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Alestorm – Captain Morgans revenge 10th anniversary edition

CD:
Alestorm
Price:
13.95

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Rating:
5
On February 12, 2018
Last modified:February 12, 2018

Summary:

A great album - this reissue gives you a remixed/remastered version of the album plus a live disc so it's great value.

It’s hard to believe but it’s been ten years since Alestorm’s first album, “Captain Morgan’s revenge” was released. Since then they’ve released four more studio albums and are still singing about alcohol, women and piracy, and show no sign of stopping.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of “Captain Morgan’s revenge”, Alestorm have released a 10th anniversary edition. The album has been remixed and remastered by original producer Lasse Lammert, and that’s not all. There is now a second disc included, which rather than being outtakes or demo versions, is actually a full live album.

Recorded at Summer Breeze festival in 2015, it’s a great live album, so it means that Alestorm fans who already have the original version of “Captain Morgan’s revenge” can buy the new version and feel they’ve had good value for money – the money is worth it for the live album alone with the remastered version of the original studio album being a bonus.

A really nice bit with the live album is that they’ve kept all the bits between songs with Christopher Bowes talking to the crowd – often bands strip those bits out and just keep the songs but I always feel disappointed by that as you miss out on much of the live feel that way, but by keeping these bits in, Alestorm have made sure you get as much of the live experience as possible. (Note for the full live festival experience, play it at full volume outside when it’s torrential rain, and have someone there to sell you beer at a massively inflated price).

The original studio album has more than stood the test of time and the fact that several of the songs are still staples in the live sets shows how much the fans love them.

A great album – this reissue gives you a remixed/remastered version of the album plus a live disc so it’s great value.

Track listing:

Captain Morgan’s revenge

1. Over the seas
2. Captain Morgan’s revenge
3. The Huntmaster
4. Nancy the tavern wench
5. Death before the mast
6. Terror on the high seas
7. Set sail and conquer
8. Of treasure
9. Wenches & mead
10. Flower of Scotland

Live at Summer Brezze 2015

1. Actual human intro
2. Walk the plank
3. The Sunk’n Norwegian
4. Shipwrecked
5. Magnetic North
6. That famous ol’ spice
7. Nancy the tavern wench
8. Keelhauled
9. Rumpelkombo
10. Drink
11. Captain Morgan’s revenge

A great album - this reissue gives you a remixed/remastered version of the album plus a live disc so it's great value.

About Ant May

I spend half my life at gigs or festivals and the other half writing the reviews and editing photos, and somehow find time for a full time job too. Who needs sleep - I've got coffee.
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