What does it sound like?:
I set myself the following challenge;
Don’t use the phrase “he makes his guitar sound like bagpipes”
I was fan of BC and had the first two albums. Loved The Crossing, Steeltown was Ok but diminishing returns set in pretty quickly for me.
So, a box set of bootlegs/live recordings from the period well past their heyday didn’t fill me with an immense feeling of excitement.
The non existent sense of excitement was immediately dashed when i realised that two or three of the discs were effectively semi acoustic run outs.
What you get is 5 CD’s each a mix of nights and years on tour. Some well known songs and a couple of cover versions – some of which are not very good. others are worse. The well know songs are here over and over again and even some of the covers turn up two or three times each.
The fully electric versions are better but even then the bootleg mature of the exercise means they simply don’t sound good which must minimise the audience/market for the set.
I’m sorry but what is the point of this, if you were there » Continue Reading.