Label: Charisma - VJCP-98009~11,Virgin - VJCP-98009~11 • Format: 3x, CD Compilation, Remastered, Limited Edition SHM-CD • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock, Prog Rock
Disc 1: 1. Sympathy Digital Remaster Rare Bird 4. Lady Eleanor Digital Remaster Lindisfarne 6. City Song Digital Remaster Lindisfarne Hammerhead Digital Remaster Rare Bird 2.
Jackdaw Digital Remaster Audience 3. Twilight Alehouse Digital Remaster Genesis 6. Ritt Mickley Digital Remaster Refugee Steppenwolf Hawkwind 2. PSI Power Hawkwind Musically speaking, this boxset is no less excellent because of the artistes signed to the label were just as interesting as for the other labels that have been "anthologized" so far, but here, the period featured is much longer, stretching until 78 as opposed to 72 or 73 for othersand for some strange reasons some artistes have been shunned as well?
I'm thinking of Atacama, a Chilean group having recorded two albums in the label's glory years, or Doggerel Bank but most likely these are not the only case of voluntary omissions, since they could've easily shortened the life spectrum and take the third disc into these oft- forgotten releases.
So that's a sad occasion lost to remind us of forgotten and obscure stuff in favour of better-known artistes? Most over half, anyway of the tracks chosen are coming from then- Starving In The Tropics - Various - Refugees: A Charisma Records Anthology 1969-1978 samplers or single version of songs instead of the album versions.
One of the reasons why I buy these boxsets is that it allows for variety when I have friends over, I don't have to worry about having to change discs every two or three tunes?.
Nevermind whether you enjoy Python's humour I don't particularly, but that's only mebut placing the dumb and repetitive Spam Song is a compilationer's beginner mistake. If you really must include such a stinker, place it in last position so you can pop the disc out. As for the rest of the tracks, there are some small surprises: the Lindisfarne tracks chosen are much proggier than the usual roll-out-the-barrel pub folk songs, or total unknown to progheads Topo Bill, Cliff T Ward or Hot Thumb O'Riley.
This is why the above-mentioned Atacama and Doggerel Bank would've fitted fine in this fairly folky ensemble. However the third disc stretches beyond 74 including Solsburry Hill and even including some great Brand X tracks and diverse Hawkwind offshoots?
I dare say this difference changes from comparable boxsets time span? So it is the first of these boxset that will not get the usual four-star rating. Much of the music contained on this 3 disc set would surely earn stars from yours truly.
However, given that this Starving In The Tropics - Various - Refugees: A Charisma Records Anthology 1969-1978 is a set of its own, I feel obliged to review it on its own merits. What we have here is some of the worst digital mastering one is likely to encounter. While the credi You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.
Copyright Prog Acid Thunder / Yo Yo Get Funky - Layo & Bushwacka! - All Night Long, All rights reserved. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. This means that the lovely cardboard clamshell mini-Lp formula or the latter three labels has now transformed into an ugly fatboy double jewel case of the former Harvest, thus rendering immediately less attractive the present boxset.
Although coming with the lovely Mad Hatter centre label artwork on the In A State Of Mine - Charlett Schwarz - Behind A Face, the Cübik - 808 State - ex:el is much less cute Fell In Love Too Late - Living Proof - Living Proof a clamshell, and it is not a stoned and drunk label-founder Tony Stratton-Smith picture on the reverse that will change much.
The booklet in itself is generally done with the usual great care, presenting all artist featured here, beit once or four times. Latest members reviews Much of the music contained on this 3 disc set would surely earn stars from yours truly. You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing use forum credentials.
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