David Johansen/Live It Up

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Great Britain's venerable BGO imprint is one of the big daddies of contemporary reissues. They've been known to do entire retrospectives two albums at a time in either double- or single-CD packages. They've begun their David Johansen set with his wonderful self-titled debut album and his concert recording Live It Up, which was issued fourth. This might initially seem very strange because BGO usually issues in chronological sequence, but this was a best-of-both-worlds pairing: first, because these two recordings are well suited to one another with their rock & roll looseness; and second, the middle two albums, In Style and Here Comes the Night, are excellent as well, but ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Great Britain's venerable BGO imprint is one of the big daddies of contemporary reissues. They've been known to do entire retrospectives two albums at a time in either double- or single-CD packages. They've begun their David Johansen set with his wonderful self-titled debut album and his concert recording Live It Up, which was issued fourth. This might initially seem very strange because BGO usually issues in chronological sequence, but this was a best-of-both-worlds pairing: first, because these two recordings are well suited to one another with their rock & roll looseness; and second, the middle two albums, In Style and Here Comes the Night, are excellent as well, but they are slicker and focus on a more period-based rock & roll sound. Here, Johansen's debut sticks close to the trash and roll of his years with the New York Dolls, with tracks like "Funky But Chic," "Girls," and "Cool Metro." The latter album contains a couple of concert versions of these tunes, such as the wonderfully overdramatized "Frenchette," the street love song "Donna," and yes, "Funky But Chic." In addition, there are some terrific covers, including "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," "Build Me Up Buttercup," "Reach Out (I'll Be There)," and the Goffin & King classic "Is That What I Get for Loving You." The set is balanced with a couple of Dolls classics, and the entire thing is a riot. Add these two albums together and you have 20 tracks of pure garbage-strewn gold.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/2/2008
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261208200
  • Catalog Number: 820
  • Sales rank: 38,882

Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Johansen Primary Artist, Guitar, Castanets, Chimes, Vocals
Joe Perry Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Nona Hendryx Background Vocals
Sarah Dash Background Vocals
Scarlet Rivera Violin
Sylvain Sylvain Guitar
Bobby Blain Organ, Piano
Stan Bronstein Horn
Felix Cavaliere Organ
Charlie Giordano Keyboards
Huw Gower Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
Frankie La Rocka Drums, Vocals
Gene Leppik Vocals, Background Vocals
Tony Machine Percussion, Drums
Johnny Rao Guitar
Thomas Trask Guitar
Buz Verno Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Brett Cartwright Bass, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Dave Nelson Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
David Nelson Guitar, Background Vocals
Jimmie Mack Background Vocals
Technical Credits
David Johansen Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Sylvain Sylvain Composer
Al Smith Composer
Steven Paul Director, Direction
Greg Calbi Mastering, Remastering
Jack Crymes Engineer
Tony Machine Tama
Ron Nevison Producer, Audio Production
Johnny Rao Composer
Mike Reese Mastering, Remastering
Richard Robinson Audio Production
Jim Scott Engineer
David Thoener Engineer
Andrew Thompson Remastering
Kate Simon Cover Photo
Richard Robinson Producer
Teddy Slatus Direction
John O'Regan Liner Notes
James Johnson Composer
Gary Singleman Engineer
Elena Pavlov Cover Design
The Shrimps Arranger
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