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Green [Original recording remastered]

Steve Hillage Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (26 Feb 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000H309AG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,080 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Sea Nature (2007 Digital Remaster) 6:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Ether Ships (2007 Digital Remaster) 5:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Musik Of The Trees (2007 Digital Remaster) 4:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Palm Trees (Love Guitar) (2007 Digital Remaster) 5:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Unidentified (Flying Being) (2007 Digital Remaster) 4:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. U.F.O. Over Paris (2007 Digital Remaster) 3:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Leylines To Glassdom (2007 Digital Remaster) 4:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Crystal City (2007 Digital Remaster) 3:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Activation Meditation (2007 Digital Remaster) 1:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Glorious Om Riff (2007 - Remaster) 7:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Unidentified Flying Being (Live At Glastonbury 1979) 4:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Not Fade Away (Glid Forever) (Live At The Rainbow Theater 1977) 7:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Octave Doctors (Live At Glastonbury 1979) 3:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Meditation Of The Snake (Alternative Mix) 3:160.99  Buy MP3 

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Let's talk to the Trees again! 9 Mar 2007
By Dr. D. B. Sillars VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
For many the underlying memory of this album is the yucky green vinyl of the original LP release. Oh the days of novelty vinyl! However what was contained in the grooves was Steve Hillage at his space rock best. After the more song orientated "Motivation Radio", with "Green" Hillage allowed himself to stretch out instrumentally. Plenty of his trademark soaring guitar playing and lots and lots of synths. The album was beautifully produced by Pink Floyd's Nick Mason, who also added "echo drums" to "Leylines in Glassdom", though the CD notes fail to mention this. I actually think that in time Nick Mason will be better remembered in the annals of rock for his work in the production seat rather than the drum stool. Just listen to Robert Wyatt's "Rock Bottom"!

"Green" starts with the wonderfully rich "Sea Nature". This was recently given a sterling cover by German prog band RPWL. The use of sequencers and synths throughout is a clear pointer to Hillage's future work as the techno outfit System 7. But Hillage was always aware of what musically was happening around him. The following album "Open" showed clear new wave influences. "Sea Nature" flows effortlessly into the dreamy "Ether Ships". I love the way this builds up over the bubbling sequencers. Not until near the end does Andy Anderson's cascading drums come in to lead Hillage's guitar off into the fade out. Then onto the languid "Musick of the Trees". This is hazy, easy going, summertime stuff. As is the lovely "Palm Trees (Live Guitar)", which is Hillage's simplest love song and features another in his long line of gorgeous guitar solos. There is a laid back, organic feel to the album as a whole which suits the eco-aware lyrical themes presented.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
By G. Ross
Format:Audio CD
Steve Hillage really is an under-rated artist. On first play, this album like Fish Rising, can have you putting it at the back of your collection never to be played again. You feel there is something special their that Hillage just missed. A good example being the first track which starts so strongly, then seems to lose itself in a very weak melody.
Keep playing and suddenly it dawns on you just how great a guitarist and how clever the tracks really are. Ether Ships and Palm Trees (love guitar) have you wishing they were longer.
Green is an album you can put on continuous play and not get bored or irritated. Turn the lights off and sit back and it is almost like a different album, all the subtleties coming to the fore.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A "Magick" album re-mastered to perfection... 24 Mar 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Of all Steve Hillage's wonderful solo albums, this one holds a very special place in my heart, along with "And Not Or/For To Next," which, despite the use of drum machines, has some wonderful songs and playing.

To me, this is a very personal album, the ecological concept way before its time in the broader world meaning far more now than then I think.

The music in many ways continues to develop the feel of the slightly earlier "Motivation Radio," Steve, Miquette and band trying their best to lift the listener into a higher, more aware and happier frame of mind. Despite the Punk explosion at this time, there were enough of the "Post Hippy" generation like me around to enjoy the music and the spectacular playing contained within Steve's albums has more than stood the test of time, sounding fresher than ever now I can more easily hear what was going on deep in the mix.

