Live at Knebworth [Eagle Rock]

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All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
Beginning in 1976 a British organization called Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy -- a charity that aids mentally and physically challenged children in the U.K. -- presented what it called its annual Silver Clef Award to an artist the organization decided somehow served the British music industry. When Nordoff-Robbins decided to put together a fundraiser in 1990, it called upon the winners of that award and presented several of them in concert at Knebworth. This two-disc set compiles performances from that concert, and as is often the case with all-star events, the quality of music varies wildly from inspired to forgettable. Oddly, the show is opened by Tears for Fears, the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
Beginning in 1976 a British organization called Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy -- a charity that aids mentally and physically challenged children in the U.K. -- presented what it called its annual Silver Clef Award to an artist the organization decided somehow served the British music industry. When Nordoff-Robbins decided to put together a fundraiser in 1990, it called upon the winners of that award and presented several of them in concert at Knebworth. This two-disc set compiles performances from that concert, and as is often the case with all-star events, the quality of music varies wildly from inspired to forgettable. Oddly, the show is opened by Tears for Fears, the only act on the bill not to have won the award. Nonetheless, their ever-catchy "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" sets a spirited tone, which is then carried on by 1981 winners Status Quo, whose ageless boogying engages the audience despite its inherent plodding thump. Cliff Richard & the Shadows serve as a reminder that British rock prior to the Beatles was fun if far from original, but the first sparks come at the end of Robert Plant's set, when Jimmy Page joins the singer for a crunching take on the Zeppelin semi-obscurity "Wearing and Tearing." The bulk of Genesis' segment is given over to a drawn-out "Turn It on Again Medley" that incorporates brief snippets of oldies ranging from the Who's "Pinball Wizard" to the Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling." A side note to the record label: the song credited as Darby Slick's "Somebody to Love," a huge hit for Jefferson Airplane, is in reality Solomon Burke's "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love," written by Burke, Bert Berns, and Jerry Wexler. Might want to adjust those royalty payments. Disc two is where all the heavy-hitters reside. Phil Collins leaves his Genesis mates behind to reprise his execrable solo hit "Sussudio," before relinquishing the stage to Eric Clapton, who resorts to the crowd-pleasing "Sunshine of Your Love," which unsurprisingly doesn't hold a candle here to the Cream original. Dire Straits' "I Think I Love You Too Much" proves that Mark Knopfler remains one of rock's most underrated guitarists, Elton John offers two sides of his persona with "Sad Songs Say So Much" and "Saturday Night's All Right For Fighting," and, finally, the show closes down with Paul McCartney and Pink Floyd. Macca probably could have chosen a more popular song from his catalog than the disco-era "Coming Up" and the overplayed "Hey Jude," but he's Paul McCartney, so he basically gets away with anything he chooses to do, and of course he does it superbly. And if the audience minded the absence of Roger Waters when Pink Floyd wrapped it all up with "Comfortably Numb" and "Run Like Hell," they certainly didn't voice any disapproval. A document of an event more than a set that will be listened to again and again, Live at Knebworth also available on DVD is worth the price if only because its proceeds continue to benefit Nordoff-Robbins, as well as the equally worth Brit School of Performing Arts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/23/2010
  • Label: Eagle Records
  • UPC: 826992017327
  • Catalog Number: 20173
