Daryl R. Budd

Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (4 of 5)
Location: Chesterfield, MO United States


Top Reviewer Ranking: 447,210 - Total Helpful Votes: 4 of 5
Greendale (W/ Bonus DVD) ~ Neil Young
5.0 out of 5 stars He pulled it off !!!, Aug. 19 2003
What can I say? This guy (Neil Young) is incredible. For somebody his age and of his accomplishments to come up with something so fresh, original, and at the same time, entertaining, is amazing. I just heard the CD in its entirety at a friend's house. Also, I saw Neil in concert in St Louis on August 10, where he performed the whole CD live. The show was fantastic! Neil has stayed true to his ideological roots while at the same time making them relevant to the year 2003. A great concept album which doesn't just have great concepts, but great music, too.
Close to the Edge ~ Yes
Yes released Close to the Edge back in 1972, following the very successful "Fragile" album which yielded a bona fide top 40 hit, "Roundabout". But Yes has never really been about hit singles ("Owner of a lonely heart", notwithstanding), and Fragile fits nicely into the prog rock mold. With Close to the Edge, Yes hit their absolute peak. That doesn't mean that they didn't produce anything good after this, but this album marks their highest pinnacle. They are clearly in their creative prime both individually and collectively with this album. There are three songs on the album: the marathon "Close to the Edge", and the "shorter" (but still… Read more
Journey to the Centre of the Earth ~ Rick Wakeman
This is one fun piece of music. If you are not into 1970s progressive rock, like Yes or King Crimsom or ELP, chances are that you won't like this album, either. But who knows? Maybe you should give this piece of music a chance, especially if you enjoy classical music. I don't always enjoy fusions of Rock and Classical, but Wakeman makes it work here. His keyboard playing here is, I believe, at an all time peak. Yes, the music does have a 70s feel to it, but if you can get past that, you'll realize that it really is some great music.