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SHORTS

Burnin' Red Ivanhoe

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

1.32 | 6 ratings

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UMUR
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1 stars Shorts is the sixth studio album from Danish act Burninī Red Ivanhoe. I havenīt heard their fifth effort from 1974 called Right On, but Iīm sure that Shorts is in a very different style because this album truly belongs in the eighties.

I donīt know if the original LP version only had ten songs as it is stated here on PA but the CD version that I have is a double CD. The first CD contains the same ten songs that were on the LP version while the second CD contains the same songs but now with English sung lyrics. The first CD has Danish sung lyrics.

The music is far from the experimental Jazz/ Rock style Burninī Red Ivanhoe is generally known for and Iīm sure that fans of the first three and most famous albums would cringe with embarrasment if they heard Shorts because this is bad eighties AOR if Iīm being nice and really bad AOR if Iīm not. You can still hear Karsten Vogelīs saxophone playing here and there but itīs about the only thing that links this album to Burninī Red Ivanhoe of the seventies. What a shame. This is such a cheesy album full of simple pop tunes with trivial arranged instrumentation.

The musicianship is good, but itīs no surprise if youīve heard their albums from the seventies.

The production is a horror of an eighties production. Just listen to that terrible drum sound.

This is a terrible disappointment for me and even though I read on the inner sleeve to Burninī Red Ivanhoeīs debut album M144 that the eighties werenīt very good for the band, I imagined that their excellent music just wasnīt inn at the time, but sadly itīs the other way around. The music was simply too bad to be enjoyed by anyone at the time. There is literally nothing I enjoy on this album and even though the musicianship is good I canīt give this album more than 1 star. BIG disappointment. I can highly recommend that you stay away from this one and purchase one of the first three albums from the band instead.

UMUR | 1/5 |

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