Nice to hear this music from an old favorite band. Especially singing about and naming the album for an area where family calls home. I bought this cd in addition to Champagen Jam. I own Champagne Jam on vinyl originally on 8 track and it's always been one of my favorites. Great party music I've listened to this twice now, and have a hard time believing that three members of the same group on Champagne Jam are on this It's as if the original ARS sold their instruments, and these are the guys that bought them.
It's like - well Lawrence Welk would be extreme, but you get the idea. This is slow, pokey, lounge music. Save your money. Arrived as expected. I absolutely LOVE this recording I had never heard of this release, and actually found it by accident See all reviews. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Back to top. Labels: Riot City Records. Dischord Records: the first Labels: Dischord Records.
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Personally the first disc is very good but the second disc is a masterpiece. Additionally, unlike some of his recordings, the "vocalizing " never intrudes on the task at hand. All of the solos, while economical, are fully developed, lyrical and often evocative. There is a playful, funky and meditative side to Jarrett on this recording that I have not heard in many years. I found several selections on disc 2 to be simply mesmerizing. It is obvious that the audience thought so too.
Ultimately, music at his best, always accomplishes this. To that end Mr. Jarrett has succeeded. This 2-disc album of Keith Jarrett in solo improvisations performed before an audience in Rio seems appropriate to the musical spirit of this vibrant city. Indeed, the recordings are his best solo studies in decades, and we are delighted that he has regained the lyricism and joy of earlier times. One new distinction over recent albums is the happy near absence of the random din of keys at the beginning as he vamped for inspiration from some cluster of notes.
Instead, he plunges in directly and allows the adventure to dictate the course. The first track, for instance, is full of jagged kinetic energy and closes with a touch of playful wit. This is followed by a slow thoughtful melancholia. The third track is strong in traditional jazz form whose several themes give the etude romance and cheer. Part IV, an urbane ballad in mood and development, is a 4-minute gem.
The next piece propels forward as a lively soul anthem. The last track on the minute first disc has a flavor of Spain, a bolero with tinges of flamenco and the bullring. The second disc of 51 minutes consists of 9 tracks, which also vary in style. It opens with a very romantic ballad. Part VIII is another song, this one allegro and joyful. It is like IQ and Marillion compared to classic Genesis.
The music on La Terra dei Grandi Occhi is a blend of harder prog rock, mid tempo songs and ballads. Typical Italian Progressive Rock, in other words. The quality of the songs is great throughout. The best songs on an album without any weak tracks is the ballad Avalon and the rather complex title track. The album is spiced up with interesting details throughout and never becomes boring.
In short; La Terra dei Grandi Occhi is a feast for all Italian prog rock lovers and an excellent album. Review by Mellotron Storm Prog Reviewer. The tempo picks up then mellotron rolls in as it settles again. It kicks in again quickly. Nice guitar before 5 minutes. Vocals and mellotron follow. It settles before 12 minutes. Flute and piano a minute later.
Vocals are back 15 minutes in. Violin, drums and vocals before 3 minutes. Mellotron follows and the bass becomes prominant. Violin again late. Bass, drums, violin and mellotron all eventually join in. Flute joins in then drums. Vocals come in as it settles a minute later with piano and flute.
Themes are repeated. I like the flute after 15 minutes. A good album but a far cry from their debut. Vocals before a minute then the organ becomes prominant. The guitar before 2 minutes and later at 4 minutes sounds great. Vocals after a minute as it settles some. The organ and drums continue to impress. The tempo continues to shift. Reserved vocals a minute in. The mellotron is back. Vocals and piano a minute later. Guitar and mellotron end it. Good song.
Vocals eventually join in. Thus wrapping up the whole story? This was my album of the year in It never left my cd player for months and months. I can appreciate why some people claimed it was a difficult listen, but I got it straight away. The singles were irresistible too, which made it a mystery to me why the album bombed. Totally totally agree. Minor gripe — the Dead Flower Reject album is missing seven pretty songs. Ahh those halcyon days of dial up modems and the Mansun fan board….
There are some gems on the that album along with the B sides on the singles of the period. A landmark britpop adventure….
I truly wish I was….. Regards, Brian Eno. To all intents and purposes, this was my intro to prog. So it took me a bit to appreciate it.
About a week. So much better than OK Computer. So, so much better. I hope that, in the details to be revealed, it also includes the excellent 10th anniversary webchat the Paul Draper did — and possibly on the DVD, the closing show of the Six tour.
We know it was filmed…. Quality music, quality product, quality price. Ah wonderful. I keep meaning to pick up that version of AOTGL: the b-sides disc is pretty much a must for me on a deluxe edition, basically a bonus album. And yes, just to echo everybody else, Six is an astonishing album that, despite its growing cult status, is still far too under-appreciated.
Those albums are like twins to me, progressive, punky, totally way-out, eccentric and cranky. Fernando your enthusiasm made me want to listen to this album again! Strangely this album was messed up by the record company in North America at the time of release: they removed two tracks, resequenced the song order and change the cover!! Now this is a great reissue, those b sides are superb, and the four singles from this album were brilliant.
About time for a package like this, thank you Paul! And will the DVD be region-free? Great, I appreciate the info, and thank you!STEP LP Combat 84 Orders Of The Day (Vinyl, Album) STEP LP Combat 84 Charge of the 7th Cavalry (Vinyl, Album) STEP LP Condemned 84 Live And Loud (Vinyl, RE) STEP LP Close Shave Oi Kinnock STEP LP Oi Polloi Unite And Win (LP) STEP LP Section 5 Rejected (Vinyl, Album)