UK collection of the greatest distorted guitar sounds - ever! Featuring eight tracks from the legendary Link Wray as he re-designs the sound of strumming, Plus 19 tracks tracking crashed amps, faulty valves and doctored speakers from Charlie Christian in 1941 to Django Rheinhardt, the legendary Goree Carter, Howlin' Wolf's guitar player Willie Johnson, 'Rocket 88's Willie Kizert, the hugely under rated Roy Buchanan, Dick Dale and a whole lot more. Re-mastered from the original sound sources with sleeve-notes by MOJO magazine's Dave Henderson.
Favorite Ballads is an entertaining collection of lush, romantic ballads Nat King Cole recorded for Capitol Records. It's not designed to be a comprehensive compilation for collectors. Instead, it's a nice sampler. Latter-day fans may be dismayed that "Unforgettable" is missing, but such songs as "The Very Thought of You," "Just One of Those Things," "Stardust," "These Foolish Things," "Tenderly," "I Should Care," and "You're My Thrill" make this a very pleasant listen.
This gig appears to be a testimony to the recuperative powers of John Wetton’s constitution. Having been out partying in the company of David Enthoven and Richard Palmer-James the night before in Munich, he still manages an impressive performance on Doctor Diamond and indeed throughout the rest of the gig. Though the good Doctor would forever elude them in the studio it seems that the band really beginning to find the soul of this song in concert. Fracture has a risky quality tonight; Bruford is in an adventurous mood whilst David’s tron is a touch out of tune.