Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Celebration: Live at Big Sur
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
A remarkable collection of folk & rock musicians recorded live at the Big Sur Festival in 1970. Featuring Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Country Joe McDonald, Linda Ronstadt, the Beach Boys & Merry Clayton. 11 rare live tr... more »
A remarkable collection of folk & rock musicians recorded live at the Big Sur Festival in 1970. Featuring Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Country Joe McDonald, Linda Ronstadt, the Beach Boys & Merry Clayton. 11 rare live tracks. Remastered & repackaged with rare photos. 2000 release. Standard jewel case.
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Less than I expected.
Timothy P. Scanlon | Hyattsville, MDUSA | 09/27/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"All right, it's partially my fault. I was listening to Beach Boys, was very much in a Beach Boys mood, saw this on Amazon.com, and purchased it, assuming "Beach Boys, et al," not "et al with one Beach Boys tune."Sorry to you folk fans, but I'm not into Joan Baez all that much. And I'm not so nostalgically inclined--and have been to Big Sur only once--so there's limited appeal to me. Joan's got a great voice, though I got sick of "Dixie" a long time ago; Linda Rondstadt sounds almost out of Nashville; and Kristofferson's tunes made my colleagues ask me when I was going to the truckstop for dinner. Country Joe and Merry Clayton. Yeah, if I must.Were I folk or folk/rock fan, I'd probably doing cartwheels. In that sense, "Wouldn't It Be Nice" by the Beach Boys is out of place on the album--like, say, Dylan doing a guest appearance on Lawrence Welk.For those who are fans of that genre, you'll probably program your CD players to slide by the Boys.Oh, well. I'll give it to my wife, who'll listen to Joan over and over..."
Long Time Ago
John E. Beland | 03/29/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Thats me playing guitar on the Ronstadt cuts. I was part of her band Swampwater. It was friggin freezing out when we recorded that performance at night, right off the Pacific Ocean. As a result we were all out of tune...but all in all a great performance by Linda and everyone else. And to the guy above who says we sounded like we were "out of Nashville", Ill have him know that we were fresh from Hollywood Cal. Shows what an expert HE is.
I was right by the side of the Beach Boys when they played. They had extra musicians backstage playing with them. Still, they were very good.
It was a fun concert to be in. We had even more fun back at the hotel. Ahhh, fun times. This CD is a good snapshot of the day.
George O'Hara-Smith | 03/01/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Mostly first-rate performances, particularly for fans of Joan Baez and the other artists, but the real highlight of the original LP was Taj Mahal's great performances of "Corinna" and especially "Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own," both of which are inexplicably excluded from this reissue."