Brooks, Terry and Strange - Rock The World

Year of Release: 2002
Label: Akarma
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: LP
Total Time: 75:16:00

This is the first release of this ultra rare live material from Terry Brooks And Strange. You get two high quality LPs, which are green and red, a 50 x 70 poster, and colored pictures of Brooks performing inside the gatefold sleeves.

Brooks reminded me of Ian Hunter with his corkscrew hair and shades in place. He plays one mean guitar on Rock The World which was recorded live in Orlando, Florida in 1980. You will get a real good taste of what he sounded like on the four sides offered here. The one drawback was his overuse of the echo on his voice. On just about every song, he used that effect and I cannot figure out why because he proves what a great rock voice he has towards the end of the recording on "Dream" and "New York Connection," minus all of the big sounding effects. I guess you can attribute it to the overkill factor and his efforts to make an impression on his audience, which he succeeds in doing regardless.

He appreciated Hendrix and emulates his hero on many occasions during the course of the concert. The inner sleeve of the LPs has a quote from the great one as well. If you have always appreciated guitar pyrotechnics and psychedelic blues tinged rock you will have a good time spinning these platters.

[Brooks has made this and his other releases available for download via purchase at Amazon and iTunes -ed. July 2009]

Side One: Mr. Strange (7:57) / Child Of The City (8:11)

Side Two: You Will Be Love (17:35)

Side Three: Rock The World (13:49) / Down And Dirty Blues (7:21)

Side Four: Rock And Roll Woman (5:51) / Bottom Line (7:00) / Dream (4:53) / New York Connection (4:39)

Terry R. Brooks - lead guitar & vocals
Donnie Cappetta -drums
Mark Bishop - bass

Translucent World (1973)
To Earth With Love (1980)
Raw Power (1984)
Rock The World (live) (2002)
Earth To Infinity (2009)
Rock Force (2009)

Genre: Rock

Origin US

Added: November 17th 2002
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
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Language: english


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