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    A while back a friend had mentioned the Alvin Lee CD "Pure Blues" to me telling me that it had some really good reviews. The other thread about "A Space in Time" release made me start thinking about the Pure Blues release , so I went ahead and ordered it. I haven't received my copy yet, does anyone own it or have any comments ? While I was on Amazon I was also tempted to pick up the CD "Alvin Lee in Tennesee". Likewise does anyone own this one ? Thanks in advance for commentary. Cheers.

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    I own pure blues, and love it, you cant compare it to a space in time, as it covers blues he has done with TYA, and some of his solo stuff, another good one is the Road to Freedom, and Pumping Iron. Pure Blues is one I have not listened to in a while but will have to now, enjoy your copy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gudnoyez View Post
    I own pure blues, and love it, you cant compare it to a space in time
    Agreed, different animals. I honestly thought more folks would be chiming in here. Anyway, can't wait to listen. Cheers.

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    I'm an older AL fan,, from the "Crickelwood Green" days,,and after ASIT I pretty much lost track of Alvin,,let us know your thoughs when you've have time to listen to Real Blues,,one of his/their more notable performances just my .02 here,,was "I'm going home",,,which was played/showcased at Woodstock.
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    George - Now that you mention it, also in my queue of things to watch is the 40th anniversary of Woodstock Director's Cut. I would have to say Woodstock was arguably Alvin's defining moment. Not to mention the memorable moments provided by Santana and Hendrix.

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    he,he,,guess I'm showing my age,, Pure Blues--let us know.
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    Ill have to check this one out since I haven't heard any Alvin recordings since the mid seventies. Another defining moment of Woodstock to me was the Canned Heat performance. Those guys could flat out boogie.

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    On the Road to Freedom is the 1973 album by Alvin Lee and Mylon LeFevre. Guest musicians include George Harrison, Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Mick Fleetwood, and Ron Wood. It was recorded at George Harrison's studio . Highly recommended.

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    Yep-- I remember that one--actually-- truth be told,, Mylon lived down the street from us--and his family "The Singing LeFevre's"--Southern Gospel-- they had their own bus too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by decal View Post
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    On the Road to Freedom is the 1973 album by Alvin Lee and Mylon LeFevre. Guest musicians include George Harrison, Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Mick Fleetwood, and Ron Wood. It was recorded at George Harrison's studio . Highly recommended.
    Definitely will look into this. I am guessing this is only available on vinyl. When you said George Harrison, you said the magic words. Thanks. Cheers.

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    Never heard "On the Road to Freedom". I will have to give it a listen. I never knew Alvin Lee worked with Harrison, Winwood, Jim Capaldi, and Rebob. This should be an interestinh listen.

    Also, let's not forget the performances by The Who and Sly and the Family Stone at Woodstock. But, as stated the Santana and Hendrix performances were spectacular as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by decal View Post
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    On the Road to Freedom is the 1973 album by Alvin Lee and Mylon LeFevre. Guest musicians include George Harrison, Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Mick Fleetwood, and Ron Wood. It was recorded at George Harrison's studio . Highly recommended.
    Found out yesterday that this is available on Amazon for about 7 bucks. Definitely will take a chance on it. Thanks.

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    Thanks for the info,guys.I've got "Pure Blues" sitting in my cart on Amazon.

    Check this new cd out,just got it:"Heroes of Woodstock" Commemorative Album on the Fuel label.

    3 cuts by TYA....3 Canned Heat....2 Mountain...3 Big Brother/Janis J......1 Edgar Winter.Good remaster,too

    .....Goin' home....see my baby

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    Quote Originally Posted by decal View Post
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    On the Road to Freedom is the 1973 album by Alvin Lee and Mylon LeFevre. Guest musicians include George Harrison, Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Mick Fleetwood, and Ron Wood. It was recorded at George Harrison's studio . Highly recommended.
    Picked up On the Road to Freedom along with the CD Alvin Lee in Tennessee with some Amazon Christmas gift cards. I have to say after reading the liner notes it looked like an all star cast. After listening I wasn't too impressed, I thought the songs were a little flat. I liked the "Tennessee" album a lot more. Definitely old school boogie, R&B and rockabilly. Nothing too serious just a lot of fun tunes done up with some real nice Hammond B-3 and minimalist guitar work. Very nice.

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    So how did you like pure blues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gudnoyez View Post
    So how did you like pure blues?
    Can't believe I forgot to comment on that. I'll need to go back and re-listen since its been a while.

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