Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Joe Ely, Hi Res Cassette Rip

I was doing a little straighting out of some of my stuff when my eye caught this Joe Ely cassette. I thought, I'm sure I have this on CD or downloaded it from somewhere. So I looked in my Joe Ely folder, and nope it wasn't in there. Apparantly it never was released on CD. I could go buy the vinyl from Ebay...but what the hey...this is a fairly good factory cassette here it is for my fellow music sharing buds.

I was going to leave the Dolby B off while recording but decided it might be a little hissy if I did, so you might want to increase the treble a tad. Enjoy!

All Music Guide Review
Due to its title, its stylized cover, and articles portraying Joe Ely as having fallen in love with computers and synthesizers, Hi-Res, his fifth studio album, unfairly got a reputation as some sort of synth pop effort, a sort of "Joe Ely meets Kraftwerk" monstrosity. So, those who actually hear it may be surprised to find that it actually sounds like most of Joe Ely's other records, the musical arrangements dominated by slashing electric guitar work, the songs often bearing Ely's cockeyed sense of humor. There are synthesized keyboards and even synth-drums to be heard here and there, and the arrangements are more elaborate and somewhat more pop-oriented than before, but this is still the same Joe Ely who made Musta Notta Gotta Lotta. That album, however, had largely erased the country influences in Ely's music, and here they are only a memory. "Dame Tu Mano" has a distinct Tex-Mex feel, but that's just about it. Still, if Hi-Res is an essentially misunderstood album, that's not to say it is a great one. The real problem with the disc is not the sound of it, it's the material. For once, Ely is not relying heavily on Butch Hancock to augment the songwriting, and it shows. "What's Shakin' Tonight" is a dynamic opener; "Cool Rockin' Loretta" is a keeper, and so is "Letter to Laredo." But "She Gotta Get the Gettin'" and "Locked in a Boxcar with the Queen of Spain" sound like retreads, and the rest of the songs are just forgettable. Thus, this is an uneven collection, and unfortunately it came at a time, more than three years after Ely's last studio album, when he needed to reintroduce himself to his audience and expand on it. Instead, his audience was put off, and nobody else joined in. ~ William Ruhlmann, All Music Guide

Don't believe everything you read...if you like Joe Ely you will def like this!

Hi-Res Track Listing
1 What's Shakin' Tonight
2 Cool Rockin' Loretta
3 Madame Wo
4 Dream Camera
5 Letter to Laredo
6 She Gotta Get the Gettin'
7 Lipstick in the Night
8 Imagine Houston
9 Dame Tu Mano
10 Locked in a Boxcar With the Queen of Spain

Credits of Hi-Res
Steve Meador, Percussion, Drums
Smokey Joe Miller, Saxophone
Bill Peace, Wind
Michael Ramos, Synthesizer
Ponty Bone, Keyboards
C. Roscoe Beck, Bass
Eddie Beethoven, Vocals
James Fenner, Percussion
Bill Ginn, Synthesizer, Keyboards
Mark Hallman, Vocals
Joe Ely Guitar, Vocals
Mitch Watkins Synthesizer, Guitar, Vocals

81Mb, MP3@320, 41 Minutes



toomuchcountry said...

Very cool. Thanks. Don't have this in my Ely collection either. But I do now.

Camarillo Brillo said...

thanks toomuchcountry...enjoy!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!!! I've been looking for this records for YEARS. I mean searching like hell! Finally finally! The opening track is just pure gold :D Thanks for this!

Oklahoma George

Camarillo Brillo said...

Glad you finally found it Oklahoma George...hope you find more stuff here and let me know...Enjoy!

CelticFred said...

Just the deal for the rest of my Ely stuff many thanks for this looking forward to giving it a loud blast!!!!!

Camarillo Brillo said...

Thanks for the feedback CelticFred!
Crank it up!

bostig said...

Thanks a lot

Camarillo Brillo said...

you are welcome bostig...

peter said...

Well well... finally! Thx:)

Anonymous said...

dang - i missed it. file has been removed due to inactivity - any chance of a repost? it's the only piece of my JE discography that's missing and i can't find it anywhere else. sure would appreciate it. thanks.

Camarillo Brillo said...

New Link:

Ron said...

I had this on cassette back in the day as well. Thanks for posting this on MegaUpload!

What This Is All About

I've been collecting live music from various sources since the mid to late 70's. Radio shows, TV broadcasts, radio show pre-FM CD's and vinyl LP's and some trades. Most of the shows posted here, I recorded and ripped myself. I always had top of the line stereo equipment and cassette and open reel recorders for those on air broadcasts.

I've downloaded plenty of bootlegged concerts from various blogs. As a rule I will only post stuff from my collection and not what is already available out there.

I also post out of print CDs and LPs from my collection.
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