November 27, 2003

WHO’S LAKE

THE WHO are still keen on putting together a new album, yet instead of roping in the great Pino Paladino, who helped the band do a tour when John Entwistle died, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey called another veteran, Greg Lake. Big L spent a week recording with the group he always loved, though going on the road with his heroes can’t be as easy. Still, Greg played in Ringo Starr’s ALL STARR BAND, so anything can happen. Having completed the work on a new Townshend’s song “Good Looking Boy”, Lake pays much more attention to the projects of his own. There are three of them.

The first is “From The Underground Volume 2 – Deeper Into The Mine”, a compilation of rarities unearthed in the artist’s own archives, including live ELP tracks, cuts designed for KING CRIMSON, for Greg’s solo albums, for RIDE THE TIGER, a project Lake had with Geoff Downes, and for EMERSON, LAKE & POWELL record. The latter band is a subject of two other releases,“Emerson Lake & Powell – Live In Concert” and “The Sprocket Sessions”, which collects Greg Lake, Keith Emerson and Cozy Powell rehearsal tapes.

SOME MORE SHADES

There seems to be no end to DEEP PURPLE‘s live recordings, which is quite easy to explain: there’s only a handful of bands who סan go improvising to the infinite length without losing the edge and still rocking. That’s why Purple Records imprint, Sonic Zoom, that’s putting out the group’s ‘official bootlegs’, has compiled a bunch of one-off gems to release it as “New, Live & Rare”. Don’t mistake it for classic Japanese collection bearing the same title, that’s why, in the Land of the Rising Sun, it’ll be out labelled as “New, Live & Rare 2”.

1. Wring That Neck (Amsterdam, August 1969)
2. Child In Time (July 1970)
3. Black Night (recording for TV, 1970)
4. Strange Kind Of Woman (Long Beach Arena, 1971)
5. Into The Fire (Germany, 1971)
6. Demon’s Eye (Germany, 1971)
bonus tracks:
7. Wring That Neck (edit, Belgium, August 1969)
8. Mandrake Root (edit, Belgium, August 1969)

BENDING THE BAND

Jools Holland is an institution now, but one nobody will want to rebel against, as the musician-cum-TV presenter is clearly on a mission to show the audience what does a good taste in music mean. First two albums in his “Small World Big Band” series were ripe with superstars’ contributions, and the third title in the line, “Friends 3 – Jack O The Green”, is no exclusion to the rule, the obvious diference being the bluesiness of the record. Which is not bad – but why the “green” in the title? Ah, a must anyway.

1. She Suits Me To A Tee – Buddy Guy
2. Misfit – Terri Walker
3. You Really Got A Hold On Me –
Smokey Robinson
4. I Think It’s Going To Rain Today –
David Gray
5. Message To My Son –
Solomon Burke & Eric Clapton
6. Just To Be Home With You –
Shane Mcgowan
7. Play It Sam – Steve Earle
8. Kiss Of Love –
Nick Cave & Sam Brown
9. I Told The Truth – Paul Rodgers
10. Please Can I Talk – SUGABABES
11. Boys – Ringo Starr
12. When I Get Home – Ruby Turner
13. Enjoy Yourself – Prince Buster
14. Sweet If You Like – Eliza Carthy
15. Cry Myself To Sleep –
Michael McDonald feat. Candy Dulfer
16. Shutting The Doors – Kirsty Maccoll
17. Washing The Water – Peter Gabriel
18. Jack O The Green – Suggs
19. Ooh La La – Ronnie Wood
20. Mabel –
Solomon Burke & Eric Clapton
21. I’ll Be Seeing You – Jimmy Scott

OF THEIR ELABORATE PLANS

THE DOORS stage performances are the opposite to easy listening. Still, the band could be great when on form, which any of the official recordings failed to catch. More so, there’s no sign of humor that certainly belonged to their music. That was quite the reason for the group’s guitarist, Robby Krieger, to start sifting through the bootleg tapes and cherry-pick the most exciting stuff: on-stage jokes, Jimbo’s madful incantations and the cream of the ensemble’s repertoire sprinkled with songs very rarely played live. Hence the title of the 4CD-box, “Boot Yer Butt”. Uninitiated, keep off!

Disc One:

1. Bootlegger’s Chat (1968)
2. Announcer Intro (1967)
3. Moonlight Drive (1967)
4. Back Door Man (1967)
5. Break On Through (1967)
6. Light My Fire (1967)
7. People Are Strange (1967)
8. Alabama Song (1967)
9. Close To You (1967)
10. I’m A Man (1967)
11. Love Me Two Times (1968)
12. Soul Kitchen (1968)
13. The Wasp / Hello, I Love You (1968)
14. Money (1968)
15. When The Music’s Over (1968)

Disc Two:

1. Never Before In Public (1968)
2. Wild Child (1968)
3. Gonna Have A Real Good Time (1968)
4. Spanish Caravan (1968)
5. Five To One (1968)
6. The Unknown Soldier (1968)
7. Vince Treanor’s Announcement (1968)
8. Break On Through (1968)
9. Little Red Rooster (1968)
10. Wild Child (1968)
11. Love Me Two Times (1968)
12. Touch Me (1968)
13. Celebration Of The Lizard (1968)
14. The Soft Parade (1969)
15. Tell All The People (1969)
16. Who Scared You? (1969)
17. Does Anyone Have A Cigarette? (1969)

Disc Three:

1. Back Door Man (1969)
2. Five To One (1969)
3. Forget This Is The Square Garden (1969)
4. Hitler Poem (1969)
5. I’m Talkin’ About Having A Good Time (1969)
6. No Limits, No Laws (1969)
7. The Crystal Ship (1969)
8. Carol (1970)
9. Rock Me (1970)
10. The Spy (1970)
11. Is There Any Left (1970)
12. Blue Sunday (1970)
13. Petition The Lord With Prayer / Maggie M’Gill (1970)
14. Will The Circle Be Unbroken (1970)
15. Roadhouse Blues (1970)
16. Peace Frog (1970)
17. Mystery Train (1970)

Disc Four:

1. Light My Fire (1970)
2. Love Her Madly (1970)
3. Ship Of Fools (1970)
4. The Changeling (1970)
5. L.A. Woman (1970)
6. The End (1968)
7. Announcer Outro (1968)

November 27, 2003

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