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Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get album for sale by Joe Walsh was released Dec 08, 2009 on the Audio Fidelity label. "Rocky Mountain Way," the tune that opens Joe Walsh's sophomore release (and remains one of his best-known songs), is a textbook example of Walsh's strengths. The song is driven by a slinky hard rock groove that boasts crunchy, distorted guitars, barrelhouse piano, wiry solos, and a catchy, singalong chorus--proving Walsh's penchant for mixing rock elements and radio-ready accessibility with a sense of wit and fun. Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get CD music contains a single disc with 9 songs. ...See Full Description
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what a great new cd to add to your collection-worth the money-thanks for the music and great service...marjorie
By mpuggo (keatchie LA USA)
||hard to mess up an already good thing!|
already a classic. Much better format. I hope the powers to be are paying arttention. we want original master gold recordings in order to listen to the music we grew up on in a totally accentuated intensely deliverable format.
By rrsnjs (Warrenton, Va.)
||Great remastered Gold CD|
This gold CD is a great audiophile remastered CD from original tapes. I have an older gold CD by MCA that is bested by this new one by Audio-Fidelity.
By cliff4d (Dallas, TX, USA)
I fell in lust with with Joe's guitar when my older brother turned me on to him in 1970 with the James Gang.
By kim (graniet city, il, usa)
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For the most part, this album showcases Joe's ability as a songwriter, rather than a hot shot guitarist. The chemistry among the band members created a spark under Joe's butt & they all wrote a song or two for Smoker.
By billkey (Rogers, AR USA)
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Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||8032932|
|Release Date||Dec 08, 2009|
|Producer||Joe Walsh; Bill Szymcyzk|
|Engineer||Al Blazek; Ronnie Alpert; Howie Alpert; Mike Stone; Bill Szymcyzk|
|Recording Time||36 minutes|
|Personnel||Joe Walsh - vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer|
Joe Vitale - vocals, flute, keyboards, synthesizer, drums
Kenny Passarelli - vocals
Rocke Grace - vocals, keyboards
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On display here is the Allmans' fabled chemistry at its finest. The band not only rocks, it rolls, swings, and stretches out in exploratory, jazzy passages. The dual guitar interplay of Duane Allman and Dickey Betts glides effortlessly over the propulsive rhythm section of Oakley and twin drummers Jaimoe and Butch Trucks, while Greg Allman's powerful blues voice and melodic keyboard work provides the icing on the cake. Though the later-released THE FILLMORE CONCERTS presents these songs in their original entirety, AT FILLMORE EAST, with its seamless edits of multiple performances, may be the superior recording. It highlights all the glint and sparkle of what still ranks among the best jamming committed to record.
The Allman Brothers Band: Gregg Allman (vocals, piano, organ); Duane Allman (guitar, slide guitar); Dickey Betts (guitar); Berry Oakley (bass instrument); Jai Johanny Johanson (drums, congas, timbales); Butch Trucks (drums, timpani).
Personnel: Berry Oakley (bass guitar); Jaimoe Johnson (drums, congas, timbales).
Recording information: The Fillmore East (03/12/1971/03/13/1971).
Photographer: Jim Marshall .
Arranger: The Allman Brothers Band.
The Allman Brothers Band: Gregg Allman (vocals, piano, organ); Dickey Betts (guitar); Duane Allman (guitar, slide guitar); Berry Oakley (bass); Jai Johanny Johanson (drums, congas, timbales); Butch Trucks (drums, timpani).
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