E Tanto Per Gradire, Ancora Un Paio Di Box “Estivi”. Grand Funk – Trunk Of Funk Vol. 1 & 2

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Oltre al trittico di uscite di cofanetti, segnalate nei giorni scorsi e previste per il 29 settembre, quindi ad inizio autunno, l’estate ci riserva ancora qualche altro box interessante. Oltre a quelli già segnalati nei mesi precedenti (tra cui il bellissimo Fairport Convention di cui leggerete la recensione domani, ma anche Natalie Merchant, nel frattempo pubblicato, Presley con le prime registrazioni del periodo Sun, e altro) ecco due box dedicati ai Grand Funk Railroad, in uscita il 25 agosto negli USA e il 1° settembre in Italia.

Ci torniamo fra un attimo: nel frattempo vi segnalo anche che si è conclusa la telenovela del “nuovo” Hitchhiker di Neil Young, e proprio ieri sul sito del canadese è stata confermata, dopo alcuni rinvii, la data ufficiale di pubblicazione, per l’8 settembre. Qui http://discoclub.myblog.it/2017/06/26/ma-sara-vero-o-ci-ripensa-neil-young-hitchhiker-in-uscita-il-14-luglio/ potete leggere i contenuti del disco.

Torniamo ai due cofanetti dei Grand Funk: del gruppo di Mark Farner e soci, una delle band storiche più sottovalutate del rock americano anni ’70 (non per nulla Frank Zappa aveva prodotto un loro album We’re An American Band), sono usciti ad inizio anni 2000, solo negli States, una serie di ristampe degli album della loro discografia, tutte remastered edizione 2002, etichetta Capitol, che nel frattempo è stata assorbita dal gruppo Universal.Tutti gli album hanno delle bonus e se ve li siete persi tutti o in parte, potete approfittare di questi due Trunk Of Funk, visto che i due box da 6 CD ciascuno, dovrebbero costare intorno ai 30 euro. Con una preferenza per il primo, che raccoglie gli album migliori, quelli usciti tra il 1969 e il 1971: spesso allora uscivano due dischi all’anno, altri tempi, Bonamassa a parte. Ecco comunque il contenuto completo dei cofanetti.

Trunk Of Funk Vol. 1 – 6 CD Virgin/Universal

 CD1] On Time
1. Are You Ready (Remastered 2002) (3:29 min.)
2. Anybody’s Answer (Remastered 2002) (5:18 min.)
3. Time Machine (Remastered 2002) (3:45 min.)
4. High On A Horse (Remastered 2002) (2:56 min.)
5. T.N.U.C. (Remastered 2002) (8:43 min.)
6. Into The Sun (Remastered 2002) (6:30 min.)
7. Heartbreaker (Remastered 2002) (6:35 min.)
8. Call Yourself A Man (Remastered 2002) (3:06 min.)
9. Can’t Be Too Long (Remastered 2002) (6:34 min.)
10. Ups And Downs (Remastered 2002) (5:01 min.)
11. High On A Horse (Extended Version / Remastered 2002) (4:26 min.)
12. Heartbreaker (Extended Version / Remastered 2002) (6:53 min.)

[CD2] Grand Funk
1. Got This Thing On The Move (2002 Remastered) (4:40 min.)
2. Please Don’t Worry (2002 Remastered) (4:21 min.)
3. High Falootin’ Woman (2002 Remastered) (3:02 min.)
4. Mr. Limousine Driver (2002 Remastered) (4:27 min.)
5. In Need (2002 Remastered) (7:55 min.)
6. Winter And My Soul (2002 Remastered) (6:40 min.)
7. Paranoid (2002 Remastered) (7:52 min.)
8. Inside Looking Out (2002 Remastered) (9:42 min.)
9. Nothing Is The Same (Demo / 2002 Remastered) (5:39 min.)
10. Mr. Limousine Driver (Remix / 2002 Remastered) (5:29 min.)

