eclipsed No. 174 / 10-2015

09. December 2015

U2 - The ultimate live band

The true greatness of U2 proves itself in its live capabilities. Like no other band in the world, the Irish have been able to stage themselves anew again and again over the past four decades, and have captivated even the most critical of audiences. While their studio albums are subject to strong qualitative fluctuations, Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. are still a power on stage today. eclipsed shows why and garnished the whole thing with concert memories of its authors.

ROBERT CRAY - The Persuader

23. September 2015

ROBERT CRAY - The Persuader

With "Showdown!", a test of strength between Robert Cray, Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland, the American suddenly arrived in the blues rock mainstream in 1985. The Grammy for the work was a year later. 1986 also marked the second great hour of the 62-year-old's career. There he released "Strong Persuader", his most successful album so far.

At the latest from then on the Bluesrock map is no longer complete without his name. Even though some may find his combination of traditional blues, soul and rock pop too smooth, Cray always manages to touch his listeners - be it through his partly hard, but also often ingratiating guitar sound or through his wonderful and immediately audible voice.

eclipsed: Whose idea was "4 Nights Of 40 Years Live"?

Robert Cray: My management persuaded me to do this. But I can live with the result very well.

eclipsed: At 62, don't you feel too young for a retrospective?