Fireworks

CD Reviews

Graham Bonnet - 'Anthology 1968-2017' http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/53/28/41/Graham-Bonnet-Anthology-1968-2017-25-1505917321.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     September 20, 2017    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
1261   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Genre

Genre

A worthy tribute to one of the greats.

Cherry Red Records has surpassed itself with a stunning collection of songs from the long career of UK vocalist extraordinaire Graham Bonnet. Entitled 'Anthology 1968 – 2017', this box-set includes two CDs and a DVD.

The DVD is very much the enticement for Bonnet fans who most likely already own the Alcatrazz, Rainbow and Michael Schenker Group albums. Some of the clips are introduced by Bonnet himself in his quirky self-effacing way, and cover key points in his career. This starts with the seventies R&B/Pop era, when he was big in Australia & New Zealand, with amongst others 'It's All Over Now Baby Blue' and the Bee Gees-penned 'Warm Ride'. Next up, are the 'Line Up' promos, and it's nice to see Cozy Powell and Jon Lord there, along with Micky Moody. Following this are the very eighties Alcatrazz videos, whereas the Impelletteri association is reflected with the 'Stand In Line' video, plus considerable concert footage of the band in the late eighties. Snuck in the middle of all this and more or less bringing things up to date, is a dynamic video of the recent 'The Mirror Lies' played by the Graham Bonnet Band.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


As for the audio discs, it's a comprehensive collection of Bonnet's solo hits and a good selection of songs from his time in the Metal bands – Alcatrazz, Anthem, Blackthorne and Impelletteri. Interestingly, the much-maligned (at the time) Blackthorne songs actually sound pretty good to me in 2017. To confirm the album covers all bases, there are also tracks from Bonnet's time with the Taz Taylor Band and the Forcefield project. Bonnet's involvement with Forcefield resulted in a couple of studio albums intended for the Japanese market, and included performances from Powell, Ray Fenwick and Jan Akkerman. The less well known Bonnet solo albums, 'Underground' and 'The Day I Went Mad', are partly represented by 'Breakaway' and 'Killer', which interestingly are not the most memorable songs from those albums. However, also from 'Underground', there is a bombastic re-recording of 'Lost In Hollywood'.

There are some previously unreleased songs and some demos which are interesting and vital for the Bonnet completist. His tenures with Rainbow and MSG are covered by the inclusion of the B-sides 'Bad Girl' and 'Girl From Uptown' – as many know, both are excellent songs and just as worthy as their respective album tracks. The package brings us to the present time with the Russ Ballard-penned 'My Kingdom Come' and the aforementioned '...Lies'.

In all, thirty-six tracks and twenty-three video clips are included, making this package (with nice liner notes from Bonnet himself) a worthy tribute to one of the greats.

Rob McKenzie

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  June 2018  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
      1  2  3
  4  5  6  7  8  910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 day, 6 hours ago
  • Rocktopia Te : Exclusive MOONSPELL UK video premiere on Rocktopia: Check out the latest news!
  • Berny : Check out the new video by Mass: 'When 2 Worlds Collide' ... «link»
  • Rocktopia Te : We prouldy present the new music video by American Tears! Check out our News Section ... «link»
  • Berny : Interviews with SLEEPING ROMANCE & VISIONS OF ATLANTIS ... «link» Enloy! :)
  • Rocktopia Te : There are now 6000 album reviews on Rocktopia!
  • Berny : Saxon, Gizmodrome, Skid Row, Night Ranger, Magnum, Joe Bonamassa & many more! Check out the latest LIVE reviews on Rocktopia! «link»
  • Rocktopia Te : Two news interviews in the Rocktopia Interviews Section: LITTLE CAESAR & GEISHAS IN VITRO. Enjoy! :) «link»
  • Berny : Fireworks #82 is our now! Check out the free interviews with Royal Hunt, Stryper, Kamelot, James Christian, Signal Red & Animal Drive!
  • Berny : @Johns Band: Many thanks for your purchase! Your copy will be sent to your registered address this week.
  • Johns Band : I paid for Fireworks 82 Magazine, when will it be sent. Best Regards - John
  • Berny : @Rob: Done! :)
  • robmckenzie : Hi Bernie, urgent change please. In the Moonkings concert review - please replace "the original John Syke's one" with "obviously his sublime '1987' album version"
  • Berny : Anyway, we posted 90+ album & live reviews in February. Please enjoy & share!
  • Rocktopia Te : Don't trigger CEB, you know what will happen ....
  • Berny : None that I am aware of ... BRUCE??? :D ;)
  • Hysteria : @ Berny: So no adult toys in the Rocktopis shop?? :D
  • Berny : Apologies for the "Shout Here" spammers. We'll take care of this issue asap.
  • Hysteria : Very cool video Berny!!
  • Berny : Check out our brand new lyric video for Royal Hunt's 'A Million Ways To Die'. \m/
  • Berny : We posted 242 reviews (225 albums & 17 live reviews) in January. Enjoy :)
  • Rocktopia Te : TENGGER CAVALRY UK music video premiere on Rocktopia! Check out the news section!
  • Berny : @impellitteri: Can you please contact me at «email» ? MAny thanks in advance!
  • impellitteri : Why?
  • impellitteri : I'm triyng to buy in the shop but I can't, a message say "user registration is disabled, it must be enabled in order to proceed"
  • Berny : @GuyManning: I forwarded your mail to our reviews editor who will get in touch with you shortly. :)
  • GuyManning : Hi any chance of seeing the DAMANEK review?
  • Rocktopia Te : We wish you a Merry Christmas! : - )
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #81 is out now!
  • Rocktopia Te : DELAIN! MARILLION! AMARANTHE! LYNCH MOB! METALLICA! Check out the latest LIVE reviews!
  • SeaDog57 : Berny can't seem to find the download link for the free music of Fireworks #80

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site