Mojo May 2005
Mojo UK May 2005
BLACK AND BLUE
The original black leather rebel gets the full treatment, with superlative sound…
Gene’s 1956-64 recordings for Capitol and Columbia were covered by an excellent EMI box set in 1990. Bear Family’s new box…takes in the whole of Vincent’s career…58 performances not in the previous box, plus extra mono and stereo variants of some material, and a 130-page LP-sized hardback illustrated book with a fine biography by Ian Wallis and technical notes by Deke Dickerson… He was only 36 when the road ran out, but the music here ranks alongside the very best that’s ever been recorded, before or since.