[CD3] Closer To Home
1. Sin’s A Good Man’s Brother (2002 Digital Remaster/24 Bit Mastering) (4:49 min.)
2. Aimless Lady (Remastered 2002 / 24 Bit Mastering) (3:29 min.)
3. Nothing Is The Same (2002 Remastered) (5:13 min.)
4. Mean Mistreater (2002 Remaster) (4:28 min.)
5. Get It Together (2002 Digital Remaster/24 Bit Mastering) (5:09 min.)
6. I Don’t Have To Sing The Blues (2002 Digital Remaster/24 Bit Mastering) (4:36 min.)
7. Hooked On Love (2002 Digital Remaster/24 Bit Mastering) (7:13 min.)
8. Closer To Home (I’m Your Captain) (2002 Digital Remaster/24 Bit Mastering) (10:01 min.)
9. Mean Mistreater (Alternate Mix/2002 Digital Remaster/24 Bit Mastering) (4:31 min.)
10. In Need (Live At Orlando Sports Center/2002 Digital Remaster/24 Bit Mastering) (11:30 min.)
11. Heartbreaker (Live At Orlando Sports Center/2002 Digital Remaster/24 Bit Mastering) (7:19 min.)
12. Mean Mistreater (Live At Orlando Sports Center/2002 Digital Remaster/24 Bit Mastering) (5:23 min.)

[CD4] Live Album
1. Introduction (Live From Atlanta/1970/Remastered 2002) (2:28 min.)
2. Are You Ready (Live From Jacksonville/1970/Remastered 2002) (3:39 min.)
3. Paranoid (Live From West Palm Beach/1970/Remastered 2002) (7:20 min.)
4. In Need (Live From Jacksonville/1970/Remastered 2002) (10:58 min.)
5. Heartbreaker (Live From Jacksonville/1970/Remastered 2002) (7:10 min.)
6. Words Of Wisdom (Live/1970/Remastered 2002) (0:52 min.)
7. Mean Mistreater (Live From Jacksonville/1970/Remastered 2002) (4:53 min.)
8. Mark Says Alright (Live From Jacksonville/1970/Remastered 2002) (5:14 min.)
9. T.N.U.C. (Live From Jacksonville/1970/Remastered 2002) (10:54 min.)
10. Inside Looking Out (Live From West Palm Beach/1970/Remastered 2002) (13:43 min.)
11. Into The Sun (Live From Jacksonville/1970/Remastered 2002) (11:26 min.)

[CD5] Survival
1. Country Road (Remastered 2002) (4:23 min.)
2. All You’ve Got Is Money (Remastered 2002) (5:16 min.)
3. Comfort Me (Remastered 2002) (6:48 min.)
4. Feelin’ Alright (Remastered 2002) (4:28 min.)
5. I Want Freedom (Remastered 2002) (6:19 min.)
6. I Can Feel Him In The Morning (Remastered 2002) (7:16 min.)
7. Gimme Shelter (Remastered 2002) (6:29 min.)
8. I Can’t Get Along With Society (Remastered 2002) (5:41 min.)
9. Jam (Footstompin’ Music) (Remastered 2002) (4:41 min.)
10. Country Road (Extended Version / Remastered 2002) (7:38 min.)
11. All You’ve Got Is Money (Extended Version / Remastered 2002) (8:19 min.)
12. Feelin’ Alright (Extended Version / Remastered 2002) (5:57 min.)

[CD6] E Pluribus Funk
1. Footstompin’ Music (2002 Remaster) (3:48 min.)
2. People Let’s Stop The War (24-Bit Digitally Remastered/2002) (5:12 min.)
3. Upsetter (24-Bit Digitally Remastered/2002) (4:28 min.)
4. I Come Tumblin’ (24-Bit Digitally Remastered/2002) (5:39 min.)
5. Save The Land (24-Bit Digitally Remastered/2002) (4:14 min.)
6. No Lies (24-Bit Digitally Remastered/2002) (3:58 min.)
7. Loneliness (24-Bit Digitally Remastered/2002) (8:48 min.)
8. I’m Your Captain/Closer To Home (Live from O’Hara Arena Dayton U.S.A./1971; 24-Bit Digitally Remastered/2002) (5:57 min.)
9. Hooked On Love (Live from O’Hara Arena Dayton U.S.A./1971; 24-Bit Digitally Remastered/2002) (2:45 min.)
10. Get It Together (Live from O’Hara Arena Dayton U.S.A./1971; 24-Bit Digitally Remastered/2002) (2:53 min.)
11. Mark Says Alright (Live from the Cobo Arena Detroit U.S.A.; 24-Bit Digitally Remastered/2002) (4:23 min.)

