Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Praise of la great work
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have owned this album for 25 years.I bought the cd acouple years ago.the tunes have been playing in my head ever since my first listen.the album is close to brilliance.the jazzrock sound of this album/cd will never be matched.the great Larry Carlton's guitar work/the wild uncontroled yet precise/fantastic drumming of jazz great Tony Williams/Jerry Scheff on bass is just terrific.Ray is in top form,he plays all keyboards and a host of other mystical and exotic African rythem instrumets with his zen masters touch.His voice has never been better,I suspect trainning and practice got him there.This cd may need a few listens for some before its brilliance and message sinks in,after the initial shock you wont be able to get through a day without humming or replaying 1 or many of the tunes over and over again in your head. An underrated work if ever there was one.The mother of all underrated works.Congrats Ray on a job well done!"
A Wizard, A True Prodigy
Scott Watson | Pittsburgh, PA United States | 08/11/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First let me begin by saying that I've met Ray Manzarek not once but twice. I must say that he is a keyboard wizard. More prodigious keyboard playing I shall never see. This is a good CD. Not a GREAT CD but a good one. It's a conceptual album. Slightly pretentous. Best cut is "Downbound Train" complete with tack piano solo by Ray. Best bonus track is "Bicentenial Blues" from Ray's 2nd album. This cut has a WICKED organ solo by Ray a la "Light My Fire". Not Ray's BEST album. That was "The Whole Thing Started with Rock & Roll Now It's Out of Control". This is probably 2nd best."
Cosmic Ray Rocks
lionsinthenight | US | 01/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fantastic, this album is a classic. I was so pleased when this came out on CD, and the bonus tracks from the other Cosmic Ray album is great. Makes you wonder why Ray didn't do more of this."