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Real to Reel, Vol. 2

TeslaAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (September 25, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Tesla Electric Co
  • ASIN: B000UNMTXS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,012 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The second installment in Tesla's Real to Reel collection features the venerable quintet covering classic songs by the likes of Alice Cooper ("Is It My Body?"), Bachman-Turner Overdrive ("Not Fragile"), and ZZ Top ("Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers"), to the same satisfying results heard on the first RtR. While some of the tracks (Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Saturday Night Special," Black Sabbath's "War Pigs") may feel unnecessary, Telsa triumphs with attitude, accuracy, and an enthusiasm for an unpretentious and bygone era of rock & roll. The most successful stabs come in the form of Monstrose's "Make It Last," Mott the Hoople's "All the Young Dudes," and Bad Company's "Shooting Star," each having hints of faithfulness to the original while bearing Tesla's unique sonic stamp. (Witness Peter Frampton's "Do You Feel like We Do?," which bears a Santana-esque vibe.) In the end, Real to Reel 2 and its predecessor stand as great primers for no frills rock & roll. --Jedd Beaudoin

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Tesla first tested out some of their favorite rock classics with their fans in the summer of 2006 during the Electric Summer Jam tour (the first tour with guitarist Dave Rude, who replaced original guitarist Tommy Skeoch). While UFO's Rock Bottom went down like a storm to a standing, cheering, grandstand crowd of 10,000 in Milwaukee, Black Sabbath's War Pigs engaged 6,000 people in Lansing, Michigan so much that they refused to leave during a torrential rainstorm which lasted throughout the entire two-hour show. After getting such a positive reaction from their fans, the band knew making REAL TO REEL was a logical next step for them. Real To Reel is a collection of songs that inspired us back in the day when we first heard them in the '70s, says singer Jeff Keith. We originally had a large list of songs in mind for the record, and we had a lot of fun picking out the ones that ultimately made it onto the album. Making music is all about feeding off of your inspirations and putting your own touches to it. We feel we've accomplished this to the highest extent.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guitar heaven! September 28, 2007
By grego
Format:Audio CD
Thank-you Tesla for making this great CD available to those of us who couldn't make it to a show during the summer of 2007. I thought Reel 1 was good but this one's even better. That oh-so-satisfying heavy guitar crunch that showed up on Reel 1's "Walk Away," "Day of the Eagle," and "Rock Bottom" shows up again on Reel 2's "Not Fragile," Saturday Night Special," and "War Pigs."

In the same way that Reel 1's "I've Got a Feeling" actually sounded BETTER than the Beatles original, Reel 2's "I Want to Take You Higher" sounds BETTER than Sly's original. If you love the classic Gibson/Marshall guitar tone, then this is your CD. It contains some of the best guitar sounds I've ever heard, and effectively pays tribute to pioneers like Ronnie Montrose, Joe Walsh, Robin Trower, Gary Rossington, Keith Richards, Tony Iommi and Joe Perry.

Reel 1 and Reel 2 are so fun to listen to, that I'm prepared to plunk my money down on volume 3 if the boys are so inclined. In fact, Tesla is going to HAVE to create Reel 3, if only to pay tribute to the Who, Cream and Jimi Hendrix. Oh, I just remembered another song from Reel 1 that is superior to the original: "Hand Me Down World" by the Guess Who. Great stuff. Buy it!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tesla Rocks the Classics October 9, 2007
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Tesla does it again in outstanding fashion. I appreciate the fact that they picked many less obvious songs and made them all their own. Case in point: Montrose's "Make It Last" and BTO's "Not Fragile" both excellent versions that make you appreciate the originals and the tesla-fied versions - they both rock. This cd contains two other gems Frampton's "Do You Feel Like We Do" and Sabbath's "War Pigs". I've never heard anybody cover Frampton's song (and you thought the live version was the final word!) 12 minutes of electric guitar bliss. "War Pigs" contains a wicked guitar break a la Hendrix (in this case..f'in Frank Hannon very underrated guitarist). I've heard many tribute cds and only a select few can make you forget the original version and seek out a newer version. This cd is easily one of the best cover song cds I've ever heard. P.S. Heard them cover "Rock Bottom" and "Do You Feel Like We Do" in '92 and Tesla rocked the house with smokin' versions of both songs. This rocks...BUY IT and support a band that plays out and is not played out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete the Set with Real to Reel 2 November 8, 2007
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I thoroughly enjoyed Real to Reel 1 by Tesla. Had some great covers, both known and unknown. I couldn't wait to get my hands on Real to Reel 2. I don't think it is as good as the first one due to song selection only, but it does contain MY favorite Black Sabbath song: War Pigs. And they do a good job on it. I would honestly give this 4 stars, but I am trying to compensate for "Apetit's" 1 star review (completely Un-appropriate) from Monkeyville USA. What an IDIOT this guy is.

