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Sonny
12-30-2004, 10:45 AM
Bilko's Gold Cuts

Tracks:

01. Fame and fortune (take 14) *
02. Shoppin' around (takes 9,10)
03. Working on the building (take 2)
04. In your arms (take 1)
05. Little sister (take 6)
06. Suspicion (takes 3,4)
07. Gonna get back home somehow (take 1)
08. Blue river (takes 1,2)
09. Wings of an angel (jam) / U.S. male (take 10)
10. You'll think of me (take 7)
11. Power of my love (false start, take 1)
12. Any day now (take 2)
13. Sweet Caroline (Las Vegas, February 23, 1970 cs) *
14. When I'm over you (longer version)
15. That's allright (bluesy version) (July 15, 1970 rehearsal)
16. Stranger in the crowd (July 29, 1970 rehearsal)
17. Polk salad Annie (August 10, 1970 rehearsal)
18. I just can't help believin' (August 10, 1970 rehearsal)
19. Never been to Spain (Las Vegas, February 1972) *
20. Johnny B Goode (March 30, 1972 rehearsal)
21. It's over (Richmond, April 10, 1972)
22. If you don't come back (July 21, 1973)
23. Promised land (December 15, 1973)
24. If you talk in your sleep (Las Vegas, August 30, 1974 ms)
25. Moody blue (longer version)

Label: Bilko 2000
Released: 2004
Sound quality: good/very good

Reviews: n/a

Note: tracks marked with * are previously unreleased.

The other tracks are a collection of highlights from several Bilko cd's released over the years. The sound quality has been improved.

Albert
01-04-2005, 03:12 PM
At first I was quite pleased with this release, looking at the great artwork. But right after the first spin of the CD the positive feeling was gone: many tracks have poor soundquality compared with the outtakes that we currently have.

It's nice for completists, but really no essential purchase.

Lonniebealestreet
01-04-2005, 05:47 PM
That's too bad. I was thinking that this release might be a good place to start for someone who wants to start collecting imports but is perplexed about where to begin. Thank You Very Much (Fort Baxter's Greatest Hits) is good for that, in my opinion.

By the way, nearly every time I see the title of this CD, at first I read it as 'Cold Cuts'! :lol:

Sonny
01-05-2005, 11:12 AM
I thought the sound quality of this cd was just fine. The outtakes even sound a little better than on the original releases!
To me, the overall sound is better than on the earlier releases.

Yes, also "The Prisoners Song" sounds better than before.
And I thought the sound quality on the August 10, 1970 rehearsal ("Polk A Little Sock Salad") improved a lot since the "Hang Loose" release from 1991.

So for fans who are starting a collection, this is a nice compilation cd to look for, since it's almost impossible to get all the original Bilko releases nowadays.


Sonny