Trunk Of Funk Vol. 2 – 6 CD Virgin/Universal

[CD1] Phoenix
1. Flight Of The Phoenix (24-Bit Remastering/2002) (3:39 min.)
2. Trying To Get Away (24-Bit Remastering/2002) (4:12 min.)
3. Someone (24-Bit Remastering/2002) (4:04 min.)
4. She Got To Move Me (24-Bit Remastering/2002) (4:49 min.)
5. Rain Keeps Fallin’ (24-Bit Remastering/2002) (3:26 min.)
6. I Just Gotta Know (24-Bit Remastering/2002) (3:53 min.)
7. So You Won’t Have To Die (24-Bit Remastering/2002) (3:22 min.)
8. Freedom Is For Children (24-Bit Remastering/2002) (6:06 min.)
9. Gotta Find Me A Better Day (24-Bit Remastering/2002) (4:08 min.)
10. Rock ‘N Roll Soul (24-Bit Remastering/2002) (3:40 min.)
11. Flight Of The Phoenix (Remix With Extended Ending/24-Bit Remastering/2002) (5:22 min.)

[CD2] We’re An American Band
1. We’re An American Band (Remastered 2002) (3:27 min.)
2. Stop Lookin’ Back (24-Bit Remaster/2002) (4:53 min.)
3. Creepin’ (24-Bit Remaster/2002) (7:02 min.)
4. Black Licorice (24-Bit Remaster/2002) (4:45 min.)
5. The Railroad (24-Bit Remaster/2002) (6:13 min.)
6. Ain’t Got Nobody (24-Bit Remaster/2002) (4:27 min.)
7. Walk Like A Man (You Can Call Me Your Man) (2002 Remaster) (4:05 min.)
8. Loneliest Rider (24-Bit Remaster/2002) (5:28 min.)
9. Hooray (Outtake From We’re An American Band Session/1973/24-Bit Remastering 2002) (4:06 min.)
10. The End (Outtake From We’re An American Band Session/1973/24-Bit Remastering 2002) (4:11 min.)
11. Stop Lookin’ Back (Outtake From We’re An American Band Session/1973/24-Bit Remastering 2002) (3:05 min.)
12. We’re An American Band (Outtake From We’re An American Band Session/1973/24-Bit Remastering 2002) (3:33 min.)

[CD3] Shinin’ On
1. Shinin’ On (Remastered 2002) (5:58 min.)
2. To Get Back In (Remastered 2002) (3:56 min.)
3. The Loco-Motion (Remastered 2002) (2:47 min.)
4. Carry Me Through (Remastered 2002) (5:31 min.)
5. Please Me (Remastered 2002) (3:38 min.)
6. Mr. Pretty Boy (Remastered 2002) (3:08 min.)
7. Gettin’ Over You (Remastered 2002) (3:58 min.)
8. Little Johnny Hooker (Remastered 2002) (5:11 min.)
9. Destitute And Losin’ (2002 Digital Remaster / 24-Bit Mastering) (7:03 min.)
10. Shinin’ On (2002 Remix) (6:11 min.)

