Bubbi - 06.06.06 - The Reykjavik Grapevine

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Bubbi – 06.06.06


Published November 3, 2006

This 2-CD set is the live recording of Bubbi’s 50th birthday concert, which he managed to sell out in at least two different ways. The venue was packed with people who bought tickets and some bank bought some hefty advertising space. But let’s not get into that. It’s an ambitious project for any artist to race through a two-hour program with six bands and some solo performances. It may have taken its toll on Bubbi that night, or maybe it’s because the imperfect recording – the guitar sound is at times way too low and generally the bands are too far back in the mix. The best moments are when Bubbi is free from his old bandmates and just sits down with the guitar – the new song Grafir og Bein ranks among his best works. Buy this if you were one of the 5,000 people who had a great time at the concert – if not, get something else from Bubbi – there’s a lot of good stuff to choose from. PH

*This issue only, in honor of Bubbi Morthens, who would never want to have his name associated with beer, we have decided to rate his album in cups of coffee. The average price for a cup of coffee, is 250 ISK, half the price of a beer, so: 1 beer = 2 coffee cups.

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