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A's, B's And Rarities [CD]

Pilot Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (6 Dec 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B0006G89GU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,616 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Magic (2003 Digital Remaster)Pilot 3:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Just Let Me BePilot 3:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. January (2003 Digital Remaster)Pilot 3:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Never Give UpPilot 3:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Call Me Round (2003 Digital Remaster)Pilot 3:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Do Me GoodPilot 3:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Just A Smile (2003 Remaster)Pilot 3:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Don't Speak LoudlyPilot 4:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Are You In Love? (2003 Digital Remaster)Pilot 3:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. You're My No. 1 (2003 Digital Remaster)Pilot 3:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. High Into The SkyPilot 3:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Sooner Or Later (2003 Digital Remaster)Pilot 4:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Lady LuckPilot 3:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Dear ArtistPilot 4:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Running Water (2003 Digital Remaster)Pilot 3:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. First After Me (2003 Digital Remaster)Pilot 2:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Canada (2003 Digital Remaster)Pilot 2:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. The MoverPilot 3:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Penny In My Pocket (2003 Digital Remaster)Pilot 4:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Steps (2003 Digital Remaster)Pilot 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. No Ties No StringsDavid Paton 3:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Stop And Let GoDavid Paton 3:440.99  Buy MP3 

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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 again!! 23 Jan 2005
Format:Audio CD
On receiving this album I was transported back to 1975! None of the songs have lost their charm and I always felt that pilot were one of the most under-rated talents of the 1970's.From the mega hits 'magic' and January' to personal favourites like'call me round' and 'just let me be' it was a sheer delight to hear from these old friends and this album will be played again and again as I re-aquaint myself with a time when life was a little easier!!many thanks to EMI as our 12'' vinyl did not stand the test of time.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 MAGIC HITS and MISSES 17 Dec 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Get Up And Go / Big Screen Kill (7/77), Monday Tuesday / Evil Eye (9/77) and Ten Feet Tall / One Good Reason Why (11/77) aren't on this superb compilation because they weren't on EMI and therefore remain unissued on CD. The first single version of Just A Smile (6/74) isn't here either, but the brilliant remix is. Lady Luck (11/75) and a David Paton solo single No Ties No Strings (5/80) make their debut on CD on this album. Running Water (4/76) - a ballad which slowly grows on you, Canada (6/76) and Penny In My Pocket (9/76) were also glorious failures. I've deliberately given the release dates of these 9 misses, because no one else is likely to know that Pilot had 12 singles instead of the 4 shown in the guiness book of hit singles.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Smashing power pop. 11 Sep 2006
By mikem
Format:Audio CD
I chanced upon this by lucky hap, needing a CD that cost under a fiver. Having heard only Magic and January, I was unsure if the other material would be of ths same standard. But the majority of tracks are as good as those two smashes. If you are a fan of well played, complex and melodic power pop then this is a must. Crunchy guitars, nifty harmonies and handclaps abound. I would liken it to the Raspberries and Big Star but with less American sounding vocals. The Feeling have been compared to Pilot and that is not so far off the mark either. At 4.97 this is a bargain!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pure glorious pop 23 Nov 2004
Format:Audio CD
Pilot were that timeless glory, a pure pop band. Their singles were perfectly crafted and packed with hooks, everything from punchy pop guitars to exquisite lost-chord vocal harmonies. A real joy to see them getting this re-release as the old 45s are starting to look really worn.
Pilot improved with age too, with the material from their third LP "Morin Heights" particularly outstanding, showing new depths of material and maturity. The only reason I don't give it five is that, being an EMI release, they've left off the late period Arista singles, of which "Get Up and Go" was as irresistably catchy as anything here.
If all you've ever heard of Pilot is "January" and "Magic", get this to see how consistently good they were.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scottish group of the mid-seventies 3 Jun 2009
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
With just two his that were big enough to stay long in the memory, plus two minor hits, I'm glad they didn't call this a greatest hits package. All the hits are here together with all the other A-sides that missed the charts, plus all the B-sides and three album tracks. There are actually nine A-sides and ten B-sides, because one of the singles was released on two separate occasions, the B-side being different on the second release.

Two of the founder members (David Paton and Billy Lyall) actually met first as members of an embryonic Bay City Rollers, but both had departed from that group before they became famous. They went their separate ways but eventually met up again (it wasn't planned) and played around with a few musical ideas. Eventually, they teamed up with Stuart Tosh and became Pilot, the P, L, and T being taken from the first letters of their surnames.

Pilot's debut album, titled From the album of the same name, was released in 1974 but didn't do much business, nor did their debut single, Just a smile. At some point in 1974, Ian Bairnson became a fully-fledged member of the group, having played on one track on their debut album. Pilot made their breakthrough with their second single, Magic, which just missed the British top ten, and which became their only big hit in America. Pilot had their biggest British hit with their third single, January, which really did enter the charts in January 1975, but which made number one, ironically, on the first of February. It stayed there for four weeks after which it understandably dropped quickly down and out of the charts. At that point, it looked as if Pilot were set to have at least a few more big hits, but it was not to be. Their second album charted, but only just and then only for one week.
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