Anyway, if you liked version one you should like version 2. Plus, it gives you the chance to mix and match your personal favorites and burn to one disc.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Job December 20, 2007
Format:Audio CD
The guys from Tesla have done it again. All they have ever done is rock. They never got into all the hair band, glam stuff. They have always been T-shirts and blue jeans hard rockers. The first album is slightly better because of song selections, only because I was not familiar with some of the songs, but the more I listen the better it gets. Once in a while I recognize on the radio some of the original songs they covered on these 2 albums and man what a great job they did covering them. I can honestly say, of all my favorite artists, Tesla has never disappointed me. I love every album and pretty much every song they have ever done.
Keep on making good rock guys and keep it coming.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Glad they released this for all!!! December 8, 2007
Format:Audio CD
The initial plan was to keep Reel 2 as a CD only available to those who went to the concerts, but apparetly popular demand and watching auctions sell these CD's at ridiculous prices, they released it to the public. I'm glad they came to their senses.

Queensryche, Def Leppard, Poison,Ozzy, and Tesla have all released cover albums in the last few years, and this Real to Reel series is the best of all of them. Real 2 highlights are the It's My Body cooper cover,a long with the BTO special "not fragile. Excellent musicianship that we expect from tesla, great guitars. a must have for a tesla fan.
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3.0 out of 5 stars do not spend your money April 16, 2014
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cheap, case made of cardboard the tunes are good. day of the eagle and stealin are great. spend your money somewhere else
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5.0 out of 5 stars long live ROCK N ROLL!! December 16, 2013
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TESLA just KICK'S ASS they do covers just as well as their own! I have seen them and lisend to them since they where CITY KID'S in Sac. CA. at the OASAS.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! August 26, 2013
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This cd is a collection of cover songs done by Tesla. They did an absolute wonderful job with Bad Company's "Shooting Star," amongst other great rock classics!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Tunes
Love when bands do covers of others. Shows how much they respect the other Artist's work! They did a great job! Check it out I think you will like this...

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Published 16 months ago by Big Al
4.0 out of 5 stars Really like it
As a 38yr old, most of these songs are "before my time" in the sense that when they were charting I was either in diapers or had limited musical awareness. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Mark T
5.0 out of 5 stars 2nd Heaven!
Awesome cover album. Great songs on this cd. It's like listening to a classic rock station & they play the songs note for note with a little more energy. Read more
Published on July 7, 2012 by mike
4.0 out of 5 stars Some killer, but some filler too - 3.5 stars
And here we have the second in Tesla's two-volume collection of cover songs. Of all the bands to emerge from the `80s "hair metal" scene (and I'm fully aware that Tesla was never... Read more
Published on July 30, 2011 by Justin G.
5.0 out of 5 stars Tesla Cover Tunes (2 Disk)
If you like Rock Covers or you like Tesla, This is a GREAT set of disks for your collection.
Published on April 6, 2010 by The ROK
5.0 out of 5 stars tesla real to reel 2
this album rocks...tesla your it...who ever rated this album a 1 star does not know about rock n' roll...outstanding cover songs...looking forward for real 2 reel 3.
Published on April 5, 2010 by Daniel V. Hipolito
4.0 out of 5 stars TESLA SOUNDING GOOD
THIS IS A VERY GOOD CD. I THINK IT'S A LITTLE HEAVIER THAN REEL 1. THE SOUND IS GREAT AS THERE ARE VERY FEW OVERDUBS SO IT HAS THAT LIVE FEEL. Read more
Published on February 27, 2009 by Robert D. De Glopper
5.0 out of 5 stars great cd
this cd was well worth the wait, the only drawback is in essence that you have to throw away the case to put it in the case with the first cd, or have 2 cases.
Published on January 28, 2009 by Glenwood R. Hoskin Jr.
4.0 out of 5 stars Covers and more covers
This CD came out at a time when it seemed like everyone in the business was putting out a covers CD. Read more
Published on July 27, 2008 by Chris Kaiser
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you Tesla for making this great CD!!
You do not have to be a Tesla fan to enjoy this album. But if you are, listening becomes that much more enjoyable. Read more
Published on May 7, 2008 by Christopher Moses
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