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Cozy Powell - Tilt (The best album you haven't heard!)

Postby TheHero » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:55 pm

I bought this album with no expectations at all.. and to my big surprise, this rather unknown album turned out to be probably the best album I have ever heard. A great line up here, with Gary Moore, Neil Murray and Jeff Beck to mention three of them.
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Re: Cozy Powell - Tilt (The best album you haven't heard!)

Postby TheHero » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:15 pm

I strongly recommend to give it a listen. It is a VERY good album! You probably won't believe it until you take a listen..


Tilt (known as Thunder Storm in Japan) is the second solo album by English drummer Cozy Powell, released in 1981.


Side one
"The Right Side" (Kirby Gregory, John Cook) – 3:50
"Jekyll & Hyde" (Gregory, Cook) – 4:38
"Sooner or Later" (Gregory, Elmer Gantry) – 3:02
"Living a Lie" (Cozy Powell, Bernie Marsden, Don Airey) – 5:37

Side two
"Cat Moves" (Jan Hammer) – 5:12
"Sunset" (Gary Moore) – 4:32
"The Blister" (Moore, Airey) – 4:22
"Hot Rock" (Hammer) – 4:36
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Re: Cozy Powell - Tilt (The best album you haven't heard!)

Postby TheHero » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:17 pm

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Re: Cozy Powell - Tilt (The best album you haven't heard!)

Postby TheHero » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:19 pm

Also great, like all the other songs on this album..

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Re: Cozy Powell - Tilt (The best album you haven't heard!)

Postby Leigh Burne » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:19 pm

It's not a bad album. Terribly dated in places though.

As a big fan of Gary Moore, I've always known it for the superb "Sunset", one of the best instrumental pieces he's ever recorded in my opinion. It's a shame it's buried away on a Cozy Powell album where most of his fans probably wouldn't find it.
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Re: Cozy Powell - Tilt (The best album you haven't heard!)

Postby TheHero » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:38 pm

Leigh Burne wrote:It's not a bad album. Terribly dated in places though.

As a big fan of Gary Moore, I've always known it for the superb "Sunset", one of the best instrumental pieces he's ever recorded in my opinion. It's a shame it's buried away on a Cozy Powell album where most of his fans probably wouldn't find it.


Yes, but still, not as dated as any of the solo work from any of the Queen members or other artists at the time. That is what impresses me.. it sounds good even today. I expected a much more dated sound, so got pretty surprised. The songs are even catchy. As good as any Whitesnake, Rainbow or Genesis album.

Great work from Moore, even the vocalists sound good.

This is way above the expectations I had for a drummer's solo album...
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Re: Cozy Powell - Tilt (The best album you haven't heard!)

Postby Kes » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:34 am

It's quite rare for a drummer, particularly one who isn't renowned as a singer, to have his name on hit singles...

Dave Clark, Sandy Nelson, Cozy Powell... See, I've run out already.

Through singles like Dance With The Devil, The Man In Black and Na Na Na, Cozy had built a name enough for himself to be able to record albums carrying his name.
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Re: Cozy Powell - Tilt (The best album you haven't heard!)

Postby Leigh Burne » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:40 am

TheHero wrote:As good as any Whitesnake, Rainbow or Genesis album.

Now that is a stretch...

But still, I do agree Tilt is a surprisingly decent listen.

On the subject of Cozy, man did the guy have a career. Seems like he played with just about anyone of note in the rock world.
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