Friday, May 20, 2016

Paul Kossoff 1983 Live At Croydon Fairfield Halls June 15th, 1975

Genre: Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:18:17
Size: 178,97 MB

United Kingdom

Growing up in the 60's and 70's I have always been a huge fan of bands like Free, Mott the Hoople, Spooky Tooth and the like. Loved Kossoff's style, raw, gritty, cutting, visceral. Would love to have heard him and Luther Grosvenor (Aerial Bender) on an album together. Had mixed emotions purchasing this CD as I wish to remember Kossoff for his incredible skill, I was not disappointed.

Just listen to his break on 'The Band Plays On' once he finds his groove, similarly on 'Its a Long Way to the Top'. I feel the coldness and isolation in 'New York New York'. Love the way 'Train Song' lopes along gathering momentum. Love the keyboards and Koss's power chords on 'Stealing My Way'. Makes me wish I'd have been there for this show at the front with my ears ringing on this one. Sure there are some imperfections in the performance and recording but they pale in comparison to the overall effect which is a great live act showcasing the talents of a very gifted musician.

Props to BSC as well with solid keyboards, bass and drums which retain an essence of Free while forging their own style. Terry's vocals bring to mind a mixture of Paul Rodgers, Jimmy Page and the late James Dewar who sang with Robin Trower and Stone the Crows. If you want to know more about Paul Kossoff, I'd like to suggest that you watch a outstanding 5-part series hosted by his father, David, which can be found on Youtube. Lifting a pint to ya Paul .... love you! (David B. Waters)


01 - The Band Plays On 05:54

02 - Sidekick To The Stars 03:21

03 - Long Way Down To The Top 06:57

04 - New York 04:52

05 - Train Song 04:57

06 - Survivor 04:26

07 - Stealing My Way 06:45

08 - All The Girls Are Crazy 03:35

09 - Jason Blue 05:27

10 - Rock And Roll Junkie 04:31

11 - Molten Gold 07:30

12 - The Hunter 07:15

13 - We Won 05:58

14 - Bird Song Blues 06:49

Gamble for more Paul Kossoff

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