Real Rock Report

November 15, 2014

Neil Diamond – Melody Road (Reveiw)

Filed under: Rock And Roll — J.S.L. @ 703p11

Melody road is a simple collection of songs that my dad says “seems to celebrate the history of one man’s life”. I would agree in that as usual the songs are story’s that Neil want’s to share and as with most of his songs the story’s do not need to be his own. Something Blue is the most radio friendly song and I dare you to not enjoy the simple and uplifting feel. The production is somehow rustic yet at times orchestral and complex. Neil’s voice is front and center in the mix thanks to the production of Don Was (Was Not Was) and Jackknife Lee. If you’re a Neil Diamond fan this is a great record from someone who “is” saying thank you and getting ready to say goodbye. If you don’t get why Neil Diamond is great by now… Open your mind remove all irony.

Buy it and say you’re welcome!

5 (out of 5)

Pink Floyd – The Endless River (Review)

Filed under: Rock And Roll — J.S.L. @ 703p11

David Gilmour described The Endless River as follows: “The Endless River has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 The Division Bell sessions. We listened to over 20 hours of the three of us playing together and selected the music we wanted to work on for the new album. Over the last year we’ve added new parts, re-recorded others and generally harnessed studio technology to make a 21st century Pink Floyd album. With Rick gone, and with him the chance of ever doing it again, it feels right that these revisited and reworked tracks should be made available as part of our repertoire.”

Here is what I think: 18 Tracks 17 of them instrumental. The one
that isn’t is just okay. Endless River sounds great but is really a bunch of
unfinished ideas and it shows…not good. The cover art is amazing!

If this really is the end then Pink Floyd exits with a whimper not
even close to a bang. Boring and uninspired.

1 (for artwork) out of 5

J.S.L.

 

 

November 14, 2014

The Doors – Feast Of Friends (Documentary reveiw)

Filed under: Rock And Roll — J.S.L. @ 703p11

 

Feast Of Friends is a never completed documentary directed and
produced by The Doors. Due to Jim Morrison legal issues it has not been
released until now. Beautifully re-mastered this 1968 trip fest is a must for all 60′s music fans if for no other reason than the live version of The End which is at once both exciting and terrifying. Seeing Jim Morrison in his prime explains a lot about his magnetism and what must have been a very surreal fishbowl existence. The clothes are groovy the Woman are beautiful without plastic surgery, it was a different world to be sure. Also included are three other documentaries which include tons of bonus footage.

This is a vital film for historical reason… and it rocks.

5 (Out of 5)

J.S.L.

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