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WOOD, RON - DVD
TEIBUTE TO JIMMY REED

LABEL:
Northern Disc 4269-70
SOURCE:
2013, Disc One, Track 1: Live Nation UK 18 October, Tracks 2-18,20,21: Royal Albert Hall, London 1 November, Track 19: BBC News 29 October; Track 22: BBC 2 Andrew Marr Show 27 October; Disc Two, Tracks 1-7: The Cutting Room, New York 7 November 2nd show; Tracks 8- 19: The Cutting Room, New York 8 November; Tracks 21,22: The Cutting Room, New York 9 November.
FORMAT:
2 picture DVD-R
RUNNING TIME:
1.31.18/1.55.36
SOUND/SOURCE:
Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
PACKAGING:
Double Clasmshell Case
 


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SOUND 8.5 / PACKAGING 9 / PERFORMANCE 10
 

TRACK LIST:

Disc One: 1. Blues Fest, 2.  Introduction, 3. A Natural Born Lover, 4. Let s Get Together, 5. Baby What You Want Me To Do, 6. Ain t That Lovin You Baby, 7. Big Boss Man, 8. Bright Lights, Big City, 9. High And Lonesome, 10. Mr.Luck, 11. Blue Carnegie, 12. I m That Man Down There, 13. Got Nowhere To Go, 14. Shame Shame Shame, 15. You Don t Have To Go, 16. Honest I Do, 17. Upside Your Hand, 18. Going To New York, 19. Behind Scenes, 20.  I Pity The Fool, 21. Further On Up The Road, 22. High And Lonesome.

Disc Two: 1. Natural Born Lover, 2. Ain t That Lovin You Baby, 3. High And Lonesome, 4. Mr.Luck,  5. I m The Man Down There, 6. Blue Carnegie, 7. Going To New York, 8. You Got Me Dizzy, 9. I Ain t Got You, 10. Big Boss Man, 11. Big Boss Man (Can t You Hear Me Knocking on cover), 12. Bright Lights, Big City, 13. Baby What You Want Me To Do, 14. Blue Carnegie, 15. Mr. Luck, 16. Shame Shame Shame, 17. High And Lonesome, 18. Honest I Do, 19. Upside Your Head, 20. Going To New York, 21. Honest I Do, 22. Going To New York.

 

 
REVIEW:

This release presents   a great couple of audience recordings from Ron Wood & Mick Taylor Tribute to Jimmy Reed, the very first appearance in London at the Blues Fest on November 1st 2013 and  the first concert held in New York s The Cutting Room on November 7th 2013, during their visit to the USA. London s Royal Albert Hall stage has a huge photo of Jimmy Reed above the stage; the concert is shot in 16:9 and has a very steady camera, sound is very good, this is the only video document of these gigs around and therefore it is precious stuff for Stones collectors. The first disc opens with a Wood interview to promote the Blues Fest that was streamed on the internet. The London recording presents a mix of sources, the first song is shot from the right side of the stage, but the second from above with greater resolution and zooms that afford clear view of the players, High and Lonesome is shot from front row and a bit out of focus, other songs have more than one source mixed together in order to be complete, like Shame Shame Shame; some tracks are incomplete like Honest I Do and one is missing (Roll And Rhumba) unfortunately..  

It must be said that Ron Wood and Mick Taylor really complement each other in their playing and Jimmy Reed songs are performed with ease and class and that sort of camaraderie that establishes itself when talented guitarists melt together playing what they like best; there are great solos from Taylor and Wood on Mr. Luck, one of the few slow songs, that showcase their different styles of playing, Wood is also very good at playing harmonica Jimmy Reed s style.   Many musicians are also in the band like Ben Webster on piano, Al Kooper on keyboards and Dave Green on upright bass as well as guests like Bobby Womack, Mick Hucknall and Paul Weller that increase the charm of this release. A funny moment happens when during Got Nowhere To Go Mick Hucknall points with each hand at both Wood and Taylor when the lyrics say Got Nowhere To Go, I m Like A Rolling Stone, except that he sings Like Two Rolling Stones. Gong To New York is the final number with all guests on stage and vocals shared between Wood, Womack and Tom Hare. This is not the end of the disc, though because we have a short Wood and Womack interview from BBC News and also two tracks done by Mick Hucknall before where Ron Wood and eventually Mick Taylor joined him on stage; finally a solo acoustic performance done on BBC 2 TV that happened some days before to promote the concert.

The second disc starts with what seems to be the second show from The Cutting Room the first day of concert, since the first show released by Godfather Records has different songs listed (it could also be the reverse though, this being the first show and Godfather s the second). Jimmy Reed picture behind the stage changes with songs but this video lacks sharpness especially when zooming in, however the sound is excellent. Musically speaking in New York there is more room for keyboards to solo than in London; on the final number Going To New York Taylor sings some countermelody too. The second concert included on this disc is the one from November 8th and is a mix of two sources, one shot much better than the previous one that has You Got Me Dizzy that seems to have been performed just here and the other less sharp in pictures, but with many close ups like on Big Boss Man first source where the camera is right on Taylor s and Wood s fingers; despite being advertised on the back cover listings as Can t You Hear Me Knocking there is just a second source of Big Boss Man, followed by Bright Lights, Big City which has an on screen text saying it is coming from the first of two nights in New York though it mentions November 8th (?). Baby What You Want Me To Do (a.k.a. Peepin And Hiding) has again great sharp footage and is sung by both Wood and Taylor with tasty interlude by Al Kooper. Jimmy Reed s immortal rhythm is on forefront on the instrumental Blue Carnegie which has Ron Wood playing the harmonica in the beginning of the song; here there are two slide solos the first by Wood and the second by Taylor, then Wood back to the harmonica while Taylor provides the rhythmic part, the final solo being Wood s. If there is a song that can be selected to showcase this music is certainly this one. On Shame Shame Shame and High And Lonesome Gary Clark jr. comes up on stage singing and adding his fluid playing style to the set. The last two songs on this disc come from the final show that happened on the 9th of November, too bad more footage isn t available from this concert because quality is quite good despite being shot from the left side of the stage.

This is a fantastic release that should have come out on silver disc, but hopefully there will be an official product to celebrate this project that deserves to be seen not only by Stones collectors but also by all blues lovers.



WOOD, RON

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