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Live/Tales of the Unexpected/What's Next
Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush
Live/Tales of the Unexpected/What's Next
Genres: Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #2

Digitally remastered two CD set that contains a trio of albums from the Hard Rock guitarist and his Hard Rock trio Mahogany Rush: Mahogany Rush Live, Tales Of The Unexpected and What's Next. The power trio recorded these a...  more »

     
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All Artists: Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush
Title: Live/Tales of the Unexpected/What's Next
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Beat Goes On
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 10/6/2009
Album Type: Import
Genres: Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), Arena Rock
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 5017261208941

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Album Description
Digitally remastered two CD set that contains a trio of albums from the Hard Rock guitarist and his Hard Rock trio Mahogany Rush: Mahogany Rush Live, Tales Of The Unexpected and What's Next. The power trio recorded these albums in the late 1970s, all of which made the US Top 200. BGO. 2009.
 

CD Reviews

Affirmation
Nels D. Peterson | Los Angeles | 04/20/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"another reviewer hit it perfectly, the sound quality is an improvement on the original lp's, better bass and the highs are tamed, a pleasant surprise for a BGO product,
the remastering is usually on the polite side, but these three recordings benefit from the more aggressive bass! I've been tolerating a copy of What's Next which had been transferred from lp, essential music but just bearable because of the ticks, pops, groove noise, and lid slamming, etc. This recording alone would be a prize, but in this set, you get three lp's on two discs, and Live and Tales of the Unexpected are better than I remembered! Don't deliberate on this one, it's a no-brainer
purchase!"
Prime mahogany
Brent N. Humphrey | NW OH | 02/12/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Frank is truly an understated blues rock player, very smooth and timely in his playing.A must for anybody who likes Leslie West or Travers or Trower."
Smoking!
Mr Peabody | 3rd house on the left | 11/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Soon after it's original release I bought the LP of What's Next back when I was in high school. Later I picked up Live and a few others. I have been waiting years to find them on CD. When I found this set that offered no less than 3 albums for the price of one I couldn't place the order fast enough. Overall the remastering and transfer to CD is excellent. There's only so much you can do with live material but even that isn't bad. The original LP of What's Next had a unique production sound to it and I was wondering how that would translate to CD. On all the tracks the bass was punched up and the highs tamed to give a nicely balanced sound from what I was used to on the original album. The CD is an actual improvement in sound quality.

Frank Marino is a guitar hero who in my opinion never got his just recognition. To back that type of talent Mahogany Rush are incredible as well. Any one who has ever heard Something's Coming Our Way knows what I'm talking about. Just one of the most blistering Rock-n-Roll tracks ever cut. Marino's playing brings to mind traces of Jimi Hendricks, Robin Trower and the intensity of Ted Nugent. Yeah... it's a monster. Any R&R fan into guitar needs this set. What's Next is a blazing album from beginning to end with my personal favs being Somethings Coming Our Way and Loved By You. Live features one of the greatest covers of Johnny B Good since Chuck laid it down. Johnny Winter covers it good too but Mahogany Rush edges top place in my book. Also, in the set is a cover of Purple Haze that isn't bad. The title track of Tales Of The Unexpected, an instrumental, shows Marino's talent and that he can be versatile with his playing. The band's interesting cover of the Beatles, Norwegian Wood, along with their own track Sister Change shows that as well. It seems in today's modern Rock that the lead guitar solo for the most part has given way to power chords so even the younger generation may find this set an ear opening and inspiring experience. We don't have the double kick drum, thrashing or crunching guitar, no whining vocals, or growling as far as that goes, here, but what you do get is straight up, Rock hard, good time, full frontal assault that is as good as it gets.

To sum up; you have excellent musical content, an excellent value, so get yours today and have a most excellent time."