Bachman & Turner: Live at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC

Audio Samples

>Let It Ride
>Rock Is My Life
>Not Fragile
>Hey You
>Hold Back the Water
>Waiting Game
>Moonlight Rider
>Lookin' Out for #1
>Stayed Awake All Night
>American Woman
>Four Wheel Drive
>Slave to the Rhythm
>Blue Collar
>That's What It Is
>Sledgehammer
>Rollin' Along
>You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
>Shakin' All Over
>Roll On Down the Highway
>Takin' Care of Business

Track List

>Let It Ride
>Rock Is My Life
>Not Fragile
>Hey You
>Hold Back the Water
>Waiting Game
>Moonlight Rider
>Lookin' Out for #1
>Stayed Awake All Night
>American Woman
>Four Wheel Drive
>Slave to the Rhythm
>Blue Collar
>That's What It Is
>Sledgehammer
>Rollin' Along
>You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
>Shakin' All Over
>Roll On Down the Highway
>Takin' Care of Business

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

Randy Bachman and C.F. "Fred" Turner were the core members of Bach-Turner Overdrive throughout their commercial heyday in the seventies, sharing duties on the lead vocals with Bachman contributing lead guitar and Turner the bass. Between them they also composed the vast majority of the band's many hit singles.

Reuniting at the end of 2009 they released an eponymous album in 2010 and in November of that year they performed at the famous Roseland Ballroom in New York City as part of their North American tour. This double live album was recroded at that show, which was also filmed and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray later in the year.

MelodicRockConcerts.com
Bachman & Turner features Randy Bachman and Fred Turner, the musicians at the heart of legendary band Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Live at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC includes songs from their recent self-titled album along with their rock n' roll anthems including "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" "Takin' Care Of Business" "Hey You" "Blue Collar" "Roll On Down The Highway" "Let It Ride" and "Lookin' Out For #1" plus a hit-laden throwback to Bachman's early days with The Guess Who including their take on Johnny Kidd's "Shakin' All Over" and the band's US No.1 hit "American Woman." Over the course of a four-year run, Bachman-Turner Overdrive sold in excess of 30 million records, earning a staggering 120 platinum, gold and silver discs, and notching up hits in more than 20 countries. The iconic duo shared duties on the lead vocals with Bachman contributing lead guitar and Turner the bass. Reuniting at the end of 2009 they released an eponymous album in 2010 and in November of that year they performed at the famous Roseland Ballroom in New York City as part of their North American tour.

Vintage Guitar Magazine
Bachman & Turner will release a 2-CD collection, Live at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC, May 29. Bachman & Turner is Randy Bachman and Fred Turner, the musicians at the heart of legendary band Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Live at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC includes songs from their recent self-titled album along with their rock n' roll anthems including "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" "Takin' Care Of Business" "Hey You" "Blue Collar" "Roll On Down The Highway" "Let It Ride" and "Lookin' Out For #1" plus a hit-laden throwback to Bachman's early days with The Guess Who including their take on Johnny Kidd's "Shakin' All Over" and the band's US No.1 hit "American Woman.

Seaoftranquility.org
This is a really fun and powerful live album from two rock veterans and their hot band, showing that these classic tunes still kick ass here in 2012, and that their new material does the old BTO name proud. The booklet that comes with this 2CD live set leaves a little to be desired, as there's little in the way of live photos or info, but perhaps they are saving that for the DVD and Blu-ray releases. Regardless, this is a live album you won't want to miss if you love BTO or '70s hard rock.

Album Notes

Personnel: Randy Bachman (vocals, guitar); Brent Howard Knudsen, Mick Dalla-Vee (vocals, guitars); Marc LaFrance (vocals, drums, percussion); C.F. Turner (vocals).

Director: Joe Thomas .

Photographer: Michael Hough.

In their work separately and together, vocalist/guitarist Randy Bachman and vocalist/bass guitarist C.F. Turner helped define the mainstream sound of late-'60s/early-'70s pop/rock and hard rock. Bachman led the Guess Who to huge success before splitting to ultimately form Bachman-Turner Overdrive with Turner. BTO's catchy, basic, arena-ready hard rock yielded record sales in the millions and helped pave the way for heavy metal's commercial popularity. After more than 20 years apart, the Canadians joined forces for a new album, 2010's Bachman & Turner, and then hit the road again, which is where their style of music lives and breathes. In 2012 these classic rock icons released the two-CD concert chronicle Live at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC. It was recorded on November 16, 2010, at the famed New York City venue. Bachman and Turner are backed by a sturdy band including guitarist Brent Howard Knudsen, guitarist Mick Dalla-Vee, and drummer Marc LaFrance. Bachman is an underrated songwriter and highly effective no-frills/no-nonsense guitarist -- with some showing-off exceptions here and there. Turner's songwriting and nimble bass guitar work provide a groovy foundation, but his greatest strength is his voice. His ragged rumble is truly a voice built for rock & roll, and it hasn't lost any power over the decades. Given Bachman and Turner's collective inspirational muscle, can you imagine how many garage bands and bar bands made their bones on BTO tunes? And BTO tunes make up the majority of the set list on Live at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC. Faithful renditions of all the hits are here: "Let It Ride," "Hey You," the chart-topping "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet," "Roll On Down the Highway," and the hard rock cornerstone "Takin' Care of Business." Lesser hits and deep cuts from the albums Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Bachman-Turner Overdrive II, the number one Not Fragile, Four Wheel Drive, and Head On provide a clearer picture; these songs include "Rock is My Life," "Not Fragile," "Hold Back the Water," "Lookin' Out for #1," "Stayed Awake All Night," "Four Wheel Drive," "Blue Collar," and "Sledgehammer." Five tracks from Bachman & Turner are featured, the best of which are "Waiting Game," "Moonlight Rider," and "Slave to the Rhythm." The Guess Who's number one single "American Woman" gets aired out, as does "Shakin' All Over" (their Johnny Kidd & the Pirates cover recorded when the band was called Chad Allan & the Expressions). Pianist Paul Shaffer -- the bandleader for David Letterman's NBC and CBS television shows -- is a bundle of gleeful energy when he sits in on "Shakin' All Over," "Roll On Down the Highway," and "Takin' Care of Business" to end the show. [Note: Live at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC is also available on home video on Blu-ray and DVD.] ~ Bret Adams



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