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Rock & Roll Music to the World

4.7 out of 5 stars 38 customer reviews

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Classic mix of Rock & Roll Blues and became one of the favorites in the early 70's. Album contains 9 tracks including 'You Give Me Loving,' 'Choo Choo Mama' and 'Rock & Roll Music To The World.'

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  • Audio CD (September 11, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Audio Fidelity
  • ASIN: B008HHTG0I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,503 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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'Rock and Roll Music To the World' is Alvin Lee and Ten Year's After's ninth album, released in 1972. There would only be one more studio disc from the band, so by this point in time they were on the cusp of dissolving. Apparently there were strong personalities and a good deal of dissention within the band, which at times resulted in on-stage arguments complete with members refusing to play, or throwing bottles and other missiles at one another. You wouldn't know it to listen to the tight, blues-rock musicianship offered here, with all the tracks penned, sung, and in most cases defined by the lead guitar work of Alvin Lee.

Despite being a British band, Ten Years After only scored one top ten hit in their homeland, in June of 1970 when 'Love Like a Man' took them to number 10. In America, the Top-40 success was even leaner, with only one track, 'I'd Love To Change the World' (from their 1971 disc 'A Space In Time') barely reaching number 40. But the band was better known in America for two other achievements: being one of the most-toured bands circa 1970, and Alvin Lee's thrilling performance of 'I'm Going Home' at the Woodstock Festival.

While 'Rock and Roll Music To the World' is often panned as a shallow effort for Lee and Co., it stands as my favorite Ten Years After recording. I purchased the release on vinyl in 1972 due to the large number of quality tracks that were receiving airplay on the burgeoning FM radio dial. 'You Give Me Loving', 'Convention Prevention', 'You Can't Win Them All', 'Choo Choo Mama', and the title track all made the playlists. While a lot of the music is good, old-fashioned rock and roll, the compositions at times offer lyrical depth.
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This is one of those albums from the postwoodstock period that you MUST have in your collection. As much as I love "A Space in Time", I find myself transfixed with this work. Alvin Lee blisters in the high energy numbers, while Leo Lyons' bass work (check out Religion) will shake the roof. This album flows and becomes a anthem in itself. From the opening number of YOU GIVE ME LOVING to the closing title track there is simply nothing in here that misses a beat. TURNED OFF T.V. BLUES still hits the mark, while STANDING AT THE STATION will cause you to duck and cover. T.Y.A. lives on through this classic. Turn it up and be mesmerized by the wizard of the Electric guitar.
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For a long time I thought this was the last studio album before a prolonged break. It appears there may have been one other studio album, however I've never seen/heard it. This work represents all that T.Y.A & Alvin Lee were striving for throughout their recording career. Gone are the arty pretensions & self indulgent solos. What you have here is a serious group of talented individuals in there prime, lean, mean, free of filler - best! Tonally this is superior to other releases, as Chick Churchill introduces new keyboard sounds to his pallete. Check the intro to "Religion" for some seriosly tasty keyboard sounds. I was never a fan of the organ sound that so dated many bands of this era. Although the songs and solos are shorter, each member still performs some of their best work, as a tight rock'n unit. Production values are excellent also. This is the first review I have ever written. I love this album so much I wore out 2 L.P's & 1 audiocassette before c.d's come along! It is an all time little known classic. Much of 1973's excellent followup "Recorded Live", is based on this album, and continues the heighty performance of a classic band in it's prime. rock n' roll as art!
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Ten years After made some great music & this C.D. is them offering it to the world. For those of you not familiar with T.Y.A. I would describe them as a blend of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd & Lynard Skynard! Now that ought to grab your attention. They were most noted in America for their raucous performance at Woodstock & Their Hippie Anthem "I'd Love to Change the World." But they offer so much more!!! For those familiar with T.Y.A. you already know this & are probably doing what I am & replacing your old vinyl to the remastered C.D.'s. For young fans of Rock & Roll or lovers of classic rock that missed out on this group as they flew under the American radar do your self's a favor & check out this great band! This C.D. is one of their later releases but a well crafted album filled with solid songs from beginning to the end. Guitarist Alvin Lee is of a caliber worthy to be mentioned along side of Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Hendrix & Stevie Via !!! T.Y.A. never really got the critical acclaim they deserved & I envy those who are just discovering this eclectic powerhouse rock band. Since music is subjective to each individual listeners taste its hard to claim T.Y.A.'s best album but I rank this one pretty high. My personal favorite is the album "WATT" but I strongly recommend "Rock & Roll Music to the World" for your collection. If you are a fan of Classic Rock I doubt you would regret adding this C.D. to your collection. I can't think of a really bad T.Y.A. album, but my favorites that I would strongly recommend to fans of Led Zeppelin" "The Beatles" "The Rolling Stones" "AC/DC" & "Pink Floyd are these 5 Ten Years After albums "WATT", "Cricklewood Green", "A Space in Time " "Rock & Roll Music to the World" & "SSSSH".Read more ›
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