Tesla
Real to Reel
Rating
Style: Heavy Metal
Release date: June 29th 2007
 

Tesla paying tribute to their roots with the following songs:

01.    Space Truckin' (Deep Purple)
02.    Walk Away (James Gang)
03.    Hand Me Down World (The Guess Who)
04.    Bad Reputation (Thin Lizzy)
05.    Thank You (Led Zeppelin)
06.    Iíve Got a Feeling (The Beatles)
07.    Day of the Eagle (Robin Trower)
08.    Ball of Confusion (The Temptations)
09.    Rock Bottom (UFO)
10.    Stealiní (Uriah Heep)
11.    Bell Bottom Blules (Eric Clapton)
12.    Honky Tonk Women (Rolling Stones)
13.    Dear Mr. Fantasy (Traffic)

These are the official thirteen songs available for the public (in Europe), but they have recorded 12 songs more, which will only be available for free with the August edition of Classic Rock Magazine and include such classics as: 'War Pigs' (Black Sabbath), 'All the Young People' (Mott the Hoople - made famous by David Bowie), 'Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers' (ZZ Top) and 'Saturday Night Special' (Lynyrd Skynyrd) among many...

I have been following them ever since they broke onto the scene in the mid-80's and the song selection on this album is pretty much as expected, maybe not the songs, but surely the artists.

Tesla had enormous success with their cover version of 'Signs' from the "Fire Man Acoustical Jam" album, an album, which in many ways defined the unplugged genre. And they continue the tradition, and have recorded a fine selection of cover songs, staying faithful to the original but also giving each song a solid injection of Tesla-ism.

This is for fans only, and I do count myself as one - and must admit I am enjoying every minute of this album. So if you are into Tesla, then make sure you pick this album up sooner rather than later...


 
Label: Tesla Electric Co. Recordings
Distribution: Import
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: July 11th 2007
Website: www.tesla.com