Lone Rhino Import, Limited Edition
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For those of you not familiar with Adrian Belew's music, this is an ideal place to start. I recommend starting with track 2. Like a co-worker said upon hearing it for the first time, this is fun music you don't have to think about.
Then the track 7-8-9 segue is a religious experience!
Highly recommended. Now, on to that new Joe Jackson Band release...
I know a number of Belew fans who dislike the instrumental pieces. I find them to be moving and melodic. Belew makes music do the talking here. The mournful Lone Rhino is an instrumental highlight. In many respects Lone Rhino reminds me of McCartney's first solo album. It's simple but never simplistic; it's direct but never blunt; it's melodic but doesn't meander.
It isn't a perfect album. It does have its flaws but those flaws seem less of an issue twenty years later. Occasionally Belew goes for the easy humor of Adidas in Heat. It's a bopping little tune that deserved better lyrics or, perhaps, deserved not to be on the album. Still, it's got charm and the brass band coda does make up for the shortcomings of the lyrics.
Lone Rhino sounds great. It has been remastered from the original analog masters using the 24 bit mastering popular now.Read more ›
The Japanese import sounds wonderful and the layout, a mini-replica of the album complete with plastic sleeve for the CD, is very cool, but it will not fit in a (non-shelf adjustable) CD storage unit because it's too high. Small complaint for such a great album!
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For any aspiring rock guitarist, this just so happens to be one of those essential listening for you. The work on this album is simply stunning! Read morePublished on August 25, 2007 by Frederick Baptist
When I saw the video for Big Electric Cat back in the 80's it completely blew me away. That song alone makes this record an indispensable addition to your record collection. Read morePublished on November 8, 2006 by Lovblad