[CD4] All The Girls In The World Beware!
1. Responsibility (2002 Remastered) (3:51 min.)
2. Runnin’ (2002 Remastered) (4:21 min.)
3. Life (2002 Remastered) (5:00 min.)
4. Look At Granny Run Run (2002 Remastered) (2:31 min.)
5. Memories (2002 Remastered) (3:32 min.)
6. All The Girls In The World Beware (2002 Remastered) (3:30 min.)
7. Wild (2002 Remastered) (2:53 min.)
8. Good & Evil (2002 Remastered) (7:33 min.)
9. Bad Time (Remastered 2002) (2:56 min.)
10. Some Kind Of Wonderful (2002 Remastered) (6:33 min.)

[CD5] Caught In The Act
1. Footstompin’ Music (Live On Tour/1975/2003 Remaster) (4:08 min.)
2. Rock ‘N Roll Soul (Live On Tour/1975/2003 Remaster) (4:04 min.)
3. I’m Your Captain/Closer To Home (Live On Tour/1975/2003 Remaster) (7:09 min.)
4. Heartbreaker (Live On Tour/1975/2003 Remaster) (7:23 min.)
5. Some Kind Of Wonderful (Live On Tour/1975/2003 Remaster) (4:15 min.)
6. Shinin’ On (Live On Tour/1975/2003 Remaster) (5:34 min.)
7. The Loco-Motion (Live On Tour/1975/2003 Remaster) (3:22 min.)
8. Black Licorice (Live On Tour/1975/2003 Remaster) (4:28 min.)
9. The Railroad (Live On Tour/1975/2003 Remaster) (6:14 min.)
10. We’re An American Band (Live On Tour/1975/2003 Remaster) (3:39 min.)
11. T.N.U.C. (Live On Tour/1975/2003 Remaster) (9:32 min.)
12. Inside Looking Out (Live On Tour/1975/2003 Remaster) (12:25 min.)
13. Gimme Shelter (Live On Tour/1975/2003 Remaster) (7:00 min.)

[CD6] Born To Die
1. Born To Die (2002 Digital Remaster/24 Bit Mastering) (5:36 min.)
2. Dues (2002 Digital Remaster/24 Bit Mastering) (5:37 min.)
3. Sally (2002 Digital Remaster/24 Bit Mastering) (3:17 min.)
4. I Fell For Your Love (2002 Digital Remaster/24 Bit Mastering) (4:13 min.)
5. Talk To The People (2002 Digital Remaster/24 Bit Mastering) (5:34 min.)
6. Take Me (2002 Remaster) (5:11 min.)
7. Genevieve (2002 Digital Remaster/24 Bit Mastering) (6:12 min.)
8. Love Is Dyin’ (2002 Digital Remaster/24 Bit Mastering) (4:14 min.)
9. Politician (2002 Digital Remaster/24 Bit Mastering) (3:55 min.)
10. Good Things (2002 Digital Remaster/24 Bit Mastering) (4:37 min.)
11. Bare Naked Woman (Live Rehearsal Version/2002 Digital Remaster/24 Bit Mastering) (3:40 min.)
12. Genevieve (Live Rehearsal Version/2002 Digital Remaster/24 Bit Mastering) (6:28 min.)

Il secondo album raccoglie i sei dischi usciti tra il 1972 e il 1976, per la Capitol, anche se, sempre nel ’76, venne pubblicato anche Good Singin’ Good Playin’, l’unico pubblicato per la MCA. Poi il gruppo si è sciolto, ma, senza Farner, il batterista Don Brewer e il bassista Mel Schacher hanno mantenuto il nome della band e circolano ancora oggi; ma senza il cantante e chitarrista originale vale un po’ la stessa storia dei Creedence senza John Fogerty. Per la verità, nel 1996 e poi nel 1997 il trio originale si è riunito per una serie di concerti pubblicando anche un disco dal vivo Bosnia, dedicato a raccogliere fondi per la martoriata repubblica dei Balcani. E nel 2002, sempre la Capitol ha pubblicato un disco inedito Live:The 1971 Tour. Entrambi sarebbero stati aggiunte bene accolte ai due cofanetti, ma non si può avere tutto dalla vita.

Per il momento è tutto, poi vedremo dopo l’uscita se sarà il caso di parlarne più diffusamente.

Bruno Conti

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