I just recently purchased the new Jack Nitzsche collection “Hearing is Believing: 1962-1979” and I am not totally in love with this collection – but I am really intrigued with Nitzsche and his work.
For instance I love his “Lonely Surfer” album and a friend of mine got me a copy on vinyl “Jack Nitzsche Plays Chopin” (I may not have the correct name of the title) and that is super as well. I also like his work in Crazy Horse – not that crazy about Neil Young’s material – but really love his arrangements on the Stones recordings as well as his work on the Spector records.
Most of the material on this collection I feel is sort of ‘hack’ work done by a really great arranger. I am sure there are reasons why they couldn’t use material like Jagger’s ‘Memo from Turner” from “Performance” (another great piece of work by Nitzsche) and that I think is a great shame.
So I was wondering if anyone on this list or blog has heard this collection and what their thoughts are on it. There are 26 songs and I think half of them are either really interesting or just plain fantastic.