Two fine Roy Atlantic albums get re-released on CD
August 14, 2017
I already had Loading Zone on CD (& LP). I've been waiting three decades for You're Not Alone to be issued again on CD. I took the first two You're Not Alone LPs back to the store due to noise in the pressing. After the third made the same noise I guessed it was the stamper, and I gave up. Both are great Roy albums.
Now I have set aside my other Loading Zone CD for this one. Loading Zone was produced by Stanley Clarke, who also picks up his bass for a couple cuts. It is a jazzier strong major label release.
The capper of this two CD set is that You're Not Alone is now available in a remastered CD. "Remastered in 2017 by Andrew Thompson at Sound Performance, London," a great job, spacious sound quality, plus no noisome surface noise. The remastering is perfect, clear, distinct and loud but not ear-shattering or distorted. The first track was used for the title credits for Carl Sagan's ("billions and billions") 1980's original PBS TV series, Cosmos. This sets the tone for the album, a little spacier, a little bluesier, a little Pink Floyd-ish, a rousing rocker in places with two covers, Joe Walsh's Turned To Stone and Neil Young's Down By The River, both later frequent visitors to Roy's live set.
Roy was a unique guitarist who needs to be experienced in order to understand. Sadly Roy has been gone from this world for a long time, but his music will live here forever. Get these two enjoyable RB albums, one once hard or expensive to find on CD, now that this set is available.
I would recommend this to a friend
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