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Awesome guitar work, but...,
This review is from: The Guitar That Changed The World! (Audio CD)This cd is worth at least two stars because, come on, it's Scotty Moore. That alone, is worthwhile.
But, having said that, it would have been a brilliant release if they stuck to the formula of the Sun Studio years, minus, of course, Elvis himself. That's right, if Scotty would have just stuck with an upright and, occasionally, some drums....and made this a more instrumental effort, it would have been perfect.
Instead, what you get here sounds incredibly (and painfully) like the Lawerence Welk Singers, or for those who remember, The Swingle Singers, humming along and making these pieces almost unbearable. If your local doctor's office or dentist's office, or even local elevator, decided to start playing old Elvis tunes, this is the cd they'd pick. That's the general vibe if you get me.
Nowhere present is the raw, unrefined, yet, incredible skill and energy that went into first recording these pieces at 706 Union Street in Memphis.
You wanna hear good Scotty? Go check out the recently repackaged and rehashed Sun Singles disc(s) by Elvis: "SUNRISE."
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Initial post: Apr 13, 2010 2:45:41 PM PDT
Paul Magnussen says:
In the words of a review I read when this album first came out:
"We are left with the impression that if Mr Moore's guitar did indeed change the World, it was to leave it an uglier place."
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