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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. It blows away the Geffen issue.. Verified Purchase. First off, let me say that I own this in multiple formats from first edition vinyl to Mobile Fidelity UltraDisc gold Compact Disc which is incredible btw. The cover is great card stock, printed well.
Inner sleeve is just white paper. The fit and finish are terrible. The lead in on mine has a horrible dimple right off the bat that sounds like a horrible scratch but is playable. After the first 15 seconds it moves past the dimple, however, the vinyl is just not quiet.
Even after a thorough cleaning, which helped, there is still some snap, crackle and pop at times. Maybe after a couple of plays the burrs will wear off dreaming. It does not skip however, and the master is Full Spectrum Stereo and in between the pops sounds pretty impressive, so no complaints there. Raw in your face blues recorded well, on a night when the crowd was electrifying, and King responds accordingly.
Starting with the words "Ladies and gentlemen, how about a nice, warm round of applause to welcome the world's greatest blues singer, the king of the blues, BB King," the band launches right into "Every Day I Have The Blues", with the full drum and horns, before that silky guitar sound glides over us, giving way to that shouting of the title, twice, and then the verses.
The album is known for lots of great stage banter, and whooping by audience members during songs great audience interplay here! If we should happen to play one that you should remember, let us know by making some noise. The horn section is great, and very very tight.
Considered one of the great blues albums of all time despite BB King's relatively low consideration of it; allmusic. Of course, that recording doesn't include all of the songs that are on this, and on Live At The Regal you can hear wonderful moments like BB King's speech and interlude in "Sweet Little Angel.
BB King, Live at the Regal, is often cited as the one record that changed people's music taste to the blues; the performance recorded is top-rate, but the CD is short, just under 35' This 1 star review isn't another music. This is BB King at his best. This is about the quality of the vinyl. My copy has dimples all over it. Like water droplets marked the vinyl while it was being pressed.
Never seen it before. There does seem to be some distortion that is barely audible. Also the sleeve was slightly damaged. This isn't the first time I've recurved poor quality vinyl from Amazon. If you like blues, you should own this album. If you don't like blues, you should buy this album and learn why you were so wrong about not liking the blues.
It is a really nice product. The album wrap, cover, liner and record were good quality. Upon removing the record from the liner for the first time it was significantly warped.
The album had been shipped in a large cardboard box with air cell cushioning and the summer weather in my locale had been in excess of degrees Fahrenheit. The ambient temperature and uneven support of the packaging may have contributed to the warped condition of the vinyl disc, but I don't really know what caused the warping.
The record did play on my phonograph; the needle and needle arm road over the warping without skipping and the playback quality was good.
I bought it for fun, it was not an expensive item to me, and it sounded okay, so I decided not to return it and just use it as is. I may try to gently flatten the disc with the heat from a hairdryer, or something. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. King, it will live on forever. King and his band left an undeniable musical fingerprint on the human race. BG is a free magazine bringing you stories about Buddy Guy's Legends, blues music, and music generally. Please direct submissions to buddyguyslegends gmail.
More Posts - Twitter - Facebook. Blues songs tell a story, but unlike many pop songs they do it with feeling and BB had feeling by the bucket-load. Listen to Live At The Regal right now. Live at the Regal was recorded on November 21, at the theatre of the same name in Chicago, Illinois. In the days before pop concerts were aired in their entirety on TV it did not matter that artists like King rarely strayed from the script.
Like the best music hall comedians in that pre TV dominated age he trotted out the same spiel night after night, but like the greatest artists, BB always made it sound fresh, made it sound like he was addressing you personally, telling you that stuff for the first time. The staples in his live shows, the songs he performed thousands of times, indeed did stem from his earliest recordings.