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  • Audio CD (23 April 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: EMI Catalogue
  • ASIN: B007FQW7LM
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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  2. Rheinhardt And Geraldine / Colores Para Dolores 5:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
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  9. Shooting At The Moon 5:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
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11. Puis Je? (2003 Remastered Version) 3:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Gemini Child (Alan Black Session) 3:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Lady Rachel (Alan Black Session) 6:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
14. Shooting At The Moon (Alan Black Session) 3:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
15. Derby Day (BBC Top Gear Session 9 June 1970) 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
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  2. Shouting In A Bucket Blues 3:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
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11. Caribbean Moon (2003 Remastered Version) 3:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Take Me To Tahiti 3:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Interview (BBC Bob Harris Session 11 April 1973) 5:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
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15. Another Whimsical Song (BBC Radio One's ''John Peel Show'' 30/7/74)0:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
16. The Lady Rachel (BBC Radio One's ''John Peel Show'' 30/7/74) 3:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
17. Stop This Train (BBC Radio One's ''John Peel Show'' 30/7/74) 6:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By TheHyperstation on 11 April 2013
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I stumbled across vintage video of Mr Ayers performing Shouting In a Bucket Blues on BBC4 a month or so back and it cheered me up no end. I decided to invest in this download as it seemed such good value. Not disappointed; Hazy, eccentric, humorous, adventurous.

In some strange way it reminds me of a long departed 70's childhood in England.

Now where's my Tardis?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rob Sanderson on 13 Dec. 2012
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This gathers together the individual cd extended edition releases plus adds on each cd more radio sessions from other cds. All you need in one great package at a very reasonable price. Buy it now.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Wharf on 25 Oct. 2013
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First, the good news: this compilation is great value for money - 5CDs comprising the original albums, plus BBC sessions and other bonus tracks.

Now, the not so good news - the bonus tracks do not include all of the other bonus tracks (mostly singles, B-dides and out-takes) that appeared on the invidiual album re-issues a few years ago. So this was a missed opportunity to pull all this material together (or maybe just put out a CD of the BBC tracks?). Also, there are very limited sleevenotes, and the accompanying booklet looks underbaked. Shame.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By James B. Spink HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Mar. 2013
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If EMI had waited another year they could, perhaps, have made this a slightly better tribute to Kevin Ayers who passed away in early 2013.As it is this April 2012 release is not a bad package - especially if you can get it for around sixteen quid from one of Amazon's sellers - but a little more effort could have improved it no end. Called "The Harvest Years 1969 - 1974" it features Kevin's first four albums recorded for EMI's Harvest label between 1969 and 1973 plus an album actually released on the Island label in 1974. The four Harvest albums use the 2003 remasters already released individually - but with different bonus tracks; the bonus tracks included here are mainly from BBC sessions. The Island album, Dr Dream, uses the 2009 remaster released by EMI that year - again the bonus tracks vary with this release.

You can check the differences in bonus material by looking at the earlier individual CD releases on Amazon and decided whether to buy them individually or as this box set. A better version of this box would have featured the earlier CDs with the BBC material included as a bonus disc! The booklet included here is rather basic with just pictures of the original album sleeves and track details and all packaged in an old-style multi-disc jewel case.

I can't see EMI revisiting Kevin Ayers' back catalogue any time soon so if you are new to his work, or thinking of adding something to your CD collection after his passing, then this is probably the best value for now. I reviewed Songs for Insane Times: An Anthology 1969-1980 a couple of years back and although I liked that set I would recommend this collection before that one. The music on this collection deserves five stars - although there is actually quite a bit of filler! - but the presentation is only three stars. So for the actual value of this package I have compromised and given four stars!
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Only heard this collection a week ago and all I can say is wow! I first heard of Kevin Ayers from reading about Pink Floyd in late 1980s a time when Ayers was in the where are they now category and pre-internet it was difficult to find out more. Ayers was the bassist/ vocalist of Floyd 1966/67 contemporaries & bill sharers the Soft Machine. In 1968 Both Floyd and Soft Machine’s front men left their respective bands and started solo careers sharing the same management and record label Harvest. Whereas Syd Barrett’s solo career consisted of two disjointed efforts of interest only to compelists, Ayers’s solo career is a goldmine as it captured him at his peak of his powers and it took much longer for the drugs to destroy his creativity. Ayers legacy is that of the link between Syd Barrett and Bryan Ferry.

I remember reading an interview with former manager Peter Jenner where he described Kevin Ayers as being Bryan Ferry before Ferry. Ayers had the looks & the female admirers, more importantly the voice, artiness, Velvet Underground & C&W influences & the Lounge Lizard croon that Ferry also had. No doubt Ayers helped galvanise Bryan Ferry. Part of the tune for Ayers’ Lady Rachel seems to have worked its way in Ferry’s Song for Europe. Brian Enos’ early solo albums Here Comes the Warm Jets and Taking Tiger Mountain seem to these ears owe more to the influence of Ayers than to Ferry/ Roxy.
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By Timbo on 6 July 2014
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Kevin Ayers did his best work during the period covered by this compilation, though in calling it the Harvest Years, the compilers are slightly incorrect in that it also includes the first LP that he made for Island records in 1974. That's not of course a bad thing, since the island LP "The confessions of Dr Dream" was one of his very best.

What we have with this compilation, is the five albums made by this underrated artist over the five-year period covered by the title. This means that we get Joy of a Toy, Shooting at the Moon, whatevershebringswesing, Bananamour, plus the Dr Dream record.

The Harvest albums were remastered in 2003, while the Island album was remastered in 2008 –9. All of the albums come with bonus tracks, and while these are certainly well worth listening to, it is slightly disappointing that the bonuses do not match with the bonuses that were issued when the remastered CDs came out, thus we have radio session versions of some of the bonus tracks as opposed to studio outtakes.This doesn't really detract from the quality of the original albums course, and those fans already owning the original CDs, therefore have something new to find with this collection.

As other reviewers have already commented, the packaging is very disappointing, and for that reason only I have deducted one star from what would otherwise have been a five-star review. If you are new to the music Kevin Ayers, and and want more than just a single CD, I would say that this is a very good place to start.
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