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Frank Marino Tribute "Secondhand Smoke" REVIEWS

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What is your favorite track on Secondhand Smoke?

In My Ways - George Lynch
7
10%
Dragonfly - Karl Cochran
5
7%
Stay With Me - John Norum
12
17%
It's Begun To Rain - Audley Freed
7
10%
He's Calling - Jennifer Batten
10
14%
Poppy - Rick Ray
4
6%
Babylon Revisited - Jeff Cloud
4
6%
Try For Freedom - Ronnie Montrose
10
14%
The Answer - Randy Hansen
8
11%
The World Anthem - James Byrd
5
7%
 
Total votes: 72
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re: Frank Marino Tribute "Secondhand Smoke" REVIEW

Post by Erik » Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:19 pm

Hey Finnish Line,

I ordered my cd last Friday and got it yesterday.5 days,Willy is the man.From L.A to Stockholm in 5 days,that´s good.I´ve only listened to it two times so far so i will post my review later.I really like most of the songs so far and the packaging is GREAT.I just whish that all the quoted famous guitarists like Vai,Wyld,Friedman..etc.. would have contributed with a song as well.I´ll be back later with my review.

This one is for you Willy :smootch
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Post by Ze Finnish Line » Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:39 pm

Erik wrote:Hey Finnish Line,

I ordered my cd last Friday and got it yesterday.5 days,Willy is the man.From L.A to Stockholm in 5 days,that´s good.I´ve only listened to it two times so far so i will post my review later.I
Well, I'm likely to get them tomorrow then! :D

That's good, because I was about to ask some friends to visit my place anyway. Now I can play them some mean Marino tributi if it makes it on time here... And later in the evening we go to see Ageness, who are playing Rush. They're great Finnish prog rock band. http://ageness.palasokeri.com/
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Re: re: Frank Marino Tribute "Secondhand Smoke" RE

Post by Bad Rain » Fri Dec 16, 2005 1:29 am

Ze Finnish Line wrote:I wonder how many weeks it will take to reach the coast of Finland... :(
I got mine today, it took excatly one week to get here! Pretty fast delivery all the way to Finland. Thanks Willy and thanks Postal Service!
I'm listening to it right now for the first time and the first three tracks ('Try For Freedom' by George Lynch, 'Dragonfly' by Karl Cochran and 'Stay With Me' by John Norum) sound absolutely great. 'Stay With Me' is one of my all time Frank favourites so it's nice to hear John Norum doing justice for this 'ultra cool psychedelic astro blues song'.
I'll tell you more about it when i get to the end of the album.
PS. Great art work too!
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Post by old mk bee » Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:50 am

My sister got it for me , thanks for the quick delivery Willy, quality album, plus my sister and neighbour want to check out Frank, the dogs swingers as usual Willy ! :bounce
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Post by Denis » Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:23 am

Got mine today, thanks willy.

Had a listen, what a great tribute cd, each song as great as the next, but that World Anthem as to be the favorite for me amazing.
Well done willy for geting this together.
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Post by Ze Finnish Line » Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:46 am

Bad Rain wrote:I got mine today, it took excatly one week to get here! Pretty fast delivery all the way to Finland.
Didnd't get it yet... :(

How on Earth can you get it in Tampere faster than me... Unfair... :lol:
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Post by mandrakeroot » Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:52 am

Ze Finnish Line wrote:
Bad Rain wrote:I got mine today, it took excatly one week to get here! Pretty fast delivery all the way to Finland.
Didnd't get it yet... :(

How on Earth can you get it in Tampere faster than me... Unfair... :lol:
Never mind Z. You have some good reviews to tie you over :winky
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re: Frank Marino Tribute "Secondhand Smoke" REVIEW

Post by jamey » Fri Dec 16, 2005 11:05 am

Hats off to WW and everyone involved. The packaging and graphics/artwork are second to none. First class all the way, right down to the disc itself, which is made to look like black vinyl 45 rpm. Even textured on topside- too cool!

I'll have to give it a few more spins b4 a fair review, but after 2 listens He's Calling by Jennifer Batten is really cool. Also dug Poppy by Rick Ray,
nice touch with the sax on that one.

In the past I haven't really listened to other tributes I've purchased, like Rush or VH, although the Rev. Brahms cover of Eruption on his church organ was pretty cool. However, there is something to be said for the artist to not exactly cover the tune note for note but to put their own stamp on it. I was just blown away at the quotes listed. Not sure how Frank feels about the flattery, but what a testament! How 'bout a G3 type of thing?!? Thanks WW! :headbanger Well worth the dough.
"My Life Has Had Its Ups And Downs, The Same As Everyone. But This Time The Ups Ain't Comin' 'Round, And I've Been Waiting So Long"... "In My Ways" by Frank Marino, "World Anthem" LP.
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re: Frank Marino Tribute "Secondhand Smoke" REVIEW

Post by GL » Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:14 pm

Fastest shipping on the planet ,

I'm listening right now ..............

I will do a brutally honest review , I'm not afraid of Willy



well......maybe just a little bit
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re: Frank Marino Tribute "Secondhand Smoke" REVIEW

Post by GL » Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:58 pm

Well one thing this CD made me realize just how much Franks
vocals fit his music ,

I don't think a blow by blow review is neccissary here ,
just a couple things
These are the songs I thought were exceptionally well done
Stay with me
Poppy , not many non players realize how hard this is to play (I was
suprised , Rick is actually very good )
Babylon revisited
World anthem , Byrds the man ......

The best part from "Its begun to rain" was left out? the little jazz interlude
at the end really makes the song ,

"He's calling" I didn't like it at all , thats JMO

Over all , It was a grand effort by all the players and Willy ,
I'm sure I will listen to it many more times

Most of these cuts stand on there own but they are no substitute for
the real thing ,

Thanks Willy ........you did a really good job
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