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Live, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

CD 1
1. Can You Follow? (1:56)
2. Running Thro' Our Hands (4:13)
3. Over the Cliff (3:46)
4. Statues (7:37)
5. First Time I Met the Blues (4:47)
6. Smiles & Grins (9:48)
7. Bird Alone (9:56)
8. Neighbor, Neighbor (5:32)
9. Born Under a Bad Sign (6:17)

Total Time 53:52

CD 2
1. Ships in the Night (5:20)
2. Never Tell your Mother She's Out of Tune (4:19)
3. Theme for an Imaginary Western (6:00)
4. Golden Days (5:38)
5. Life On Earth (5:21)
6. NSU (6:29)
7. Sitting On Top of the World (6:52)
8. Politician (5:39)
9. Spoonful (9:13)
10. Sunshine of Your Love (8:07)

Total Time 62:58

Line-up / Musicians

- Jack Bruce / vocals, bass, piano
- Maggie Reilly / vocals
- Gary "Mudbone" Cooper / vocals, percussion
- Gary Moore / guitar, vocals
- Clem Clempson / guitars
- Dick Heckstall-Smith / saxophones
- Art Themen / saxophone
- Henry Lowther / trumpet
- John Mumford / trombone
- Bernie Worrell / hammond organ, piano
- Jonas Bruce / piano, keyboards
- Malcolm Bruce / acoustic guitar, keyboards
- Francois Garny / bass
- Ginger Baker / drums
- Simon Phillips / drums
- Gary Husband / drums, keyboards
- Pete Brown / vocals, percussion
- Kip Hanrahan / himself

Releases information

2CD CMP CD 1004 (1994)

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Review by Evolver
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4 stars This double CD set was recorded at Jack Bruce's fiftieth birthday concert. It features a host of musicians that he had played with throughout the years, as well as his two sons, Jonas and Malcolm on guitar and keyboards. The recording quality is extremely good, the bass and drums have quite a bit of punch, as they should on a Jack Bruce album. The set list is culled from most periods of Bruce's long career up until then, with the best known Cream songs saved for the end, when Ginger Baker was on stage.

Progressively, the album gets a somewhat low rating, as there is a lot of blues and simple rock songs. The highlights are Bird Alone, a jazzy song, that was written when Bruce requested a song from lyricist Pete Brown in honor of Charlie Mingus, and got one in honor of Charlie Parker instead, Never Tell Your Mother She's Out Of Tune, one of my favorite Bruce songs, with a cool staccato horn section, and Life On Earth.

For a rock album, I would rate this five stars, but as prog, I can only give it four.

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