The original LP and CD release of this one was always very good indeed, to be fair. Indeed, Steve himself mastered the first CD issue. This re-mastering has subtly improved the ease in which the deepest layers of the mix can be enjoyed and this release, compared to the original, should be a good comparison of how good early CD releases of '70's material can be and how much more subtle modern technology can make them...

The music here has always been truly sublime in its beauty. The musicianship on 'Hillage albums was always of the highest order and there seems an air of happiness that spreads across all of his releases, continuing unabated into his System 7 work too... The bonus tracks are well worth having too, showing how good Steve was and still is as a live performer.

If you haven't got a Steve Hillage CD in your collection, I'd strongly recommend this one. The music is sublime in its purity and sincerity and time, if anything, has enhanced it.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 20 years on and still in my top 10 21 Mar 2006
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
After being introduced to this album on a very stoned afternoon it has remained one of my all time favourite albums. Without a dought Hillage at his best. Not too hippy. Not too electronic. Just right. The feel of the album is not lost at any time and flows from one track to the next. Highlights must be palm trees and unidentified
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hillage's Classic 21 Jun 2004
Format:Audio CD
Steve Hillage was noted for his fluid, spacey guitar work and stellar live performances. He was also pretty funky and it's perhaps no surprise that with System 7 he has settled into a techno dance groove. You don't have to look too hard to find the roots of his modern sound here. Plenty of hypnotic beats and synth phrasing combine with incredible guitar work and fantastic playing from the whole ensemble make this, to my mind, the greatest ever truly prog album. But it's so much more. When Hillage fans get together, this is the album they cite as the masterwork - with the closer, The Glorious Om Riff taking first prize as the soundtrack for setting the controls for the heart of the sun and holding on for the ride of your life. Awesome.
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Published 11 days ago by bryan broooon
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless classic
Gradually replacing vinyl collection with digital.
Steve Hillage was a big part of essential listening for our crowd back in the 70's and sounds as good today as then. Read more
Published 5 months ago by F. J. Price
5.0 out of 5 stars Steve Hillage 'Green'
Why did I choose this product ? because I wanted this album ! The CD Album was just as I hoped for and was in perfect condition and it was packed well.
Published 5 months ago by Graham A Harrop
5.0 out of 5 stars Steve Hillage at his best
I have been a fan of Steve Hillage since 1978 when I first heard him. This album sees Mr Hillage at his very best, from first to last note. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Fun game
1.0 out of 5 stars Totally wrong order
I loved Green when it first came out, so having lost the CD in a move ( I still have the vinyl, but nothing to play it on!) I thought I would download the MP3. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Mr
4.0 out of 5 stars Electric Guitar Maestro
O.K - Steve Hillage will never win any gongs for best prog.rock singer, but his
guitar playing is wonderful on this album. Every track where he lets rip is
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Published 20 months ago by Michael J. Lawley
5.0 out of 5 stars Steve Hillage is the MAN !
Saw some great bands in the 70's never managed to see Steve Hillage,
have re-visited my youth, go there you'll enjoy it !
Published 21 months ago by clinelee
5.0 out of 5 stars Throw back and catch!
This takes me back. The late 70's, BBC Radio 1 and the Alan Freeman Saturday afternoon show, and sitting in a friends house lsitening to Unidentified Flying Being and UFO Over... Read more
Published on 6 Mar 2012 by Jules
4.0 out of 5 stars Steve Hillage's best album
Green is the best album Steve Hillage ever recorded and if you're into traditional, out there, prog rock then this album is for you - just layback in the dark with a glass of... Read more
Published on 6 Jan 2011 by J. S. Tayler
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One time Gong lead guitarist Steve Hillage is an ambient and guitar fx pioneer. His unique guitar sound has been an inspiration to many players including the awesome Ed Wynn from... Read more
Published on 10 May 2010 by Alister King
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