domingo, 12 de junho de 2011

UK - Road Test Live In Cleveland (1978 UK Prog Rock)


CONSIDERADO UM SUPERGRUPO PELO CURRÍCULO DE SEUS INTEGRANTES!! FAZIA PARTE DA BANDA O BATERISTA BILL BRUFFORD QUE FOI INTEGRANTE DO YES E DO KING CRIMSON!! O BAIXISTA JOHN WETTON QUE FOI INTEGRANTE DA MOGUL THRASH, FAMILIY, KING CRIMSON, ROXY MUSIC E URIAH HEEP!! O GUITARRISTA ALAN HOLDSWORTH QUE FOI INTEGRANTE DA TEMPEST, NUCLEUS, SOFT MACHINE E DA BANDA DE MILES DAVIS!! O TECLADISTA E VIOLINISTA EDDIE JOBSON QUE FOI INTEGRANTE DA CURVED AIR E ROXY MUSIC!! PORTANTO TRATA-SE DE UMA BANDA COM ALTO PEDIGREE!! A SONORIDADE ERA UM PROGRESIVO COM ALGUNS TOQUE DE JAZZ QUE ERA RESULTADO DA INFLUÊNCIA DE BRUFFORD E HOLDSWORTH!! JOBSON EMPRESTA UM TRABALHO NOTÁVEL NOS SINTETIZADORES E NO VIOLINO QUE TÁ PRESENTE EM PRATICAMENTE TODO O DISCO!! AQUI ESTAMOS LIDANDO COM UM BOOTLEG DE ALTA QUALIDADE DE AUDIO E ONDE TEM CANÇÕES DE UM SHOW AO VIVO E OUTRAS QUE NUNCA HAVIAM SIDO GRAVADAS ANTES!! 

Road Test captures the premier U.K. lineup touring their debut album. Good sound quality and solid performances make this bootleg recording simply excellent. In general, most of the compositions are performed much like the studio versions, only warmer and with much more enthusiasm. Bill Bruford and Allan Holdsworth had just released Bruford\'s jazz fusion debut, Feels Good to Me, and in line with that album, Road Test comes across more as a jazz-rock/fusion affair than strictly art rock or prog rock. The band covers many cuts from its studio debut, plus \"The Only Thing She Needs\" and \"Carrying No Cross.\" These two showed up the following year as studio recordings on the inferior Danger Money, the band\'s second album. On Road Test, \"The Only Thing She Needs\" includes a superb instrumental finale that highlights the John Wetton/Bruford rhythm section and is reminiscent of their mid-\'70s King Crimson workouts. On Danger Money, Wetton and Terry Bozzio were not able to duplicate this sound. Another treat on Road Test is the band\'s performance of Bruford\'s \"Forever Until Sunday,\" a composition that eventually appeared on his second studio album, One of a Kind, but never on a U.K. release. Here, Wetton\'s robust bass lends an appealingly heavy, aggressive quality to the piece not found in Jeff Berlin\'s studio performance on One of a Kind. The strongest aspect of Road Test lies in Bruford\'s and Holdsworth\'s technical prowess. Yes, at times their playing/style comes across as cold, but they are craftsmen and virtuosos in their respective fields. Unlike the studio recordings, here they\'re able to minimize the cold, stiff quality of their music in favor of a warmer, looser approach. The weaknesses of Road Test are due, in large part, to Eddie Jobson\'s glittering, Casio-sounding keyboard work and his often light, shallow electric violin sound; these detract from music\'s power. Wetton\'s vocals inject a pop sensibility not unlike that of early Asia, foreshadowing a more pop-oriented U.K. 

- Allan Holdsworth / guitars
- Bill Bruford / drums
- Jon Wetton /bass guitar, vocals, acoustic guitar (bonus tracks)
- Eddie Jobson / keyboards, electric violin

1. Alaska/Time to Kill 
2. The Only Thing She Needs 
3. Carrying No Cross 
4. Forever Until Sunday 
5. Thirty Years 
6. By the Light of Day 
7. In the Dead of Night 


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