Digital Remaster plus extra songs is worth it
It's Dave! | 03/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had the original pressing of this CD and it was ok. The sound quality was low. I decided to upgrade to the digital remaster since many of my AC/DC, Kiss, and Van Halen CDs sound much better with the remasters. This one gets high marks too. Just listen to the drums on "Who'd King" and "Just Got Back" and you will understand. You can hear so much more percussion. The extra songs are a great blast from the past from CT from this era. The live "Day Tripper" is a must have for any CT fan. Plus the liner notes has comments about each song from Rick, Bun E, and George Martin. Enjoy!"
Cheap Trick - George Martin At The Helm
Steven Sly | Kalamazoo, MI United States | 09/12/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"By the end of the 70's Cheap Trick were on a roll. Their previous two albums had been huge successes and they roared into the 80's with this release with it's leadoff single "Stop This Game". Legendary Beatles producer George Martin was on hand for this one and considering how influenced Cheap Trick has always been by The Beatles this seemed like a perfect marriage. The result was a bit more of a mixed bag, but like most Cheap Trick albums there are some great individual songs to be found here. The album starts out strong with the first three rocking tracks "Stop This Game", "Just Got Back", and "Baby Loves To Rock". The middle of the album features "World's Greatest Lover" and "High Priest Of Rhythmic Noise" two tracks that are more experimental in nature but for the most part work. The last 3rd of the album takes a bit of a downturn save for the amusing "I Love You Honey, But I Hate Your Friends". "All Shook Up" is a slight step down from "Dream Police" which was a slight step down from "Heaven Tonight". The band was on a bit of a slide, but there is still a lot to like about this album. Original bassist Tom Peterson would split the band after this one for several albums."