Just Like Paradise: A Millennium Tribute to Diamond David Lee Roth

January 22nd, 2006
by Celtic Bob

Just Like Paradise: A Millennium Tribute to Diamond David Lee Roth
2005, Versailles Records


12 musical tributes to one of Hard Rock’s greatest frontmen. Featured on this collection are some well known and some not so well known musician’s doing DLR related tracks. The songs here cover both his VanHalen work as well as his solo material.

Of the 12 songs featured here there is an even split between solo and VH material. Both are equally as good. The main thing that is apparent on the disc is the great guitarists featured throughout. There is everyone from George Lynch to Rowan Robertson to Blues Saraceno, even the unknowns do a spectacular job of recreating the originals. While they are no Vai’s or Eddie’s they do hold their own and add to them in places.

The weakness on this album is largely in the vocal category. None of these singers can top Dave’s vocal’s in any of these songs. Dave is truly a unique singer that cannot be imitated and he makes every song his own. Some artists here try and even do the ad-libs but fail and fall flat.

Overall it is a decent tribute disc and one of the better ones out there. It’s great to see some of these musician’s still around and playing.







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