Real to Reel, Vol. 2
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In the same way that Reel 1's "I've Got a Feeling" actually sounded BETTER than the Beatles original, Reel 2's "I Want to Take You Higher" sounds BETTER than Sly's original. If you love the classic Gibson/Marshall guitar tone, then this is your CD. It contains some of the best guitar sounds I've ever heard, and effectively pays tribute to pioneers like Ronnie Montrose, Joe Walsh, Robin Trower, Gary Rossington, Keith Richards, Tony Iommi and Joe Perry.
Reel 1 and Reel 2 are so fun to listen to, that I'm prepared to plunk my money down on volume 3 if the boys are so inclined. In fact, Tesla is going to HAVE to create Reel 3, if only to pay tribute to the Who, Cream and Jimi Hendrix. Oh, I just remembered another song from Reel 1 that is superior to the original: "Hand Me Down World" by the Guess Who. Great stuff. Buy it!
A lot of these I was familair with listening to my brother's old 8 tracks/records or hearing them on Classic Rock channels.
Tesla does them complete justice on this album, and in some cases exceeds the original. You don't need to be a fan of theirs to enjoy this, this is very good striaght up R&R with excellent production.
Seasons of Wither
Do You Feel Like We Do
Anyway, if you liked version one you should like version 2. Plus, it gives you the chance to mix and match your personal favorites and burn to one disc.
Real to Reel Volume 2 finds the band covering a pretty wide array of classic rock and even metal bands, from Mott the Hoople to Bad Company to Peter Frampton to Black Sabbath to Lynyrd Skynyrd. As with the first album in the series, some of the songs are just perfect for Tesla's sound (Mott's "All the Young Dudes" and Bad Company's "Shooting Star" for example) while others seem by the numbers and unnecessary. The 11-minute Frampton cover was downright painful. Still, it's fun hearing a band this good take on some classic rock songs.
I still think Tesla could have cut more than a few of these songs and made the Real to Reel project a single-disc release, but this set is still (much) more enjoyable than the halfhearted covers collections released by Poison and Def Leppard in recent years. If you're a die-hard Tesla fan, you're going to want to hear this one. Casual fans should skip Real to Reel Volume 2 in favor of one of the band's excellent studio albums or the Gold collection.
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Fed one of my favorite bands.redid a lot of classics and in a lot of cases sounded better then the original.a must have for the. Tesla fan..all songs well donePublished 1 month ago by Tara M.
Hail Tesla! If you are a fan of Tesla you already know how tight the boys play. These two discs of cover songs are no exception..Well worth your time and money!Published 17 months ago by LLF
cheap, case made of cardboard the tunes are good. day of the eagle and stealin are great. spend your money somewhere elsePublished on April 16, 2014 by Pirates#1
TESLA just KICK'S ASS they do covers just as well as their own! I have seen them and lisend to them since they where CITY KID'S in Sac. CA. at the OASAS.Published on December 16, 2013 by Brian L Smith
This cd is a collection of cover songs done by Tesla. They did an absolute wonderful job with Bad Company's "Shooting Star," amongst other great rock classics!Published on August 26, 2013 by Amazon Customer