Jack Bruce and Robin Trower: Seven Moons Live
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This historic night at the mighty and majestic Concertgebouw De Vereeniging in the Netherlands features Robin Trower, Jack Bruce and drummer Gary Husband playing nearly the whole Seven Moons album, plus signature tunes from Bruce's catalog and a solo from Trower. This DVD features Jack Bruce in a heartwarming performance - one of his first onstage after some heavy blows of fate, sharing the joy of music with other musicians while playing classic, everlasting rock music. 60 minutes.
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Disregard some of the other reviewer comments like " Gee, these guys are old " Duh , yes they are approaching 70, but still dynamic and creating wonderful music to enjoy. Segovia didn't quit when he was fifty years old and neither should they . Forget the nitpicking also , this was filmed on the first night they played live and there are no patch-in-overs , auto-tuning , canned midi music etc. like so many other artists do now .And we're lucky to see and hear it even if we couldn't be there.
As noted by others the guitar is a little bit low in the mix but the playing is wonderful. Make sure you set the sound choices properly at setup , if it's set to surround on your 2 channel system the guitar will sound pretty banjoey.
I bought the live CD also .
I find Robin Trowers' music somewhat hypnotic having seen him twice in the last few years but playing with Jack Bruce causes him to "take it up a notch". Their two previous collaborations "BLT" and "Truce" were entertaining.He was obviously having fun here!
Gary Husband is one of the most lyrical drummers playing today.
The sound is quite good,as is the camera work.I wish they had kept to their shared work rather than including Cream tunes. The only reason I couldn't give this DVD 5 stars is that Mr. Bruce is really showing his age. The passion is still there but the fire doesn't burn as brightly. I can understand his possible inability to tour extensively. Sadly this fate awaits us all, and should remind us to ejoy all we can while we can!
Mark Loebl,West Babylon NY
On this DVD, ten songs from the album, three Cream songs, and one other are presented. And while Jack Bruce doesn't sound exactly as he did in his days with Cream, he hasn't strayed far. As for Robin Trower, well he is just superb. One of the joys of seeing Trower live is the amusement one gets from watching his facial contortions while he plays. Backing Trower and Bruce is the steady, skillful drum work of Gary Husband.
My favorites on the DVD differ slightly from what I like best on the studio album. They are Seven Moons, Lives of Clay, Distant Places of the Heart, The Last Door, the exquisite Carmen, and two old Cream songs, Sunshine of Your Love and Politician. And while there are no "extras", what is here gives the viewer plenty of value for money.
Don't pay any attention to the naysayers. If you like Trower and especially if you like Jack Bruce, you are going to enjoy Seven Moons Live. Order it while its cheap, you won't be sorry.