 20 page book gives detail on the band and full story plus comments from band members and great Mick Rock fotos to boot! This is it JUST LIKE THIS."