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Positive Vibrations
Ten Years After
Positive Vibrations
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1


CD Details

All Artists: Ten Years After
Title: Positive Vibrations
Members Wishing: 9
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bgo
Release Date: 3/15/2004
Album Type: Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Blues Rock, British Invasion
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 5017261206176, 094632157348, 766487218344

CD Reviews

Thomas D. Christianson | Ashland, WI United States | 09/10/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

and IT'S GETTING HARDER are all stand outs in the great tradition
of earlier TEN YEARS AFTER releases. But the band had set the bar
so high by the time of this set that it was close to impossible
to reach on a consistent basis. The remaining four songs are not
quite up to the standards these guys had set for themselves,
which is not to say they are bad songs. If they had been recorded
by any other band of the time, they may very well have been
considered album highlights.
Yes, the band was getting tired by '74 {and tired of eachother}.
Even so, they come through hard enough on this release for it
to be considered a rock classic and an essential entry into any
serious rock collection.
POSITIVE VIBRATIONS? The title almost invokes visions of a
softer, gentler TEN YEARS AFTER, but make no mistake, this c.d.
Thanks, and keep rockin' to the classics.
Tom" me
E. A. Ritland | St. Paul, MN USA | 06/27/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"When I was a kid (this was in the early 90s) I was something of a classic rock junkie. My Dad gave me all his old records and I was in hog heaven. I'd spend my $5 allowance per week on 50 cent albums at thrift stores and used book stores. I loved the Beatles especially but would even buy albums by Journey, Bob Seger, The Eagles, and others if they were cheap enough. I liked them well enough but they were cheap and, more importantly, MUSIC, so I loved it.

My Dad had Positive Vibrations in his library and I found it when I was young. This is not their most popular release, but I'm very glad my Dad had it (he became a fan of the band after their awesome performance at Woodstock and their hit A Space In Time album). I used to pretend that I had a radio station back then and I'd pick a few choice cuts to put in regular rotation. My favorite on this one was the title cut. The lyrics, in retrospect, are kind of lame, but the chord progression and melody are classic, just totally fantastic. I wonder if Positive Vibrations is a play on Good Vibrations...

My other favorite cut on this album was Look Into My Life, which features better lyrics and a great riff that is expounded upon very well by the insanely well done drums. Another good melody on this one, as well. Look Me Straight Into The Eyes is another highlight, featuring the band in very tight form and another driving melody.

The rest of the album is pretty good as well, comprised of 50s rock throwback sounding songs (even a great Little Richard cover) and pretty straightforward Ten Years After sounding 70s blues/rock.

I could see how some would say that TYA had run out of steam by this album, as certain parts sound like they're coasting. But that is the view of the jaded music critic; the less cynical music fan will most likely find it enjoyable and worth the money - especially if you can find it in the 50 cent bin at the thrift store!"
BGO remastering for Positive Vibrations
Pastor Disaster | San Diego, CA | 11/21/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Definitely a superior sound. Great hearing these classic TYA tracks come alive. Hit 'I Wanted to Boogie' and crank up the volume. You'll hear keyboards & cowbell percussion not noticeable on the American Chrysalis release. Enjoy."