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|Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:27 pm Post subject: KREZI 2007 LIVE CD: THE OFFICIAL KOMPAMAGAZINE REVIEW!
|Here is my review of the KREZI LIVE CD that was just released.
1)*BACK TO BACK:
*The intro/claps give you a feel a concert/bal (GOOD STUFF)
*There is a solo keyboard by DAVIDOFF (The second one) on this tack that makes me FLY IN THE SKY si tellement the keyboard is what I describe as a "SIWOMIEL/DOUS".
*ROOSEVELT kills this track when he comes in to do HIS vocals. IN A GOOD WAY that is.
*SHOULD "NOT" have been the opening track on the CD.
*2) LET'S TALK
*The LIVE rendition here is nice, but does not come to life until MIKA drops his RAGGA part in "Tell Me Whatcha Want My Baby".
*The sound on THIS SONG feels a bit MUFFLED "TOUFE".
*That pasrt "SOUKE DADA/VIRE ANBA is so good that they should have done it MORE than once.
*I have heard BETTER versions of LET'S TALK at KREZI concerts/bals that I have been to.
*This BANGER should have been the kickoff track off the cd to get people EXCITED IN A PARTY MOOD. This song grabs you by the throat and does NOT let go until the song is over.
*GREAT VISUAL CONCERT SONG (The CELLULAR and BRASSE MIN/CASSE CHIN Parts)
*"RALE KOW LA/HANDS UP" part gets me every time. GREAT STUFF.
*EXTREMELY HOT SONG on this LIVE CD. One of my favorites ON THIS CD.
*4) LEM' WE'W
*One of the most pleasant and enjoyable songs on the cd because of the CROWD PARTICIPATION. I have been BEGGING for HMI Bands to do LIVES like this....KREZI went that route and did VERY WELL here with this tune. NOTHING beats seeing/hearing a crowd singing your song, and people actually hearing it.
*I was so surprised that the people knew the song word for word, that I am asking myself si se pa ZANMI JAZZ LA yo mete bo micro a pou chante (LOL...JUST KIDDING)
*5) PA TCHEKE KREZI
*SOLID FAST TEMPO TRACK
*Guitar riffs A GOGO to drive you CRAZY (Excuse the pun)
*MIN KREZI A NAN TCHOU A YO is a very good part that must be a new one that they added in there.
*Carnival style solos from DAVIDOFF + an AWESOME SPOTLIGHT ON THE "BAN DEYE". That part just takes the song OVER THE TOP.
*6) TI MAFI
*"DOUS MAKOS" stylee.
*ISNARD DOUBY vocal Impression by Roosevelt is ON POINT. (Lol). If you did not know, you would actually think it's the legend doing a cameo on the song.
*My problem with this version is that it does not look like KREZI is fully pushing/exploiting the song PROPERLY in order to make it STAND OUT like they did with NEGOSYE and others. They are probably relying on the song's popularity with the fans from the studio cd, so they just added it, jut to play it LIVE, but NOT to do anything spectacular or special with it.
7) MIYAN MIYAN
*This COUPE CLOUE classic is surpringly ON POINT. It is NOT one of those classic songs that most of our new generation bands usually throws on a cd for credibility purposes, or to attract an older audience. You can tell that KREZI took their time working on this song and make it work.
VERDICT: I did NOT like the fact that out of the 7 songs, ONLY 2 can qualify as UPTEMPO CROWD BANGERS, and I am a bit dissapointed that they did NOT include one or two more UPTEMPO NUMBERS because They are good at those.
Also, the way that they started the CD with two songs that do not have ENERGY TO GET YOU IN A FESTIVE MOOD, they CAN lose a couple of people GIVING A LISTEN TO THE GROUP for the first time.
Other than that, This LIVE CD IS THE BOMB! It is on point. A very NICE JOB by Krezi. The songs are well delivered, the mix is good (Let's Talk leaves a little to be desired in that area), the CROWD REACTION IS SUPERB. If a very popular/well established band WITH HITS had released a CD like that...THEY WOULD DO A LOT OF DAMAGE. That's how good this CD is....the only setback might be the fact that the songs are NOT as well known by the majority like hits of popular bands in the hmi. BUT I GUARANTEE YOU that with this LIVE, KREZI WILL GET THE ATTENTION THAT IT DESERVES.
I give this CD a BIG THUMBS UP! I really..really..really..really LIKE IT A LOT. A Whole lot.
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