BOLIN, TOMMY - WHIPS AND ROSES Best of
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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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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.
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.
Il mio preferito indubbiamente!
What a treat!
We all lost Tommy WAY to early!!