Christian Lindberg, see, the best thing that's ever happened to the trombone. The man can actually fill concert halls for his solo recitals all over the world, and if you don't think that's astonishing, just ask yourself if any other trombonist alive could do it; in fact just ask yourself if you can think of the name of another solo trombonist. Yes, he's that good. And that means not only does Lindberg make marvellous sounds with his 'bone, but sometimes people write him marvellous music for it as well.
In 1975, Poco left Epic Records after six years and jumped to ABC Records. Less than a year later, Epic released this 38-minute live album recorded at a series of November 1974 shows.
Originally a two-LP set, The Very Best of Poco was a decent compilation in its time, assembling the group’s best-known songs from singles and album cuts in a straightforward order with no particular surprises.
Poco’s biggest-selling album of all time also presented the biggest personnel change at one time for the then-decade-old group, whose lineup had hardly been a model of stability up to that time.
When King Crimson regrouped in late 1994 (after being apart for more than ten years), they were not planning on taping one of their first shows together for release as a live album later on. But after completing a successful tour of Argentina, the band discovered that a poorly recorded bootleg had surfaced, and it was costing fans a pretty healthy sum. So like many other bands before them, King Crimson decided to beat the bootleggers and release an official live album themselves. The resulting two-CD set is worthy of any serious Crimson fan's time, due to an excellent song selection, inspired playing, and crystal clear sound (taken directly from a DAT soundboard tape). The classic '80s lineup, which appears on B'Boom, is that of Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, and Tony Levin, joined by new members Pat Mastelotto (drums) and Trey Gunn (stick)…