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Among the artist jam sessions, you'll see ...
Among the artist jam sessions, you'll see Bruce Springsteen and Bono share a microphone on U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"; Mick Jagger and Tina Turner perform a sultry duet on the Stones' "Honky Tonk Women"; the original three members of Cream take the stage for the first time in 25 years for a blistering "Sunshine of Your Love"; and a jaw-dropping version of the Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There" with George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty, Mick Jagger, and Billy Joel.
For nearly a quarter century, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has honored the music's most influential figures at prestigious black-tie induction ceremonies where performers and audience alike let down their hair and rejuvenate themselves through exciting, once-in-a-lifetime performances. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live captures all the excitement of those ceremonies, from the wise and witty speeches to the most incredible combinations of talent ever assembled on a single stage.
Posted October 1, 2010
Posted October 1, 2010
I picked up this collection last week and have really enjoyed it. Its great to see again some of the performances, introductions and acceptance speeches. I wish this were a longer set, but what is presented here is first rate. For the most part, the sound and picture are very clear and clean. What's odd, as has been noted elsewhere, is that the material is not presented in chronological order, even to the point where an acceptance speech is on one disk and the performance by that same artist is on another. But that wasn't really a detraction for me. Some of the highlights include: The Doors performing "Light My Fire" with vocals by Eddie Vedder; Jefferson Airplane performing "Volunteers" (though in the absence of Grace Slick, the then-current Jefferson Starship vocalist Diana Mangano is relegated to the role of back-up singer); Santana's amazing performance of "Black Magic Woman" accompanied by original Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green; George Harrison's son Dhani joining a version of the Traveling Wilburys performaing "Handle With Care" as a tribute to George (the band is then joined by Prince playing a monstrous guitar solo on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"); REM performing "Man on the Moon" with Eddie Vedder; Aerosmith playing "Sweet Emotion" with Kid Rock (the choruses sound pretty awful, but the rest of the song is killer); the Mamas and the Papas doing "California Dreaming" (Michelle looks genuinely thrilled to be there); and Queen doing "Tie Your Mother Down" accompanied by Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters. But probably the best moment is Metallica's performance of "Master of Puppets", which is just on fire. They also have both Jason Newsted and Robert Trujillo on bass, which is cool. They show that they still have their legendary stage prowess. So to music fans who love all aspects of rock -- who get as big a thrill out of seeing the Mamas and the Papas as they do Metallica -- this set is highly recommended.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 27, 2009
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