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A View From 3rd Street
A View From 3rd Street
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The unknown artist..., July 22, 2004
This review is from: A View From 3rd Street (Audio CD)
I discovered Jude Cole by browsing in a music store. Album covers and titles along with the names of the songs can lead one into a catastrophy or into a mind warping sense of joy. With "Start the Car", I had the latter. When he came out with "I Don't Know Why I Act This Way" I was astounded. But "A View From Third Street" was an enrapturing experience.

Songs like "Hallowed Ground" & "Baby It's Tonight" will drive you to high speeds in your car. "House Full of Reasons" shows a true knack for storytelling. In fact there is not a bad tune on the album. But if you truely want to know what music is about, you will fall for "Heart of Blues". This is one of the finest blues tunes I have ever had the pleasure of singing along with.

Unfortunately, his fourth album, "Falling Home" falls flat on the floor. It is a dud which cannot be redeemed without going back to what he does best - writing songs like he did for his first three albums.

PS: If you like this guy, give a listen to Tom Kimmel, another unknown whoose music will move your soul.


A Rush of Blood to the Head
A Rush of Blood to the Head
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10 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One Hit in the Head, April 13, 2004
There is but one hit song and it keeps playing in my head. Clocks is a mezmerizing tune with beautiful lyrics masterfully tuned in to the waves of euphoria which surround it. The rest of this album is drab, mundane, boring, sleeping with the fish. Coldplay has proven with one song that every band has the opportunity to produce something special. It is just too bad that they didn't apply that special something to the rest of this lackadasicle blob of plastic.


Blue Angel
Blue Angel
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Into the Future from the Past..., January 27, 2004
This review is from: Blue Angel (Audio CD)
This is an album which all Strawbs fans should own. Listen to it several (at least 3) times before you decide which songs to tape, copy to another cd or rip to mp3. Out of 13 songs I will keep seven (7) in my massive Strawbs collection. I own 19 albums by them.
The first song, Blue Angel is worth the price of the album. It scores for originality, production quality and complexity.
Oh So Sleepy - is a rehash of an old song - Little Sleepy. It is an enjoyable tune, but not as good as its' predecessor.
Further Down the Road has lyrics which imply a faster tempo and if it had that, it would be delicious.
There Will Come the Day is aged in maturity and class with a religious flavor richly enhanced by the beautifully strong voices of the ladies on the album.
Strange Day is a fun and lilting tune with a soft rich beauty.
Cry No More is a pretty tune, but it belongs on an album by Fairport Convention or Sandy Denny, not here.
The Plain - a sad lament reminiscent of a slow version of The Soldiers Tale is beautifully contrived
Do You Remember was just plain fun to listen too.
Rhythm of the Night - ROCK 'n' ROLL - Thank you, God. I guess you can tell, I like it.
Morning Glory is a sad lament and it would be a boring tune but for its' saving grace - the voice of Mary Hopkin.
Sealed with a Trators Kiss - This version should have been left on the cutting room floor.
Lay Down is a remake of an old favorite. It is not as good as the original due to its' lack of ups and downs in voice and sound, but it is a flavorful second if you don't have a recording of the original.
Lastly - The King - this song would have benefitted from a slow beginning like Blue Angel had and then an increase in tempo to a rollicking crescendo at the end. Alas the song was too short but very good.
The return of so many musicians from old times, like Dave Lambert and others keeps Dave Cousins vital, alive and full of energy. If not for their pressence, I fear that Dave (much as I love his ability to craft great lyrics and tunes) would slip back into the boring and melancoly drivel of albums like "Old School Days".
Overall this is a good solid start on a revival of a fabulous band from the greatest era of music. The Strawbs have always been my favorite band. Anyone hearing the band on this album will want to hear more. And there is so much more from the past which can take The Strawbs and us into the future.
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Loves a Long Song
Loves a Long Song
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Psychidelic Vertuosity, June 22, 2002
This review is from: Loves a Long Song (Audio CD)
For the folks my age that still wish Pink Floyd was making the kind of music they made before they peaked with their overbearing creation,"the wall", KBA is a dose of what you desire. Pink Floyd they are not. But they capture the simple beauty of albums like Animals or Wish you were here and transform it into a modern day sound both vibrant and sweet and yet with a kick. Don't call it Psychidelic Punk. It is far superior due to its professional quality, raw simplicity, and stamina. I have listened to this album at least twenty times, and yet I still find it refreshing. I could give you a monologue about the special attributes of each and every song on the album, but the best thing I can say is that this is a must have recording for any fan of well produced and written rock.


Atomic
Atomic
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old, New, Borrowed, Not Blue..., June 22, 2002
This review is from: Atomic (Audio CD)
Old, new, borrowed, not blue. The best way to describe this album. The band borrowed from old three cord rock and gives it a new sound. They are loud and bodacious. But they have the right rythem and beat. On many songs they bring back flashes of Seventies and Eighties bands, like The Producers or Elvis Costello. Their music drives with an energy that sends your mind reeling. Even on a slow song like Happy in the Meantime, there is an energy that radiates like an atomic bomb. On tunes like Sunny Weather, you will hear a sound like the Beach Boys on Steroids. Slip, into a sweet and tender ballad and be carried on a tidal wave of desire to hear more from Lit. Over My Head is from the Titan AE soundtrack and show us what most people at the Grammys have forgotten. This is what music is all about. Atomic, aptly named. Get in into your ears and crank it up.


Rajaz
Rajaz
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The stars are souls..., February 25, 2002
This review is from: Rajaz (Audio CD)
I bought this album because reviews said it is a throwback to the early days of the band. Those who believe that know not wherefore they speak. Granted this album captures some of the beauty and mystery of the old days, but it definately speaks of the maturation of a band.
The true reason that one should buy "Rajaz" is to savor the majesty and eloquence of the songs. For me, every Camel album has been a smashing success except for 2 which were boring and mundane. I will not name them for fear of reprisal from fans who think that they are the best thing Camel has done.
As one who believes that Camel is the best band in the annals of music, I must say that what sets this band apart is its' ability to constantly produce a sound which is obviously theirs and yet takes a diferent aproach on every album. No they are not a mainstream band, but they know how to pluck at heart strings and rip a guitar. Their use of keyboards is wizardry, and their treatment of reed instruments a true delight. But what impressed me most on "Rajaz" was the treasure I found after several listenings. The drums and the bass create the stellar focal point which gives this album its life and poise.
Yes, "Rajaz", is a must have for lovers of Camel. It is a must have for everyone.


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