Live at the Beacon - New York Rock & Soul Revue CD
I purchased this CD some 15 years ago when it was first released. It is outstanding. If you like Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Phoebe Snow, Boz Skaggs, the Bragati Brothers, just to name a few, then you will love this CD. I am a Steely Dan nut and also a musician, so this Live performance is just my thing! Also on this CD is an outstanding session player Cornelius Bumpus, who is no longer with us. So it is an excellent opportunity to hear a great Tenor Sax player at his best. But in my humble opinion the real stand out player is a New York session guitarist named Drew Zing. He is incredible. What I like the most about this CD is that the live performances and arrangements of the songs are better than the original recordings! You don't hear that very often. Most of the time the live version of a favorite song will fall short of the original version. But not here! Not only are the musicians dead on, but there is just enough of a difference in the song to make it interesting. This version of Lonely Teardrops is the best that I have ever heard. This was just a sample of what was to come from Mike McDonald and his release of the Motown Hits. This CD is no longer in print. So on a whim I decided to look on Ebay. What luck, I found several copies new and never opened. I purchased one and it was delivered to my house in about 3 days, it just doesn't get any better than that. So if you love the music of any of the above mentioned artists, treat yourself to an outstanding CD and purchase The New York Rock and Soul Revue Live at the Beacon. I think you will love it, I know I do.Read full review
MY REVIEW of Rock and Soul Revue CD
I thought this CD was well mixed and well....many talents make a good concert and thus this is represented here in NY Rock and Soul Revue. The best artist was Michael McDonald in my humble opinion and Boz Scaggs was truly amazing as well but...not as good as Michael McDonald. I give it **** (four stars) charles
Very cool live concert!!!
I love the renditions of Green Flower Street, Chain Lightning and Pretzel Logic. A must for any Donald FagenSteely Dan fan!!! Michael McDonald does some great stuff as well. Great album!!
Love this CD- It is my favorite.
I already have this CD and me and my husband love it so much we each want one in our cars. Seen them in concert and really enjoyed them, one of the best concerts. Better to have 2 in case one goes bad or gets lost.