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Takin It to the Streets [Hybrid SACD - DSD]

Doobie BrothersAudio CD
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Great songs never fade away. They are continually rediscovered by new generations of music lovers. For more than four decades, The Doobie Brothers have delivered some of the most timeless songs in America’s musical lexicon. On Southbound, they revive those classic hits with a cadre of enthusiastic Doobie fans who happen to be some of country music’s biggest stars.
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  • Audio CD (June 1, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Hybrid SACD - DSD
  • Label: Mobile Fidelity Koch
  • ASIN: B003IMEREC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,439 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Wheels of Fortune
2. Takin' It to the Streets
3. 8th Avenue Shuffle
4. Losin' End
5. Rio
6. For Someone Special
7. It Keeps You Runnin'
8. Turn It Loose
9. Carry Me Away

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Mobile Fidelity gold Disc SACD pressing of the 1976 album from the American rockers. Takin' It To The Streets marks a high point in the Doobie Brothers' career. Benefiting from the breakup of Steely Dan's core band, the California group's mellowed-out 1976 album is heavily influenced by the key contributions of former Dan members Jeff Baxter and Jeff McDonald. The latter are responsible for an increase in soulful melodies and Latin-fused rhythms, which help make Takin' It To The Streets among the era's most enjoyable recordings. Mobile Fidelity's hybrid stereo SACD captures the nuances of the splendid guitar interplay, brassiness of the Memphis Horns section, and opens up a dynamic gateway to the high frequencies.

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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A stuttering start but class shows through. Buy It! July 29, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I'm not going to go over the same ground as the other reviewers... Gavin Wilson's notes for this album are pretty accurate so you may want to read this first. I'd just like to take up a couple of point he makes which are not accurate for all you history buffs out there. At the end I give you my opinion of the album if you just want to skip down to that.

QUOTE "McDonald needed a vehicle to establish himself before going on to a solo career"

This statement is misleading in that it suggests that Mike only joined the Doobie Brothers to further his solo career - at the time in '73/'74 Mike McDonald would have needed a crystal ball to have had this in mind. He joined the Doobies because he was asked by Pat Simmons over the telephone and he was not just 'using the band' as a stepping stone to a solo gig. Mike had been gigging around the West Coast for a couple of years - most notably with Steely Dan (which was on/off as anyone who knows Dan will understand - they went through more musicians that I've had hot dinners... approx' 52 on Aja alone!). At the time he had had an abortive solo album released through a producer friend Rick Jarrard and he was living in a garage apartment surviving on oatmeal. He had pretty much given up on the idea of a solo career and was really looking for work as a session musician. Jeff Baxter, another Dan session man recommended him to Pat and that was that.

The whole idea of Mike going solo didn't come until the Doobies fell apart around 79/80 and then it was out of necessity... it was either a solo gig or go look for more session work. Mike's never planned anything in his life.. and he still believes to this day in syncronicity - fate leading him forward.
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars West Coast rock/soul trauma March 20, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I remember the shock that many of us felt when we first heard this album previewed on FM radio back in 1976. It bombed so badly in the UK that the follow-up, LIVIN ON THE FAULT LINE, was never released here on LP. There are few traumas in the history of rock music which have led to a band re-inventing itself so successfully.
The cause was Tom Johnston's departure, a possibility which had been foreseen with the recruitment of third guitarist Jeff Baxter. But Baxter was neither a vocalist nor a volume songwriter. When Johnston finally left, the band was thrown into upheaval. None of them seemed to have a solo career ahead of them, so they had to stick together. But only one track was in the can -- 'Turn It Loose', a leftover from the wonderful STAMPEDE period that hadn't made it onto the album. However much the band's manager might want to thrust Simmons as the band's new leader -- that's why his photo is on the front of this album -- it seems that he needed a co-leader to bring out the best of his glorious writing, singing and guitar playing.
It might have seemed strange to their fans but the Doobies could have continued with much the same sound if they had picked Maria Muldaur, who had sung on a number of their earlier albums, as their new lead singer. Bonnie Raitt would also have enabled them to continue with their blend of West Coast and Southern boogie. Instead they chose someone who had never worked with the Doobies before. But he had a wonderful voice and he had worked on the classic Steely Dan album KATY LIED. It turned out that he also had a gift for composition too, as exemplified on 'Losin' End' and the stand-out track 'It Keeps You Runnin''.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best (non greatest hits) Doobie Brothers Album December 31, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I am a huge fan of the Doobie Brothers, I like every album they ever made (some more than others, some less), but this is definitely their best one. The first track is pretty good jazz/rock. The next is the classic title track. The third track is the only one I'm not crazy about. All the rest of the tunes have great melodies, great group sound, a variety of moods, yet cohesive as a whole. Turn it Loose and It Keeps You Runnin' (which used to be KRTH's backup song to their ads) are my favorites from side 2 but "It's All Good." Do yourself a favor and buy this CD!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Lately Mobile Fidelity has been hitting a lot of home runs with their releases and this remaster of "Takin' It To the Streets" is no exception. Sharp, well defined with great dynamic range and a warm analog sound, this dual layer (CD Redbook layer and SACD layer for higher definition playback)remaster proves that Mofi hasn't lost any of their magic. How does this compare to the original CD edition mastered by Lee Herschberg? That one still sounds quite nice but the sound stage, depth, detail and warmth of this version beats it.

