Walsh, Joe 24 KT Gold CD Audio Fidelity NEW Sealed

Walsh, Joe 24 KT Gold CD Audio Fidelity NEW Sealed
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Joe Walsh The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get 24 Karat Gold CD Audio Fidelity HDCD NEU OVP Sealed Limited Numbered Edition Nr. 1729

Erscheinungsdatum: 8. Dezember 2009
Label: Audio Fidelity  (AFZ059)
Format: Audio CD (CD-Anzahl: 1)
Tonträger HDCD
Besonderheiten Limited Edition, Nummeriert, Pappschuber, 24kt. Gold-CD
Jahr 2009
Orig. Release 1973
Zeit 35:54
Plattenfirma Audio Fidelity
Herstellungsland  USA
Musikrichtung Rock
EAN-Nr. 780014205928
Katalog-Nr. AFZ 059


1. Rocky Mountain Way 5:14   
2. Book Ends 2:47   
3. Wolf 3:11   
4. Midnight Moodies 3:39   
5. Happy Ways 2:42   
6. Meadows 4:44   
7. Dreams 5:38   
8. Days Gone By 5:58   
9. Daydream (Prayer) 2:01


Joe Walsh ist nicht unbedingt jedem Musikfreund ein Begriff, da nicht jedem klar ist, dass es sich hier um den Gitarristen der Eagles seit dem legendären Album „Hotel California" handelt. Diese Aufnahme aus dem Jahr 1973 war sein zweites Solo-Projekt und dank des Hits „Rocky Mountain Way" sogar ein veritable Charterfolg für einen Blues-Rocker.  Das ganze Album besteht aus überzeugenden Einzelsongs ohne nur eine schwache Nummer.
Das Audio Fidelity Re-Issue wurde von Kevin Gray neu gemastert und ist in HDCD codiert. Das macht aus einer fetzigen Blues-Scheibe der 70er nun kein audiophiles Kleinod, doch bei aller Bandsättigung macht das Album einfach Spass und klingt um Längen detaillierter und gleichzeitig fetziger als frühere ReIsssues. Die Alben erscheinen mit fortlaufender Seriennummer.

Und noch ein kleines Zitat von Pete Townshend zu Joe Walsh: "I don't want to sound ridiculous, but Walsh is one of the guys I go nuts-rapturous about".

"Part of the series of solo-album paper-sleeve reissues commemorating the Eagles' Autumn 2004 Japan tour. First-pressing-only release. 1973 second album featuring ""Rocky Mountain Way""."
"Walsh's ability to swing wildly from one end of the rock scale to the other is unparalleled and makes for an album to suit many tastes."

This is the album that proved to be Joe Walsh's commercial breakthrough, largely on the strength of two rock classics, one of the most beloved rock songs of the 1970s, "Rocky Mountain Way" and "Meadows". 

Though the album's front cover credits only Walsh, Joe shares the vocals and songwriting with the  three members of his band, Barnstorm: drummer/multi-instrumentalist Joe Vitale, bassist Kenny Passarelli, and keyboardist Rocke Grace. This isn't your typical 70's classic rock album with bass, drums, guitar and vocals - it is a masterful score covering so many moods from the dark "Wolf" to the bouncy "Happy Ways" to the breezy "Days Gone By".

Walsh's, "Rocky Mountain Way" vocal is way back in the mix, like he's already up where the air is rare. But his guitars are the real stars: the husky main riff, his powerful slide runs and that voice-box effect in the solo thar would later be used by Peter Frampton on his blockbuster, "Frampton Comes Alive".

The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get is essential for Joe Walsh fans, a superb album by anyone's standards.  This album belongs in the Art Rock category - Walsh is the king of the tasty fill.  He's a favorite of guitar heroes like Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Pete Townshend who once said, "I don't want to sound ridiculous, but Walsh is one of the guys I go nuts-rapturous about".

Review by Ben Davies
The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get, Walsh's second solo studio album, continues the heavy and light rock mix of tracks found on his previous release Barnstorm. Indeed, the opening two tracks bear this out. The first, perhaps Joe Walsh's most recognized track, "Rocky Mountain Way", comes replete with overly distorted guitars and the obligatory solo. The next song, "Bookends", is a tuneful ode to happy memories. Walsh's ability to swing wildly from one end of the rock scale to the other is unparalleled and makes for an album to suit many tastes. Joe Vitale (drums, flute, backing vocals, keyboards, and synthesisers – a talented man) and Kenny Passarelli (bass and backing vocals) are once again employed, and once again prove themselves adept at handling Walsh's various styles. The album sees an addition to the backing band in the form of Rocke Grace on keyboards and vocals. The legendary Bill Szymczyk works along with Walsh to handle the production, and takes care of the mixing. Szymczyk's work on this area is as always astounding. The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get features some of the most remembered Joe Walsh tracks, but it's not just these that made the album the success it was. Each of the nine tracks is a song to be proud of. This is a superb album by anyone's standards.

Condition: SS / OVP: 

"Item Condition" notes:

SS / OVP:       CD & LP is factory sealed in shrink-wrap or cellophane.

NEU / NEW:      CD & LP is open and not yet played.(Achtung: = Nicht alle neuen CDs werden vom Hersteller eingeschweißt!)

NM: NEAR MINT   CD & LP Just about in perfect condition.

E:  EXCELLENT   CD & LP Near perfect, may show very light signs of use & maybe one very light scratch.

VG: VERY GOOD   CD & LP  CD has some very minor wear (several very light scratches or marks). If insert, may have dimple marks or very light wrinkles/folds,

G:  GOOD        CD & LP  Some to very heavier wear or tear (some to very scratches throughout the CD), still plays perfectly. If insert, may have some wrinkles, folds, ripples, tears or multiple case. If  case has cracked or is broken.

Demo-Copy:      CD & LP = Promo - not for sale - particularly rare!!

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Walsh, Joe 24 KT Gold CD Audio Fidelity NEW Sealed
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