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Helpful votes received on reviews: 72% (285 of 398)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 683 - Total Helpful Votes: 285 of 398
Roost ,by Bryan, Ali ( 2013 ) Paperback by Ali Bryan
This is a perfect first-person narrative. It crackles. It's economical, which means that it dashes so lightly, so very lightly. Crackingly. Energetically. With a consistent humour that sometimes appears unexpectedly, in the middle of spare exposition, as if dropping down from above, impishly making a face, getting an instant reaction from you. I got the sense that Ms Bryan got to tell the story she'd set out to. It reminded me of the best indie flicks: very personal. Lovely stuff.
NEW Farewell I Tour-live From Melb (DVD)
First off, I cannot imagine someone (meaning 'an Eagles fan') not being satisfied with this. It's pretty damned amazing in what it presents, what unfolds, the whole kit and kaboodle. The music is about as good as it could get, the sound off the DVD is stellar, and the visuals pretty much match them. A fabulous performance, incredible production values... In a way, I'm stunned. Stunned and grinning.

If you're an Eagles fan, this DVD is well worth the money.

As for the musings...

-The Eagles were part of my teenaged years. (Oddly -?- enough, so were Jackson Browne and Dan Fogelberg, contemporaries and friends of the band.) I scalped tickets for the March '78… Read more
History of the Eagles: The Story of an American Ba&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ The Eagles
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I wish there'd been a separate DVD dealing with each of the songs. What its genesis was, who contributed what, how it all came together. These were the bits of the History that I found most fascinating. The inside scoop, as it were.

Now. As for Henley & Frey and Don Felder...

There's a bit in here where Frey is talking about the audio tape that Felder sent him and Henley. "Felder sent Henley and I instrumental tapes. Song ideas. 95% of 'em were cluttered with guitar licks, and we would listen to these things and go "Well, where do ya sing?"
And yet for 'Life in the Fast Lane', Joe Walsh is in the studio, warming up, and Frey hears him play what amounts to a… Read more

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