Post by queenofthehours on May 31, 2015 16:21:51 GMT
1 She's My Baby - It’s never going to be my favourite Wilbury track but as an opener and as a Vol3 track it’s a cracker. Although it’s not a song to listen to when you have a headache! I love how Jeff, Tom, Bob and George all get to sing. It’s the mix of voices that makes the band so special – where else would you get that?
2. Inside Out – I love the opening of this track; the guitar. A great chorus really helps the song because it isn’t the most profound of lyrics. The backing vocals are very much “Jeff-style”. For some reason this song amuses my mother.
3. If You Belonged to Me – Another great opening. One of my favourite Wilbury tracks. It may not be the best of the band’s career but it’s one of the best on this album.
4. The Devil's Been Busy – I love the music to this track – is that a sitar? Very Nelson. Another of my favourites.
5. 7 Deadly Sins – Not a bad track by any means. The tune is great. Vol 3 may be looked down on compared to Vol 1 but if this and a few others were swapped for the weaker tracks on Vol 1 then that album would be especially extra perfect. Although, we know, the point of the Wilburys has nothing to do with perfection.
6. Poor House – Another great tune I love with the guitar. You can definitely hear here that the boys are having fun making music for the sake of it. Yes, it’s no ‘Handle With Care’ but this is far more relaxed; nothing to prove just a simple track recorded for fun.
7. Where Were You Last Night? – One of the good things about Vol 3 is it’s consistency. Vol 1 is up and down because the singles are so special but here the album is consistently “middling”. Does that sound bad? I meant it as a compliment.
8. Cool Dry Place – Probably one of my mother’s favourite songs. She loves to sing this around the house. It is catchy. It’s very Tom.
9. New Blue Moon – So glad they chose Jeff to sing here. Definitely in my top 5 Wilbury songs. I just like it a lot that’s all. The instrumental version is great too; better even. Buster is a great drummer.
10. You Took My Breath Away – Another excellent track. In my top 5. Beautiful. Why isn’t it as classic as ‘Handle With Care’? Jeff’s part is lovely and gives the song a lot of depth. You can bet that his part would have been taken by Roy. Lovely guitar – sounding like classic Nelson.
11. Wilbury Twist – A bit silly but isn’t that the point of the band?
12. Nobody’s Child - A lovely version. Great harmonica. Great vocals – it’s always special when they share them.
13. Runaway – Not as good as the original but then I doubt it’s intended to be. Jeff is perfect for singing his hero’s song. A nice treat for the album’s end.
I think the songs here are not as good as those on Vol 1 but Vol 1 does have it's weak parts. Here, the greatness is spread more evenly - what mean is that Vol 1 had such fantastic songs like Handle With Care that of course the other tracks would pale beside them. Here however, all the songs are equal. Am I making sense?
The downside to this album is that it is without Roy. Bob and Tom and even George are a little too nasal without Roy to help Jeff counteract them. The upside to the album it that it is fantastic!
Horacewimp: I did, it sounds interesting
Aug 30, 2020 7:27:36 GMT
Horacewimp: Hi elophile good to see you, hope you are keeping well.
Aug 31, 2020 20:25:03 GMT
elophile: Hey-hey! Horacewimp Livin' the dream here in crazytown, er, I mean America! How goes it with you? ::c0112::
Sept 2, 2020 18:11:21 GMT
Horacewimp: We are all good thanks, just wishing I could go on a foreign holiday, it’s just not worth the risk with Covid and the possibility of a 14 day quarantine, we may do some short breaks in the U.K.
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BSJ: *sniff* no meet up in Detroit's airport. *sniff*
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