Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Follow-up to the highly successful 'Valentine' compilation. Previously unreleased live performances from the German Bea tclub Workshops of the mid-seventies. Tracks include, 'Out Of The Blue' (1975), 'Psalm' (1974), 'A Har... more »
Follow-up to the highly successful 'Valentine' compilation. Previously unreleased live performances from the German Bea tclub Workshops of the mid-seventies. Tracks include, 'Out Of The Blue' (1975), 'Psalm' (1974), 'A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall' (1975), 'If It Takes All Night' (1975) and 'Editions Of You' (1973). Standard jewel case. 2001 release.
When they were young...
Arye Mirovski | Haifa Israel | 07/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Roxy Music was at its best in the years 1972-5, when they released 5 great albums. Then, they broke up for the first time and came back together in 1978 for the album "Manifesto", that caused great dissapointment to the band fans. "Manifesto" started a new era of the band, that did'nt look back, and made something else, that in my opinion is nothing but great and clean productions of a weak, boring, and uninspired material. Fans like me, who felt unsatisfied from the new Roxy Music, started to look for bootlegs of live performances during the fruitfull years of 1972-75. One leagal album "Viva!" was released, but it was'nt enough. So it was a pleasent surprise to find the 2 CD's -"Valentine" and "Vintage" - that bring us rare recordings of the band, from the good years, that were taken from the German TV show "Musikladen" (made by Radio Bremen), and not only this - if you put them on your CD ROM you can watch the show! Also, the 2 CD's have nice booklets. This is why the prices are high. This is also why they sound more like a very good bootleg. All i can do is "bravo" NMC, for making such a good work. Suddenly you can see Ferry, Manzanera, McKay, Thompson, Jobson, Eno and even John Wetton almost 30 years ago. Right, "Hard rains gonna fall" is Ferry solo plus a playback, that starts from the middle of the song, but i can live with it. "Psalm" and "If it takes all night" are for the first time on a legal live album, and i enjoy every minute of them. Still i don't understand, why the company did'nt make "Valentine" and "Vintage" one dbl. CD album. After all, the 2 CD's bring us songs from the same shows (for example - "Editions of you" from "Vintage" came originaly after "Do the Strand" from "Valentine), and even the pictures on the covers are 2 parts of the same photograph."