  • Sales rank: 208,486

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears (4:49)
  2. 2 Badman's Song - Tears for Fears (11:23)
  3. 3 Dirty Water - Status Quo (4:17)
  4. 4 Whatever You Want - Status Quo (4:15)
  5. 5 Rockin' All Over the World - Status Quo (4:06)
  6. 6 Do You Wanna Dance - Cliff Richard & the Shadows (2:28)
  7. 7 On the Beach - Cliff Richard & the Shadows (2:47)
  8. 8 Hurting Kind - Robert Plant (5:04)
  9. 9 Liar's Dance - Robert Plant (3:52)
  10. 10 Tall Cool One - Robert Plant (5:19)
  11. 11 Wearing and Tearing - Robert Plant (6:16)
  12. 12 Mama - Genesis (7:20)
  13. 13 Turn It On Again Medley: Somebody to Love/Satisfaction/Twist and Shout/ - Genesis (11:10)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Sussudio - Phil Collins & the Serious Band (7:19)
  2. 2 Sunshine of Your Love - Eric Clapton (11:47)
  3. 3 Think I Love You Too Much - Dire Straits (6:05)
  4. 4 Sad Songs (Say So Much) - Elton John (5:30)
  5. 5 Saturday Night's All Right (For Fighting) - Elton John (4:56)
  6. 6 Coming Up - Paul McCartney (4:55)
  7. 7 Hey Jude - Paul McCartney (7:05)
  8. 8 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd (8:57)
  9. 9 Run Like Hell - Pink Floyd (7:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Andy Davis Keyboards
Oleta Adams Piano, Vocals
Phil Collins Drums, Vocals
Elton John Piano, Vocals
Paul McCartney Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Jimmy Page Guitar
Robert Plant Vocals
Cliff Richard Vocals
Candy Dulfer Saxophone
Daryl Stuermer Guitar, Bass Guitar
Chester Thompson Drums
Brian Bennett Drums
John Illsley Bass Guitar
Hank Marvin Guitar, Vocals
Nick Mason Drums
Tim Renwick Guitar
Richard Wright Keyboards
Adele Bertei Background Vocals
Curt Smith Bass Guitar, Vocals
Tony Banks Keyboards
Ray Beavis Brass
Doug Boyle Guitar
Sam Brown Background Vocals
Vicki Brown Background Vocals
Bridgette Bryant Background Vocals
Jon Carin Keyboards
Eric Clapton Guitar, Vocals
Brad Cole Keyboards
Ray Cooper Percussion
Jim Copley Drums
Rahmlee Michael Davis Brass
John Earle Brass
Nathan East Bass Guitar
Steve Ferrone Drums
Guy Fletcher Keyboards
David Gilmour Guitar, Vocals
Chris Gower Brass
William Gregory Saxophone
Mark Griffiths Bass Guitar
Cliff Hall Keyboards
Dick Hanson Brass
Pete Howarth Background Vocals
Phil Johnstone Keyboards
Harry Kim Brass
Katie Kissoon Background Vocals
Mark Knopfler Guitar, Vocals
Lui Lui Brass
Robbie McIntosh Guitar, Vocals
Durga McBroom Background Vocals
Linda McCartney Keyboards, Vocals
Paul Moessl Synthesizer
Mick Mullins Background Vocals
Keith Murrell Background Vocals
Don Myrick Brass
Tessa Niles Background Vocals
Roland Orzabal Guitar, Vocals
Phil Palmer Guitar
Rick Parfitt Guitar, Vocals
Greg Phillinganes Keyboards
Guy Pratt Bass Guitar
Jeff Rich Drums
Francis Rossi Guitar, Vocals
Mike Rutherford Guitar, Bass Guitar
Lee Sklar Bass Guitar
Carole Steele Percussion
Biti Strauchn Background Vocals
Hamish Stuart Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Clare Torry Background Vocals
Bruce Welch Guitar, Vocals
Fred White Background Vocals
Chris Whitten Drums
Paul "Wix" Wickens Keyboards, Vocals
Arnold McCuller Background Vocals
Andrew Bown Keyboards
Gary Wallis Percussion
Charlie Jones Bass Guitar
John "Rhino" Edwards Bass Guitar
Neil Taylor Guitar
Chris Blackwell Drums
Technical Credits
Jack Bruce Composer
Phil Collins Composer
John Fogerty Composer
Mick Jagger Composer
Elton John Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Pete Townshend Composer
Roger Waters Composer
Barry Mann Composer
Phil Spector Composer
Tony Banks Composer
Pete Brown Composer
Eric Clapton Composer
Pete Craigie Engineer
Lamont Dozier Composer
Mike Fraser Engineer
David Gilmour Composer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Chris Kimsey Producer
Mark Knopfler Composer
Phil Medley Composer
Mike Rutherford Composer
Darby Slick Composer
Bernie Taupin Composer
Cynthia Weil Composer
Gary Stewart Engineer
Michelle Reynolds Engineer
Nick Reynolds Engineer
Dave Dee Liner Notes
Pickett Composer
Tim Summerhaze Engineer
Chris Buchanan Mastering
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