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Derringer / Sweet Evil [Import, Original recording remastered]

Rick DerringerAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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It seems like Rick Derringer has been on the rock & roll scene forever -- actually, it's only been since 1965, which makes him one of the more enduring veterans of his generation. Derringer's work with his band the McCoys in his midteens, highlighted by the bubblegum anthem "Hang On Sloopy," gave him a claim to low-level rock & roll immortality, and his subsequent ... Read more in Amazon's Rick Derringer Store

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  • Audio CD (November 17, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: 2004
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes on
  • ASIN: B0000DIGL2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,605 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Let Me In
2. You Can Have Me
3. Loosen Up Your Grip
4. Envy
5. Comes A Woman
6. Sailor
7. Beyond The Universe
8. Goodbye Again
9. Don't Stop Loving Me
10. Sittin' By The Pool
11. Keep On Makin' Love
12. One-Eyed Jack
13. Let's Make It
14. Sweet Evil
15. Driving Sideways
16. I Didn't Ask To Be Born

Editorial Reviews

Digitally remastered two albums on a single CD from the former Edgar Winter Group / Mccoys guitarist. The band included Kenny Aaronson (later of HSAS), Vinny Appice and guitarist Danny Johnson. 4 of the songs on "Derringer" were co-written with Cynthia Weil (of Brill Building fame).

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Due Representation- fans will want to get these albums February 20, 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
It's a nice suprise to see these two Derringer band albums released together on one CD by British reissue company BGO records, making this disc a good value. Rick Derringer was the first concert I ever went to, around the time "Derringer" came out, I still remember it as a great concert, Rick was really into it. It's due time that artists like Rick Derringer and Johnny Winter (who also has a BGO disc) have some more of their full albums come out on cd. They were two excellent guitarists. After being in the limelight for awhile with the hit single from 1973's "All American Boy"- "Rock and roll Hoochie Koo", Derringer spent the next few years doing sessions with other bands (Edgar Winter Group and also Steely Dan's "Countdown to ecstacy" and "Katy Lied"). There is some speculation that Steely Dan offered him to stay on, and later wrote "Rikki don't lose that number" about it. 1975 saw the release of another solo album "Spring fever" which I felt was an overall stronger record than All American Boy, but it did'nt sell as well. These 2 Derringer band albums were ones I had on Lp, they rock harder than his previous solo albums but for whatever reasons did not attain the success of All American Boy. There are some weak tunes, but also some of the best Derringer recorded are here- "Loosen up your Grip", "Sitting by the Pool", "sweet evil". "Comes a woman" etc. RD could lay down some riff, anyone who saw him live in his prime knows this. Buy this disc and get ready to rock out.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So THIS is what everybody was talking about! August 22, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I always heard that Rick Derringer rocked. Unfortunately, the first album I ever got by him was All-American Boy, which is absolutely terrible except for Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo and maybe 1-2 other songs. Finally, after 25 years, I decided to take a chance on another of his albums and got this double disc set after seeing a reference to it online. This time I was not disappointed. This cd is full of great guitar and great songs--especially when it gets to the Sweet Evil tracks. I'll be listening to this a lot.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SWEEEEEEEEEET EEEEVIL>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> November 27, 2004
Format:Audio CD
IF you love the great guitarists of the seventies Blackmore ,Page, Montrose, etc. dont miss out on this GEM. SWEET EVIL is the best album from that era that no one has heard about. IT just plain kicks ass.And to get the DERRINGER album with it is just awesome. TRUST ME SWEET EVIL is Rick Derringer best album by far it should be in everyones collection
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All the Above Reviewers Got It Right... May 3, 2005
Format:Audio CD
First off, Rick Derringer is/was one of the most underrated guitar players alive. His passion for the music always comes through, even making some weaker songs strong. Always one to surround himself w/other great musicians, the more they seem to push Rick, the better he is. If you love these LPs, such as I do, you will have to get your paws on Live. I waited forever for this gem to get out, and now it is available. And speaking of Live, try out the Live at the Paradise Theater CD (recorded live in Boston for a radio show, it kicks ass!). Great songs, great performance, and yes again, great friggin' guitar!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ROCK AND ROLL CREATURE May 28, 2011
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Rick Derringer is an all American rock and roll creature with passion and energy to spare. This guy has done an actual ton of stuff--writing, recording, performing, guesting, producing--excellent output. Long career. Lots to like. Derringer, the album, is quite a bit different than the loose feel of his 1973 All American Boy. Tighter, maybe. Starts with Let Me In which sounds radio ready for those days. Sailor and Beyond the Universe are clear standouts. Wish there were more of those. He treads the pedestrian way with some of these tunes, but they are always superbly done and fun. I wouldn't call any of it deep--deep enough for me. On to Sweet Evil. Sitting by the Pool has interesting chording and punctuation happening. One-Eyed Jack all good. Sweet Evil the title tune is time zone good and probably the most distinctive thing here. For some reason I really like Driving Sideways--typical in an atypical way. I Didn't Ask to be Born finishes it off with the funky. As far as critical tests go, this might not stand out--and many are far more critical than I--I find these records full of crunchy, funky, cruising goodness. And perfect for fighting off early onset geezeritis.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars World's best guitarist, best rock song, best CD! August 3, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I agree with Holy Grail and Due. At my first concert, I was introduced to Rick's guitar many years ago when he was still a "wild" man! The dueling guitars of Derringer, Aaronson, and Johnson climaxed by a police siren (played by Rick) in "Sweet Evil" is something you never forget! Derringer's funky "I Didn't Ask to be Born" and "Sittin' by the Pool" show musical imagination far beyond what Rick has ever received credit for, in addition to providing a look into the a very self-assured musician's mind at that time. It would have been a shame if these wonderful songs had not made it into CD form!! I just got the "Blues Delux" CD. For those of you who like the "Stevie Ray" sound, and miss him, but can't get enough of Rick's wonderful voice and pickin', this one's for you! The best Derringer "blues" CD I've heard yet!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome February 5, 2004
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Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I agree with holy grail been waiting a long time to get this on cd I have Sweet evil on album finally its available on disc. A MUST have for the rock guitar enthusiast!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Derringer (The Band) first two studio releases
I had these releases both on vinyl back in the day, so I knew the material and what I was getting. Honestly hard to find studio versions of Beyond the Universe, Sitting by the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Michael Rygiewicz
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic American Rock
I received my hard to find cd in a timely manner - shipped to my mailbox, brand new (although listed as used) for significantly less then what I would have paid in a store ! Read more
Published on December 28, 2011 by Robert G. Kramer
2.0 out of 5 stars great music, lousy transfer to CD
I guess putting two albums on CD is a bit of s stretch for BGO records because the last three songe on Sweet Evil (the second album on this CD) wont play on my CD player nor on my... Read more
Published on July 31, 2011 by Anthony S. Zorn
5.0 out of 5 stars rare gem
Rick Derrenger apexed on this one.... Sweet Evil. This was his zeneth. Of course Rock-n-Roll Coochie Coo is classic and who's going to say anything bad about two of the hardest... Read more
Published on April 8, 2011 by tristen
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the Sheeeeet! Period.
If you ever wondered what it was this is it . Buy it! Derringer at their Finest.See them play when you can!
Published on August 17, 2006 by E. North
3.0 out of 5 stars Long on Ambience,Short On Food
This is one of those hard to write reviews because there are some bona fide hits here,but the CD is also peppered with the mundane. Read more
Published on February 16, 2004 by bill smith
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