Good songs, good playing, but something ain't right...
$5 Dimes | Ohio USA | 07/10/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The only official All album (released in 1989) gives the fans a small idea of what All sounded like during the Scott Reynolds era. Scott does a killer job doing the Smalley era songs and the Allroy's Revenge songs as well. The musicianship is flawless. And the song selection is okay (except for Copping Z....never liked it, never will). The thing is, they compressed the mix way too much, to the point where it doesn't sound live. Bill's drums are punchy but too synthetic sounding (like there's no snare wire on his snare drum). The guitar and bass are flat in in the mix, and Scott's vocals seem to flow in and out. I can't complain too much though, since for a new fan who might already have the s/t best of CD or Allroy's Revenge, this is a place to get caught up on more obscure All stuff. Dan Armstrong guitars rock, and allow nothing to deter you in your quest for ALL."