Bob Harris | The Great Nostalgia

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The Great Nostalgia

by Bob Harris

Frank Zappa's "boy soprano," Bob Harris, revisits his debut album filled with unique and astonishing instrumental and vocal textures with guests Steve Vai, Thana Harris and many others.
Genre: New Age: Adult Alternative
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1. Ageless Love
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4:32 $0.99
2. The Great Nostalgia
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7:40 $0.99
3. Message From The Shore
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8:24 $0.99
4. The Flower
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4:10 $0.99
5. There's Still Hope
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6:48 $0.99
6. Autumn In Nepal (Steve Vai Remix)
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8:20 $0.99
7. The Blue Gazebo
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4:29 $0.99
8. Nobody Wins In A War
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2:23 $0.99
9. Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Live At Zappanale 13)
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3:00 $0.99
10. Magnet And Iron
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5:12 $0.99
11. White Bird/ Ancient Wish
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7:27 $0.99
12. There's Still Hope (Steve Vai Remix)
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6:45 $0.99
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Album Notes
Bob Harris joined Frank Zappa's band in 1980 and has been featured on many FZ releases over the years. In 1986, he completed his debut album "The Great Nostalgia." Reissued for the first time, Bob has revisited the album by updating Zappa's favorite track "Ageless Love." Steve Vai remixed two of the tracks, and Bob has added a few more to complete this release.

Bob and his wife Thana gave an incredible performance of the standard "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" at the Zappanale festival in 2002, and they are also featured on another brilliant cover - It's A Beautiful Day's "White Bird."

Throughout "The Great Nostalgia," Bob Harris' soaring, emotive vocals are a big part of the unique aural tapestry. Also featured is the ballad "Magnet And Iron," "Nobody Wins In A War" and an unreleased instrumental from the original sessions, "The Blue Gazebo."

Bob Harris is currently performing with the reformed melodic rock band Axe.


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Steve Clarke

The Great Nostalgia
For some reason anyone who played with Zappa can't seem to resist a bit of "munchkin music". Personally I can do without the munchkin type stuff but there's not too much of it on this album and there is plenty of great music. There's Still Hope is one of the great songs of all time and we are treated to two versions. Magnet and Iron is possibly the cheesiest song ever written and I hope to hear it in a High School Musicale movie one day, I chuckle every time I hear "like a moth to your fire".
There is no way of categorizing this album other than to say almost everyone would enjoy something on it.