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John Teitelbaum

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (4 of 4)
Location: Lewiston, ME
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 522,491 - Total Helpful Votes: 4 of 4
The Last Waltz (Box) ~ The Band
Having bought the bootlegged Complete Last Waltz, I was already familiar with a lot of the unreleased material. As soon as my package from Amazon.com came, I put in Disc 2 and listened to Acadian Driftwood (my favorite Band song)and was blown away by the sound quality. The 80 page book that comes with the CD's is mint (with a heartwarming 2 pages devoted to Rick Danko and Richard Manuel's memory) and a great have for any Band fan (or music fan for that matter). For a group that had little commerical success, this is a 4 CD legacy that will hopefully be enjoyed by generations to come. I know I'll be buying the DVD the day it comes out. R.I.P. Rick and Richard
Northern Lights - Southern Cross (Remastered / Exp&hellip ~ Band
While I think that The Band's final album, "Islands", is a good album, I have trouble classifying it as one of their own because they were under terrible time constraints and contractual obligations (not to mention that Last Waltz debacle) that prevented them from delving deep into their musical and vocal talents. "Northern Lights-Southern Cross" is by far their best studio album since "The Band". Each track has a distinct and sweet flavor to it. "Forbidden Fruit" features some of Levon Helm's best vocals, "Hobo Jungle" is one of Richard Manuel's finest vehicles, both vocally and musically, "Ophelia" is another great bluesy song… Read more
Times Like These ~ Rick Danko
Times Like These ~ Rick Danko
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a great farewell, Sept. 17 2001
The trend nowadays is to look upon a mediocre album as great if the artist has recently passed away. Many may think that I gave this album 5 stars because of Rick's passing nearly two years ago, but this is by far the best solo work he has done. Each song has a different flavor to it, unlike his self-titled album, which, while an extraordinary album, has many tracks that sound a lot alike. "Times Like These" is not a great album. It's a classic. Tears were brought to my eyes when I first listened to this on Christmas Day last year. Rick's sweet, trembling voice will never be equaled and, even after 40 years of smoking cigarettes, one would still be hardpressed to find… Read more