In this first complete survey of the Boccherini symphonies, Johannes Goritzki's achievement is remarkable. Himself a cellist, he shows a natural feeling for Boccherini's special combination of galant and classical styles, revealing the music's strengths rather than its weaknesses, making the most of its colour and revelling in its fecundity of invention and easy tunefulness. The playing - on modern instruments - of the German Chamber Academany Orchestra of Neuss is alert, polished and warmhearted, besides showing a nice feeling for Boccherini's delicate Andantinos, which are never sentimentalized. The recording is excellently balanced and has plenty of life and bloom (Penguin Guide To Compact Discs)
Nicholas Simper is an English bass guitarist, who was a co-founding member of Deep Purple and Warhorse. In the 1960s he began his professional career in bands such as Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, The Flower Pot Men, and Lord Sutch's Savages…
Blessed with their first full-fledged hit album, ZZ Top followed it up with Fandango!, a record split between a side of live tracks and a side of new studio cuts. In a way, this might have made sense, since they were a kick-ass live band, and they do sound good here, but it's hard not to see this as a bit of a wasted opportunity in retrospect.
When a group of gold prospectors decide to take the beautiful women of pleasure of the Fandango Saloon away from a lecherous gang of outlaws, the ornery crooks don't take it so easily. Shootings and kidnappings ensue, with the gals and good guys battling against the nasty criminals.
Fandango is the director of a traveling circus. He has with him a handful of artists who must stick together to survive. But there prevails a clear conflict between the director and artists. We meet the old clown Papa, Tove, and youngster Jannik, who is a good impersonator and a thief.