Tasavallan Presidentti - Six + Live! CD (album) cover


Tasavallan Presidentti


Jazz Rock/Fusion

2.09 | 4 ratings

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2 stars I had this DVD but sold it away. It was so boring. Sadly it seems to be the only DVD of Tasavallan Presidentti, and as such it may turn out to be a disappointment to many. It's filmed in concerts of November 2006 (Helsinki and Tampere, Finland), featuring mostly music from the Six Complete album of the same year. I'm not fond of it, it's bluesy jazz-rock with quite a little progressive elements. The singer Frank Robson has obviously less variety than 40-odd years ago; now his singing is rough blues. Older, classic stuff is quite absent. Also the stage setting and camera work are totally uninspired.

The line-up is almost the same as in 1969: Robson, Juhani Aaltonen (sax, flute), Jukka Tolonen (guitars), Vesa Aaltonen (drums), plus Heikki Virtanen on bass. An achievement in itself, must admit. But the reunion lacks real spark, the material is rather dull in my opinion. Interview was as boring as the concert. Some nice memories here and there but it all was vague. Not recommended, unless you know you like the newer stuff enough.

Matti | 2/5 |


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