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Aviary Collector's Edition, Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (26 Aug. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Collector's Edition, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Rock Candy
  • ASIN: B00DZN8IBW
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 187,900 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Soaring
2. Anthem for the USA
3. Puddles
4. As Close As You Can Get
5. Mystic Sharon
6. Feel the Heart
7. Average Boy
8. I Will Hear
9. Maple Hall

Product Description

Special Deluxe Collector s Edition / Fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology / Classic AOR/Pomp rock / Includes Soaring , Mystic Sharon and Anthem For The USA / 12 page full colour booklet, 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork, photos and new interview. Of all the great pomp bands that flourished during the 1970s, and here we can include the likes of Styx, Kansas, Trillion, and Starcastle, five piece West Coast unit Aviary were in many ways the kings of the genre. Grandiose, pompous, bombastic and completely impervious to fashion, the unique song writing talent of vocalist Brad Love and the musical skills he and his fellow band members brought to this album still make it (some thirty years after the fact) a very special work of beauty. Veterans of the Washington/Seattle music scene (they featured ex members of uber obscurities such as Bighorn and Russia) the band's demo tape eventually found its way into the hands of British impresario Brian Lane. who was at the time managing prog-gods Yes. Signed to Epic records, the band were ushered into the studio with renowned producer Gary Lyons (Foreigner, UFO, Lone Star) overseeing their flamboyant musical proficiency. Originally issued in 1979, the album truly side-swiped the music world. Brimming with epically constructed songs and audacious arrangements, the contents were truly mind blowing, calling to mind the most highfalutin works of Queen and Yes, together with the art-rock of Be Bop Deluxe and Sparks. It was a veritable smorgasbord of indulgence that cemented their place in the pomp rock hall of fame as one of the most ambitious records ever recorded. Track listing: Soaring; Anthem For The USA; Puddles; As Close As You Can Get; Mystic Sharon; Feel The Heart; Average Boy; I Will Hear; Maple Hall

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mikey on 1 Sept. 2013
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magnificent mix of supertramp, yes ( being the obvious comparison) and touch this album is a work of art and i cannot believe i missed it first time around! treat yourself and buy this cd i cannot recomend it highly enough.hint to the wonderful people at rock candy records, private lines trouble in school it needs your special cd rerelease treatment pleaze!!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark Jones on 4 Sept. 2013
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One of my all time favourite Pomp albums. The classically trained Brad Loves musical vision for me at times brings to mind The Beach Boys and The Beatles all be it on steroids as well as the other bands mentioned above ie Queen, Sparks, Yes [rickenbacker bass lines] brilliantly produced by Gary Lyons, Starcastles second and best Fountains Of Light, Trillion and UFO among others.
This is one album you really must hear if you have an affinity for this kind of music. For some reason they have not used the original front cover with the jet taking off with giant bird wings which you got with the limited Sony release back in 2001 but instead are using the back of the original cover as the front.
After this you should get Ambition which is a collection of previously unreleased material that they recorded leading up to this album, the earliest track dating from 75, then a session in 77 and then 79. Brad Loves first official solo release colours masterpiece from 83 is also worth a listen.
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Amazon.com: 3 reviews
POMP PROGRESSIVE POWER POP ROCK AT ITS BEST!!! 4 April 2014
By ELO1216 - Published on Amazon.com
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Aviary mixed progressive influences (Yes, ELP) with rock influences (Queen, The Beatles) to come up with one on the most enjoyable pomp rock records of the late 70's / early 80's. Soaring vocals, superb songwriting and musicianship - this one is a winner!
How did this band not happen??? 4 Nov. 2013
By Gary P. Wisner - Published on Amazon.com
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One of the missed treasures from the '70's. If you like Styx or Queen, you wil love this band and album
The American Queen 28 Jan. 2015
By Jordan Farquharson - Published on Amazon.com
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To me, this band sounds like an American version of Queen, but with keyboards. However, the song Average Boy sounds like The Buggles. The singer, Brad Love, even sounds like Freddie Mercury. The song Puddles sounds similar to When I'm Sixty-four by The Beatles and Good Company by Queen. IMHO, this CD is a must for any Queen fan.
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