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Velvet Revolver - Libertad (July 3)


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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   AnthonyC

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Posted June 27 2007 - 06:06 AM

Who else is looking forward to this? I wasn't a huge fan of their first record--I loved "Slither" and a few other songs, but most of it was meh. But I've been hearing great things about this one so I'll definitely be picking this up.

I'm a big STP fan, and Axl's vocals are the only thing about GnR that I don't like, so I do like the combination that makes up Velvet Revolver.

Apparently there's going to be a deluxe CD/DVD version too.

#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Jeff_A

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Posted June 28 2007 - 12:26 AM

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. . . I'm a big STP fan, and Axl's vocals are the only thing about GnR that I don't like, so I do like the combination that makes up Velvet Revolver. . .

You have perfectly captured why I thought I should love VR. However, the first album really never did anything for me (even after many, many repeated tries). Here's hoping those early reviews of round 2 pan out. Posted Image

#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Kevin C Brown

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Posted June 28 2007 - 06:48 PM

I actually kind of agree. Posted Image I was expecting much more from the 1st disc. To me, it was "Slash plays STP", but I expected more of a GnR tilt. It seemed too ... polished ... to me. But, I got a Best Buy version (or somewhere) that has a few extra cover tracks on a 2nd disc. (Surrender, No More No More, & Negative Creep.) I heartily recommend this version. That extra disc made the whole thing worthwhile for me.

I am looking forward to the new one though. Just ain't that much good rock and roll being released these days IMO.
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#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Ron Reda

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Posted July 01 2007 - 03:00 AM

I saw them perform on Leno Thursday night and they were just OK for me. To alter what Kevin says above about the current state of rock and roll, there just isn't that much good MAINSTREAM rock and roll being released these days.
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#5 of 8 OFFLINE   AnthonyC

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Posted July 01 2007 - 06:23 AM

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Apparently there's going to be a deluxe CD/DVD version too.

Just to update this, looks like it's a Best Buy exclusive for $14.99 (the CD alone is $9.99).

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Kevin C Brown

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Posted July 06 2007 - 12:17 PM

I got the new one and I've listened to it twice so far. I'm underwhelmed, just like with the 1st one. I keep expecting more, based on GnR's and STP's pasts. Too polished, not rough enough, doesn't reach out and grab me by the nuts, etc. It's good, but I expected more.
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#7 of 8 OFFLINE   AnthonyC

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Posted July 06 2007 - 12:39 PM

I definitely like it more than the first record, but it does suffer from the same thing that sort of ruined Contraband--they start with a bang and go out with a whimper. The first half completely blows away the second. I really like "She Mine," "Get Out the Door," and "She Builds Quick Machines" though.

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Posted July 22 2007 - 12:28 AM

yeah ive listened to this cd about 5 times already and i love it twice as much as there first cd.
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