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  • Audio CD (April 25 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Best of
  • Label: eOne Music
  • ASIN: B000F1HG2Y
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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1. Teaser 4:50
2. Fandango 6:12
3. Wild Dogs 8:19
4. Cookoo 4:57
5. Savannah Woman 3:31
6. Marching Powder 5:55
7. Flyin’ Fingers 15:54
8. Dreamer 5:20
9. Just Don’t Fall Down 10:47
10. Blowin Your Cookies 12:09

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SPV have compiled this new Bolin retrospective, entitled Whips And Roses 1 featuring previously unreleased tracks, which testify to the American's amazing talent as a guitarist, vocalist and composer. All tracks on Whips And Roses are either alternative versions of familiar material or previously unreleased songs from incredible studio sessions, previously believed to have been lost. The title track of his solo debut, Teaser, Savannah Woman and Dreamer come in haunting versions, attesting to Bolin's unbelievably light style. Flying Fingers, with almost 16 minutes playing time, proves Tommy's amazing diversity as a guitar hero. Tommy today would be better than Jimi Hendrix, if both were still alive, claims producer Greg Hampton, who worked on Whips And Roses together with Bolin's brother Johnnie.

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Tommy Bolin playing on his own is a completely different thing from Tommy Bolin Playing with the James Gang. Why is a question that you would need to ask him I suppose but it is obvious that his music is constrained and restricted when he is playing in that trio, when he plays on his own he is a totally free entity who reminds me a great deal of Robin Trower at times, he is much freer to let go and simply let go and allow himself to play the axe in the manner that he feels free to do, others must come to him rather than him needing to fill a space within a confined group...I saw this in The Hague with Eric Clapton when he was jamming in a set up of top notch jazz players. He was out of his element and he simply was confined to playing in an area that he was totally unaccustomed to doing it showed quickly and so much so that he came back at the end of the set to play a great number of his tunes in Acoustic mode to please the crowd ...Now that is a true artist, thinking of the crowd first and attempting to make things right at the end of the gig...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tommy Bolin Aug. 4 2009
By Steve R. Schmiedbauer - Published on
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This record "Whips and Roses" which is some of the initial version of the released record "Teaser" has been long overdue. The record " Whips and Roses " exposes a very experimental Tommy Bolin as he moves and drifts around all of the genres of music in this set. I have been a fan for many years and actually saw this incredible talent live once, and am very grateful that I did.
It is unfortunate that upon the death of a great talent, the very incling that there is music on a vault tape usually ends up as a "best of CD", and then poorly crafted and really does no justice to the deceased. However this particular record " Whips and Roses is superbly remastered and is most of the recorded material that would have been used on Tommy's next release. I Highly recommend that any one who is a long time fan or a new comer fan of Tommy Bolin purchase this CD. It is reasonably priced and readily available. I have listened to most of the other " Jump on the band wagon " releases of Tommy Bolins archives and most are worthless. There is a CD release of the band Energy that is really superb but it is also very over priced. Stay away from most of the best of and archive stuff, Whips and Roses is by far the best, you will not be disappointed.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars In a word - Brilliant! May 2 2006
By B. Worth - Published on
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This CD has been long anticipated and it does not disappoint. As was the case with Tommy's two solo albums, there is something for everyone here. There a few alternate versions of songs that ended up on his Teaser album. For example, the song "Teaser" is much more aggressive than the version that ended up on the album of the same name and, in my opinion, is better for it. And there are a handful of superb in-studio jamming that will make the hair on your arms stand up. There is so much of Tommy's guitar buzzing around these tracks that any fan of his (and/or fans of rock/jazz-rock) will be satisfied.

I have only two negative comments (and the reasons why I can't give it a full 5 out of 5 stars): the last 2 songs are not relevant to the bulk of material contained herein. The song "Just Don't Fall Down" is clearly Energy running through their epic instrumental "Hoka Hey" live on stage somewhere in 1972 and "Blowin' Your Cookies" is an excerpt from Tommy's jam with the house band at the Seven Seas Lounge in Miami, FL (a night or two before his untimely death in Dec 1976). Its all good music to have in the collection but some more detailed sleevnotes would be helpful for Bolin fanatics such as myself. Which segues nicely to my 2nd issue: the sleeve notes lack any identification of the musicians accompanying Tommy and that is a shame because whomever the uncredited persons playing the bass and drums were, they were doing a marvelous job.

Thank you to the Bolin family and everyone who has worked on this set. I can't wait for the next installment.

PS: I don't know what the reviewer, Harlan Busch is on about below but this is definitely not T. Rex/Marc Bolan! Methinks he is quite mistaken and should retract his erroneous review for the benefit of all visitors to this page.
5.0 out of 5 stars un cd che merita di essere acquistato! June 16 2007
By Tremoglie Giuliano - Published on
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La ragione è questa: il lavoro di rimasterizzazione è eccellente, i brani hanno un sound ottimo, sopratutto teaser, la varietà dei brani e di stile fanno di questo cd una pietra miliare del rock.
Il mio preferito indubbiamente!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jazz-Rock guitar that will leave your jaw on the floor! Nov. 22 2007
By 1Bruceman - Published on
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Listen to a sample of "Wild Dogs", pick your jaw up off of the floor, buy this album and PLAY IT LOUD....on a Premium Sound System.

What a treat!

We all lost Tommy WAY to early!!

Rock On!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Tommy Bolin Spanking out some tunes. Aug. 11 2009
By E. Johnson - Published on
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Great Bolin sound and great Bolin grooves. If you are a Bolin listener you will enjoy this cruising on the back roads.

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