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Lions Share/Jack the Toad
2007 pairing of two of Savoy Brown's classic releases digitally remastered and housed in a slipcase. Lion's Share (1972) features Dave Walker on vocals, returning to the band after briefly leaving to join Fleetwood Mac (Pe... more »
2007 pairing of two of Savoy Brown's classic releases digitally remastered and housed in a slipcase. Lion's Share (1972) features Dave Walker on vocals, returning to the band after briefly leaving to join Fleetwood Mac (Penguin). 1973's Jack The Toad features veteran rock'n'roller Jackie Lynton on vocals and a change of producer in Barry Murray. BGO.
Best and Worst of Savoy Brown
Michael Freeman | Chicago | 06/17/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, so Lion's Share isn't the best Savoy Brown album. But it's damn close and is one of the three least known. (Along with Live at the Record Plant 1975 and Boogie Brothers) It's a very even album with 4 outstanding cuts: rockers; Shot in The Head, Second Try and Wolf's Howling For My Darling and the pain filled Love Me Please.
Jack The Toad suffers from weak singing by Jackie Linton and mediocre songwriting. Buying the 2 together, I believe is the cheapest way to get Lion's Share."
A Good One, A Bad One
G. Griffin | Alexandria, Va. | 10/31/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These 2 Lp's are a good example of what's right and wrong with SB. Lion's Share is the last gasp of their classic Mark II lineup. "Second Try" and "Denim Demon" rank among their greatest songs. The playing is tight and loose at the same time. Then Dave Walker left and the band got Jackie Lynton, one of the worst moves of their entire career. (He must have worked cheap) Not only were his vocals weak, the songs he contributed were bad. Kim Simmonds probably should have quit for a while, but he got pulled back in by his brother/manager for the Boogie Brothers period. That review will follow shortly. Meanwhile, Lions Share is definitely worth buying in this configuration. BGO is to be commended for their policy of banding two Lp's together and not choosing one big seller and on poor one......."