The Shake Records label keeps popping out new releases in their “Tiger Man - Alternate Anthology Series”, while we’re reviewing volume six, volume seven has already been announced.
In line with their previous releases a good looking cover, basic liner notes and a track listing. Too bad the producers don’t read our reviews, the correct track info – essential to collectors – is the one thing missing here, especially when you blow your own trumpet in the booklet claiming to release new material.
How to review this CD? The CD’s are copies of previously released material from other boots, reviewing that may result is copies of previously written reviews. Again the producers had a good hand in selecting the songs for this compilation; “Stay Away”, “Only The Strong Survive” “Twenty Days And Twenty Nights”, “Always On My Mind”. “Three Corn Patches” and the “Rock My Soul / You Better Run” medley are always a pleasure to listen to. But the addition of “Padre”?!? Bad choice! The pro of this series is use of alternate versions making these compilations sound different from the standard compilation, but there it ends. As for the tracks themselves, the audio quality of several tracks is a bit lesser than on the previous releases in this series, it the well running on empty?
This label will probably never reach the quality of the Madison label’s “A Legendary Performer” series, but due to the hard to get material – which version it may be - is interesting for every fan.
Return To Sender (Master Take Longer Fade-Out) - A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You (Take 3) - You Don't Know Me (Take 12 & 13) - All I Needed Was The Rain (Vocal Overdub) - Stay Away (Ttake 9) - I'm Movin' On (Alternate Unfinished Master) - Rubberneckin' (Alternate Mix) - It Keeps Right On A Hurtin' (Undubbed Master) - Only The Strong Survive (Alternate Mix) - Twenty Days And Twenty Nights (Acetate Recording / Undubbed Master) - Stranger In The Crowd (Undubbed Master) - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (Undubbed Master / Unreleased) - Life (Original Single Version) - I Really Don't Want To Know (Alternate Mix) - Padre (Unfinished Master) - He Touched Me (Acetate Recording / Undubbed Master) - An Evening Prayer (Acetate Recording / Undubbed Master) - Burning Love (Undubbed Mmaster) - Always On My Mind (Overdubbed Version For "This Is Elvis") - Welcome To My World (Recorded Live, Alternate Mix) - Three Corn Patches (Undubbed Master) - Raised On Rock (Undubbed Master) - For Ol' Time Sake (Undubbed Master) - Little Sister (Recorded Live At The E/S, 13.12.1975) - She Thinks I Still Care (Undubbed Master) - I'll Never Fall In Love Again (Undubbed Master) - Rock My Soul / You Better Run (Recorded Live On Tour)