Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ten Years After 1973 Recorded Live (LL)





Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 251 kbps VBR / 44100 from lossless source!
Time: 02:34:01
Size: 271,93 MB

United Kingdom

Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

The cover of Ten Years After's 1973 album Recorded Live depicts a giant reel-to-reel recorder, which certainly captures the era when this double-LP set was recorded. Approaching the end of their run -- only one more album would come, 1974's Positive Vibrations -- Ten Years After were deep into the thick of '70s arena rock, so everything they played on-stage wound up stretching well beyond the five-minute mark, sometimes reaching upward of 11 minutes. Everything on this double-LP places improvisation over groove -- a sentiment that is accentuated on the 2013 expansion, which winds up running 21 tracks over two discs, adding bonus outtakes to the original double-LP set.

The best parts here are the improvisations, particularly Alvin Lee's long, languid guitar solos, but this album -- either in its original incarnation or in its expansion -- is a distinctly '70s creation: it's unhurried and indulgent, reveling in its slow, steady march to a virtuosic, never-ending guitar solo.

Tracklist:

CD1:

01 - One Of These Days 06:27

02 - You Give Me Loving 06:02

03 - Good Morning Little Schoolgirl 07:27

04 - The Hobbit 08:36

05 - Help Me 11:03

06 - Time Is Flying 05:36

07 - Standing At The Station 11:51

08 - Jam 18:09


CD2:

01 - Help Me 12:06

02 - I Woke Up These Morning 04:26

03 - Sweet Little Sixteen 04:24

04 - Jam 16:31

05 - Classical Thing 00:53

06 - Seat Thing 00:57

07 - I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes (Part 1) 01:57

08 - Extension On One Chord 10:46

09 - I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes (Part 2) 03:12

10 - Silly Thing 01:09

11 - Slow Blues In C 08:14

12 - I'm Going Home 10:54

13 - Choo Choo Mama 03:21





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