Tommy Bolin Whips and Roses

Whips and Roses
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CD Details

  • Released: April 24, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Steamhammer


Product Description:

Personnel: Tommy Bolin (guitar).
Audio Mixers: Greg Hampton; Fabrizio V. Zee Grossi; Chris Collier.
Liner Note Author: Simon Robinson.
Illustrator: Chuck Wright.
Photographer: Jon Levicke.
Since the release of 1996's stellar From the Archives, Vol. 1, it's understandable to say that Tommy Bolin Archives subsequently went a bit overboard (it seemed like they released every single piece of tape they could get their hands on -- regardless of the sound quality). But when Tommy's younger brother, John Bolin, discovered a box full of forgotten tapes, the finest archival release since Archives, Vol. 1 was in place -- 2006's Whips and Roses. Featuring both strong alternate takes of Teaser classics and several previously unheard instrumental jams, Whips and Roses is unquestionably the best-sounding Bolin CD ever released (the project's producer, Greg Hampton, should certainly be commended). New versions of the hard-rocking "Teaser" and the Wes Montgomery-esque "Savannah Woman" come close to matching the officially released versions (adding grit to the playing improves the sometimes too-smooth sounds of Teaser). And out of the instrumentals, a killer take of "Crazed Fandango" (titled here as simply "Fandango") and "Cookoo" (which contains traces of the Teaser instrumental "Homeward Strut") are certainly standouts. It's rare that a compilation of outtakes could serve as a fine introduction for the new fan, but the material on Whips and Roses is so strong that it comes close to accomplishing this feat. A fine sampling of one of rock's all-time great guitarists. ~ Greg Prato

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  • UPC: 693723785820
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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