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Welcome to the Real World
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Previously unreleased 1992 reunion show featuring nine tracks, including both classics & then new material. The line-up here is Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Dave Holland (Judas Priest), Mel Galley (Whitesnake) and Geoff ... more »
Previously unreleased 1992 reunion show featuring nine tracks, including both classics & then new material. The line-up here is Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Dave Holland (Judas Priest), Mel Galley (Whitesnake) and Geoff Downes (Asia, Buggles). The gig is from The Borderline in London on May 16th, 1992. 1998 Purple Records release. The full title is 'Welcome To The Real World - Live 1992'. Purple Records.
WITH THE GREATEST OF EASE...TRAPEZE FLYIN' HIGH ONCE AGAIN
cd-heaven | ROCK CITY | 08/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Holy frickin' smokes, this is one incredible one-off "reunion" shows specially recorded. Glenn Hughes, Mel Galley and Dave Holland are in fine, funk if not rockin' form. Accompanied by Asia's Geoff Downes of keyboards, Trapeze fly high from the start. All of their well known songs are here, plus two additional ones, Homeland and Welcome to the Real World. The 2 newer ones are also featured on Glenn Hughes/Geoff Downes "The Work Tapes" CD, which released in 1991 was a collection of studio quality demos. The 2 vary much, as Trapeze perform them with actual drums and guitar that make them very good songs while on the Work Tapes they came across as light pop music. Aside from that though, this concert demonstrates the powerfulness behind Glenn Hughes voice. Anyone who was BLOWN away by his own Burning Japan Live CD in 1994 and even on the Tommy Bolin 1997 tribute release will be tickled to death to hear him on this, he is absolutly astonishing! This is the closet he comes to sounding like the voice he had in the 70's, shattering glass once again. Mel Galley and Dave Holland also shine on this. Mel's guitar playing is still good, even after years of hand problems, you'd never know it here. He even gets in a vocal shot on Midnight Flyer, giving Hughes a break in the action. Dave Holland, who drummed for the Mighty Priest almost the entire 80's , get's down and dirty on this. Him and Hughes lock in some of the tightest and nastiest funk rhythms ever heard. Geoff Downes, the unoffical Trapeze member is around. He safely stays low throughout the entire show except for the new songs and getting into the extended jams here and there. I thought at first it'd be a bit annoying heringa keyboard in the funk sound but i was surprised just how little i heard after listening. Fans of Hughes, funk, rock, soul music should get this. Fans of Purple, Whitesnake, and Priest, this is an acquired tatse, but a delicious one at that!"
Ragged but righteous....3 old mates together again!
William J Redford | Indianapolis, IN United States | 08/13/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In 1991,after not having performed together for 15 years,Mel Galley,Dave Holland and Glenn Hughes reunited for several shows in the U.K. Asia keyboardist Geoff Downes guested with the trio for several of those dates and recorded this performance at the Boderline on May 16,1992. Hughes had recorded an album the previous year that was never released;two of those songs,"Homeland" and "Welcome To The Real World" are performed here. All the Trapeze chestnuts are here of course,and Mel Galley steps to the mike to sing "Midnight Flyer". Hughes is in fine voice and he and drummer Dave Holland lock together as if they had never been away ! With almost no rehearsal time and the hassle of lining up places to play,the groups playing is rough and sometimes a bit sloppy (the show was recorded with no intent of releasing it officially!) At times,Mel Galley really struggles;he suffered nerve damage in his left arm after fracturing it in 1984 and contracting a virus.Initially he was told that he would never play guitar again. But persevere he did,and it is the spirit and not the letter of the performance that makes this a worthwhile purchase. With Glenn Hughes'solo career in high gear now,such a reunion may never happen again. Here is a souvenier of that night,enjoy it in the spirit that it is intended...three old friends making a joyous noise!"
M. D. Fonseca | Thunder | 01/17/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This lvie performance by Trapeze bristles with energy!The great point here, for me, is to be able to hear Dave Holland's drumming, proving how good he really is, freed from the somewhat "mechanical" playing he was forced to play in Judas Priest.Also, Glenn Hughes is singing like never, and the sound production is perfect (it's hard to believe there are no studio overdubs here...)I recoomend it."