Paul Wallis

Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (7 of 9)


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Grace For Drowning ~ Steven Wilson
Grace For Drowning ~ Steven Wilson
When I first heard this recording I liked it but what!! There was nothing new and, mistakenly, I thought the writing was not up to some the more inspiring Porcupine Tree material.

After attending the live concert, I revisted the CD (mainly to see if I could recognize any of the material) and was blown away. The CD has grown on me like no other and, I belive, it is because of the writing. Postcard, Index, Track One, Deform to Form a Star and No Part of Me deserve particular mention.

Wilson clearly shows his roots on this CD. Robert Fripp must have smiled when he heard Raider II. The King Crimson album, Lizard, came to mind when I heard this. In… Read more
1966-1970: Anthology Box ~ Quicksilver Messenger Service
1966-1970: Anthology Box ~ Quicksilver Messenger Service
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware!!, Oct. 26 2011
Well........what can I say. This was pretty diasappointing and I wish I would have read the reviews from other unfortunate buyers before I bought.

In most cases the sound is BAD..........bootleg quality and lower. A couple of good reditions like THE FOOL and MONA (different arrangement) but most sounds like sessions held in a basement with few people clapping in the backgound.

Happy Trails was a brilliant album and I guess I have been looking for more the same in outtakes and live sets. I guess it is not there.

The set was cheap enough and I did not feel two badly burned!!! Still 25 bucks is 25 bucks!!!

Avoid this set and play Happy Trails to… Read more
40th Anniversary Reunion Concert [Blu-ray] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Emerson Lake & Palmer
40th Anniversary Reunion Concert [Blu-ray] Blu-ray ~ Emerson Lake & Palmer
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
What a shame......!!! Here is a band that was groundbreaking in the seventies. Emerson was a pioneer in using synthesizers; so much so that Bob Moog was closely associated with him. Greg Lake had enough melodic sense to keep the group balanced and, while the lyrics were pretentious, at least he could sing and give the group a certain commercial appeal.

Now what do we have??? This DVD is so bad I was hard pressed to give it one star. I couldn't even get past the first song!!!. There were so many mistakes, I couldn't take it. Emerson plays wrong notes in the wrong key , so much so, Karn Evil was just that......EVIL!! Greg Lake must weigh 300 lbs. and his voice is shot… Read more

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