Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Nigel Lived 1972
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Nigel Lived' is an album which is based around the concept of a diary featuring songs with brilliant lyrics. The line up consists of some outstanding musicians including Cozy Powell (Rainbow;Emmerson Lake & Powell), Michae... more »
Nigel Lived' is an album which is based around the concept of a diary featuring songs with brilliant lyrics. The line up consists of some outstanding musicians including Cozy Powell (Rainbow;Emmerson Lake & Powell), Michael Giles (King Crimson) Peter Giles (King Crimson) and Jimmy Hastings (Caravan). This is the first time that the album has been available on CD and it has been digitally re- mastered for this format. With stunning artwork it is sure to appeal to Murrays' large and loyal fanbase.
JUDAS GOES SOLO
Bryan Moore | Seattle, WA | 09/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a sterling debut album from vocalist Murray Head, who sang the role of Judas Iscariot in the hit rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Originally released in 1972, " NIGEL LIVED" is a concept album made of 14 tracks of well written songs performed by a barrage of talented musicians utilizing dozens of instruments and augmented with natural sounds (chirping birds, crowd noises, trains, etc.). All of which create a platform highlighting Murray's unique and fantastic vocals. Although "NIGEL LIVED" borrows elements from SUPERSTAR, I wouldn't call it a rock album. In fact, it is hard to categorize: somtimes bluesy, other times jazzy, and the song "Ruthie" is one of the most beautiful love ballads I've ever heard from anyone. And, there's a bit of the Judas character here,too; pondering "Have I paved the way to hell?" in one cut and scathingly attacking institution in "Religion". . . "did they crucify their God just for show?" A well recorded and even album, featuring guitarist Mark Warner, drummers Cozy Powell and Michael Giles, saxaphonist Chris Mercer, and trumpeter Henry Lowther amongst others. A MUST HAVE for anyone who collects music from different genres."
Murray's first steps--a long lost gem!!!
tony browne | ENGLAND | 08/04/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"O.K., ...here's the scam.....i've been a big Murray Head FAN, ..EVER SINCE I HEARD HIS MEGA-CLASSIC early 70's 'hit' , "Say it ain't so, Joe"(from self-same l.p.), however , i did manage to back-track, way back when vinyl was still king, & discovered , with a few of my closest friends, this earlier 'gem'!!"Nigel lived ", was/is indeed a 70's 'concept' album(it took me a while to realise this!), ...and a superb, for the most part, album it is!!The opening tracks chime in the feelings of life as it monotonously drags on in the average city(London) rat-race!!..the lyrics to this album were some of Murray's very best...his voice , more high -pitched & even perhaps more excellently expressive than usual!"Ruthie", a lover of merit, remains one of Nigel's most touching songs..a beautiful, beautiful song-still!"Dole".the subject matter being obvious, too, is an excellent ditty(check out Mr. Mike Giles drumming , here-fabulous licks!)..Perhaps my favuorite song , on this excelleny early Murray Head album, though, remains -"Religion"..now this will always be a timeless classic, & one of his most memorable songs("they tell me that Religion isn't such a new thing, it started many years ago, did you ever stop to ask them what the hell they were doing, did they crucify their God just for show"??)..grrrrweat lyrics, that really have stood the test of time!!This re-release , now on c.d., is an acquired taste, but comes highly recommended!!!!
Then, get "Say it ain't so , Joe", &"Shade"..and discover the Genius of Murray Head!!!!!-BUY!!!!"