From the opening notes of "Wheel of Fortune" to the closing notes of "Carry Me Away" this was very much a transitional album for the band in terms of their sound; Tom Johnston was easing back on his contribution to the band after a major illness and Michael McDonald a session player who had performed with Steely Dan stepped in to fill Johnston's shoes. McDonald's warm, gruff tenor, songwriting chops and keyboard playing moved the band further into a mixture of jazz/rock and blue eyed soul territory particularly with the addition of Jeff Baxter (another Steely Dan alum and session player who had joined with the previous album). Guitarist/vocalist Patrick Simmons stepped up his contribution along with McDonald to make up for the songwriting/singing void left when Johnston stepped back from the forefront in the band.

The title track, "It Keeps You Runnin'", "Rio"(with guest vocalist Maria Muldaur), "Wheel of Fortune" (with Simmons and Johnston trading vocals) all are top notch make this an essential Doobie Brothers album to have. Bassist Tiran Porter steps in with a song written in tribute to Johnston ("To Someone Special")to help pick up the songwriting slack as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love the Doobies
Again, Love the Doobies!!!
Published 1 month ago by kenclan
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
The Doobies came out with this album and once again like I said before since they digitalize these albums it sure makes a world of difference.
Published 3 months ago by Lonnie Tyone
5.0 out of 5 stars Straight from the 60's
The Doobies were a very big part of the 60's. It was an incredible decade to experience. The political climate lent itself to some incredible compositions. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Patricia Kinner
4.0 out of 5 stars SACD people....
For everyone crying that they bought the SACD version of this album and that it is not in 5.1 or another surround mix.....do your research before you buy. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Michael Andrews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great easy listening
I bough
t this to replace an old lp, which replaced an old worn out cassette. This was my first purchased Doobie release and has always been a favorite. Thank you so much.
Published 8 months ago by Sparkle
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
The title track is my favorite from this album. Back in the 70s when I was buying 33s, I had most of the Doobie Bros. albums, and often made mix tapes for my own enjoyment. Read more
Published 11 months ago by G. Morten
4.0 out of 5 stars Doobie Brothers Takin It to the Streets MFSL Hybrid SACD
There's no debating MFSL's audio improvements over anything they remaster. They are the best and well worth the expense. High quality audio is well worth it. Read more
Published 12 months ago by David Owens
5.0 out of 5 stars My Second Favorite Doobie Bros album -- maybe next to Minute by Minute
Worth it just to get It Keeps You Runnin'
I know, most people like the old Doobies pre-Mike McDonald, but I love his voice and the soul he brings. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Steven N. Gosney
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Album
The only reason this doesn't get 5 stars is the sound quality, its not bad, but its not remaster quality, for an audiophile I'd say buy the XRCD. Otherwise well worth the money.
Published 19 months ago by John D
1.0 out of 5 stars One Song
How many bands over the years have started out with great material only to have another singer come on board and everything changes. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Rocky G
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