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Thursday, 15 January 2015

Joey Molland: Portugal review translated



Review: Demos Old And New (Joey Molland)


Demos Old And New (Joey Molland) 
(2014, Gonzo Multimedia)
(4.9/6)


After the extraordinary reception that had the album Return To Memphis from Joey Molland , legendary member ofBadfinger , the British publisher Gonzo Multimedia found interesting sites to market two rare titles by the same author: one is a reissue of the album This Way Up from 2001 (we'll talk more in detail it soon); the other, what concerns us now is Demos Old And New . As the name implies, this disc is composed of a series of releases demo of themes ranging from 1972 ( Miss Misunderstood ) until 1995 ( Is not That A Dream andMirrors ) run for five line-ups different, with more than half just by Molland on guitar (acoustic many times) and voice. Interestingly, three of these themes, Is not That A Dream and Mirrors (1995) and still Moonlight (1981) appear in another disk now reissued, This Way Up . The first half of the album with a full band (or several, in this case) has very interesting topics versions of real rock n roll . Of particular note the use of harmonica, courtesy of Joe Savage , the themes of 1984, Borderline and Can't Stop or presence of the duo Eric Bretl / Gregg Eiden , in 1992, to excellent I Said It's Alright and Birdsong . To the end, the demos are homemade with only Molland and, of course, there are some good ideas, it is natural that the final result is not as exciting as having a real band and complete the run. Still, for those who followed the careers ofJoey Molland or even of Badfinger , this is a collector's piece with some interest. 


Tracklist: 
1. Said It’s Alright 
2. Borderline 
3. Birdsong 
4. Cadillac Blues 
5. Can’t Stop 
6. Clouds Of Love 
7. Isn’t That A Dream 
8. It’s True 
9. Mirrors 
10. Miss Misunderstood 
11. Moonlight 
12. Panning Gold 
13. Sometimes 
14. Walkin’ The Floor 
15. What You’re Doin’ 
16. When 
17. Miss Misunderstood 


Line-up: 
Joey Molland - vocals and guitars
Eric Brett, Brad Schulz, Bob Millea, Bobby Dean Wickland - bateria
Gregg Eidem, Al Wadtke, Tom Lecher, Larry Lee – baixo
Randy Anderson – guitarras
Joe Savage - Harmonica 
Harry Pulver - keyboards
Joe Tansin - guitars and vocals


Internet:

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT GONZO:

After The Pearl
CD - £9.99

The Pilgrim
CD - £9.99

Demos Old And New
CD - £9.99

Return To Memphis
SCD - £9.99

This Way Up
CD - £9.99

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