Down Beat (3/97, p.46) - 3 Stars - (out of 5) - "...they find synergies that carry them to previously uncharted regions of speed-freak guitar nirvana. Their collective attainment is astonishing....a killer hi-fi demonstration album..."Musician (3/97, p.94) - "...brims with tight, fiery arrangements, daredevil solos, and inventive compositions, especially from McLaughlin's pen....it's nice to hear fretboard firepower in the service of more ambitious musicality."
Entertainment Weekly (2/5/99, p.71) - "Master of the guitar, banjo, and lute-like oud, Bull was a world music eclectic decades before it was fashionable. Though not in their league technically, he anticipated fret masters as diverse as Gabor Szabo, John McLaughlin, and Ry Cooder..."- Rating: A-The Wire (3/03, p.66) - "...All of Sandy Bull's albums ought to be heard in their entirety, but this compilation is a very good place to get your feet wet, in an ocean of beauty that knows no boundaries..."Dirty Linen (6-7/99, p.68) - "...gleams bright and beautiful....Sandy Bull is an original..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.76) - "Bull blithely, but brilliantly, merged classical fantasia with Indian raga and American folk primitivism."
Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.118) - Ranked #94 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...The word 'fusion' was never big enough to describe the visceral thrill of these explosive studio explorations and the pioneering tape-edit wizardry of producer Ted Macero..."Rolling Stone (5/28/70, p.50) - "...Miles' music continues to grow in its beauty, subtlety and sheer magnificence...these chaps have discovered a new way to cook..."Entertainment Weekly (p.73) - "Any one of these singular extrapolations can still transport you light-years away from reality in a heartbeat." -- Grade: AQ (4/99, p.128) - Included in Q's "Best Jazz Albums of All Time."Down Beat (p.66) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he pitch-shifting echoes at the start of the title track seemingly drift into infinity."Mojo (Publisher) (p.114) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t took electricity seriously, celebrating noise and fury in a way that only served to accentuate the spiritual magnificence within."Record Collector (magazine) (p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It singlehandedly gave birth to the jazz-rock fusion movement and changed jazz forever."Uncut (magazine) (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] beautiful, scary, oceanic melding of studio-manipulated sounds that bridges the gap between modal jazz, hypnotic funk and Hendrix-side proto-metal..."
"...Suspense right up to the splashdown..." - Recommended Premiere "...It's easily Howard's best film....A triumph of stirring storytelling and heartstopping suspense..." Rolling Stone "...This book-faithful, 2 1/4-hour team effort shrewdly keeps its eye on the ball....The movie will happily repay multiple viewings..." -- 4 out of 4 stars USA Today "...So authentic, so brilliant in its technical details, that it succeeds in putting us on that ship..." -- Rating: B Entertainment Weekly "...Howard makes all the complicated action clear to the viewer, a feat in itself....Physically, APOLLO 13 pulls off some stunners..." Variety "...Ron Howard's film of this mission is directed with a single-mindedness and attention to detail that makes it riveting....This is a powerful story, one of the year's best films, told with great clarity and remarkable technical detail..."Chicago Sun-Times "APOLLO 13 is an astonishing space epic that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit." Widescreen Review
No Depression (p.138) - "Roth gets bluegrass, and fits his arena-sized yee-haw/hee-haw between a Kentucky violin and a banjo as effortlessly as he does with Marshall stacks and feuding band members."