The best of Alvin Lee is typically his latest release, IMHO. The youtube clips from the recent Raalte consert sort of proves my point there, because I've never heard him play and sing better before. I'm already sure "Still on the road to freedom" will be the best of them all.
Rolling up for the hystery tour..
Jun 23, 2012 - 11:17PM
Re: The Best of Alvin Lee - Magical Hystery Tour
Your "Recorded Live" suggestion isn't all that controversial, Reg - at least in my not very humble at all opinion. Add another disc with some of the newer stuff and there you have it!
By the way, Reg I hope you aren't putting me' at the back of the bus . . .
No. Don't worry. The entire back seat is reserved for Pieter.
Jun 24, 2012 - 9:09AM
Re: The Best of Alvin Lee
Now Reg, that's not your way of saying that TYA was Alvin Lee, is it?
Nearly correct Alan, nearly. That photo was used (many times) as a 'teaser' advertising campaign in 1973, for 'Recorded Live'. Reg says 'teaser campaign', as the advert was just that photo, with no other info apart from just the words 'Watch it!'. It was only nearer the date of the release that more info about what was being advertised also appeared.
And in a controversial note Reg could point out that, ironically, if you really did want 'The Best of Alvin Lee' it is 'Recorded Live' that you should be buying.
No. It's a belief that that was when they were all at their best. (Certainly live, anyway.) Seasoned, without being stale. Mature performers, although still with the energy of young men still in their twenties. Masters of their craft. At their performing peak. Etc.