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Versions
Robbie Krieger
Versions
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #1

With the Doors catalog getting updated and Bright Midnight Records releasing tons of unreleased archived material, there's a lot of visibility and interest on the surviving Doors members. This two-on-one CD features on ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Robbie Krieger
Title: Versions
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: One Way Records Inc
Original Release Date: 9/30/1996
Re-Release Date: 10/1/1996
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock
Style: Jazz Fusion
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 046633365727

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Album Description
With the Doors catalog getting updated and Bright Midnight Records releasing tons of unreleased archived material, there's a lot of visibility and interest on the surviving Doors members. This two-on-one CD features on the 73:40 long disc are covers of the Pretenders' 'Tattooed Love Boys' The Four Tops' 'Reach Out I'll Be There', the Rolling Stones 'Street Fighting Man' and a cover of the Doors 'Crystal Ship', on which fellow former Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek and drummer John Densmore assist (the two also guest on several other tracks). Other 11 tracks: 'Her Majesty', 'East End, West End', 'Gavin Leggit', 'Underwater Fall', 'I'm Gonna Tell On You', 'Harlem Nocturne', 'Bag Lady', 'Reggae Funk.
 

CD Reviews

Versions and Robby too
Jinkyu | 05/03/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Robby Krieger's "Versions" is an instrumental recording by him and his various backers of covers and some of the ex-Doors' guitarist's own songs. The song selection is sort of patchwork, but Robby's blended eclectic guitar style paces the way for a fairly consistent wall of sound and cohesiveness for the first ten songs, the original tracks. (The supplemental five songs are distinct, more funky jazz, and pretty uneven.) Thus, the well-done covers of "Tattoed Love Boys," "Reach Out (I'll Be There)," and "Street Fighting Man" manage to blend in together and with the jazz, flamenco, and blues of the rest. Robby's jazzy guitar strokes also do nicely on Eric Gale's catchy, upbeat "East End, West End." Robby's own songs are also strong. "Gavin Leggit" is an interesting piece of fuzz box power combined with good conventional soloing. On "Her Majesty," Robby's melodically elegant guitar work conjures up visual images of smugness and poise, and "Underwater Fall" features Robby's enticing liquid guitar. The best song is The Doors' "Crystal Ship," with jazzy feel but still retaining hints of the original's psychedelia. John Densmore and Ray Manzarek (with melodica) join up to recreate that unique Doors sound, and the famous lovely solo, at once a bit bouncier but ultra smooth in texture. Absolutely gorgeous, and the highlight of a fine CD."
Good background music
D. Smith | edinburgh, scotland | 11/14/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"this is an intersting one, there are no vocals, it is solo guitar really. it works well as background music, with some interesting covers, but it lacks the depth to make it so good in itself. still, interesting to see what the doors guitarist did later in his career"
A style all his own
D. Smith | 06/21/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Robby Krieger is an American Rock original with a style all his own. He is one of the greatest and proves it time and again with his doors recordings and his solo efforts. to bad people dont sit up and take notice they are missing some truley great playing,over 30 years worth. A master guitarest!"