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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Comparisons to MTV Unplugged tend to be thrown around in an attempt to promote any pre-Unplugged acoustic music by linking it with a successful, more contemporary phenomenon, but Tesla's Five Man Acoustical Jam was actually a legitimate predecessor of the trend -- it bears a strong resemblance to early Unplugged sessions in its informality and sense that the band is just having fun. Perhaps more importantly, the fact that a cover of the Five Man Electrical Band's "Signs" became a Top Ten hit demonstrated that acoustic rock & roll -- not just ballads like Guns N' Roses' "Patience" or Extreme's "More Than Words" -- could find acceptance and commercial viability with rock ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Comparisons to MTV Unplugged tend to be thrown around in an attempt to promote any pre-Unplugged acoustic music by linking it with a successful, more contemporary phenomenon, but Tesla's Five Man Acoustical Jam was actually a legitimate predecessor of the trend -- it bears a strong resemblance to early Unplugged sessions in its informality and sense that the band is just having fun. Perhaps more importantly, the fact that a cover of the Five Man Electrical Band's "Signs" became a Top Ten hit demonstrated that acoustic rock & roll -- not just ballads like Guns N' Roses' "Patience" or Extreme's "More Than Words" -- could find acceptance and commercial viability with rock audiences. As for the musical results, Tesla's originals generally translate well to the acoustic format, though some of the jams tend to ramble and lose focus, a fact underscored by the tightly melodic covers of '60s classics like "Lodi" and "Mother's Little Helper." Still, this adds to the informal atmosphere, and the album is a nice change of pace from the rest of Tesla's catalog.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/8/1990
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 720642431122
  • Catalog Number: 24311
  • Sales rank: 35,265

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Comin' Atcha Live/Truckin' (7:23)
  2. 2 Heaven's Trail (No Way Out) (4:41)
  3. 3 The Way It Is (6:35)
  4. 4 We Can Work It Out (2:09)
  5. 5 Signs (3:15)
  6. 6 Gettin' Better (3:30)
  7. 7 Before My Eyes (6:06)
  8. 8 Paradise (5:49)
  9. 9 Lodi (2:51)
  10. 10 Mother's Little Helper (3:47)
  11. 11 Modern Day Cowboy (6:09)
  12. 12 Love Song (9:54)
  13. 13 Tommy's Down Home (2:04)
  14. 14 Down Fo' Boogie (3:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tesla Primary Artist
Frank Hannon Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Harmonica, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Jeff Keith Tambourine, Vocals
Troy Luccketta Percussion, Drums
Tommy Skeoch Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar
Brian Wheat Bass, Piano, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Frank Hannon Composer
David Hewitt Engineer
Jeff Keith Composer
Dan McClendon Producer, Engineer
Brian Wheat Composer
Dan McClendon Producer
Mike Beyer Engineer
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