"…This nomadic anthology captures the pathos of the human condition with originality and verve. Multichannel SACD is an ideal medium for this music. The understated nuances of the various stringed instruments are reproduced with clear acoustics, whether it’s a prominent rhythm guitar, or delicate lute. Tonal quality of the voices is flawless. The depth and texture of the vocals (in particular the ensembles) refine the musical eminence." ~Audiophile Audition
Starting out as the bassist and lead vocalist for English hard rockers Trapeze (which evolved from British soulsters the News) in 1969, Glenn Hughes achieved his greatest fame as the bass player of Deep Purple from 1974 until the group split in 1976. Hughes subsequently reconvened Trapeze (with no records resulting) and issued his solo debut, Play Me Out, in 1978. His next effort, recorded with guitarist Pat Thrall under the name Hughes/Thrall, appeared in 1983, and worked in the supergroup Phenomena in 1985.
Suprisingly I say, because Roxette was in Australia on “Join the joyride!” tour in December 1991. After seeing the tracklist I assume it’s going to be the re-release of “Live-ism” concert from Sydney. This Swedish duo of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle enjoyed worldwide success from the late 1980s until the mid 1990s, earning a multitude of Gold and Platinum awards.
This is no hastily assembled disc to cash in on the late Johnny Copeland's unfortunately early demise, but one of his finest recordings. Whether in the studio or live, Copeland always pours a lot of sweat into his playing and singing. The band is tight behind him, giving him the freedom to soar. From the devastation of "Cut Off My Right Arm" to the joy in Nappy Brown's signature tune "Wella Wella Baby," all of the songs are filled with amazingly good vocals and tasteful guitar fills. This album is a fitting tribute to a man who gave his all to every performance.