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Looking For A Dream [VINYL]


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Product details

  • Vinyl (18 Feb 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Circle Records
  • ASIN: B00ANGGBEA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 80,681 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Product Description

After re-releasing the official "Reg King" album and "Missing in Action" E.P., several years ago, Circle Records had every intention of releasing another complete album of the former Action vocalist's original material soon afterwards. However, time passes and things often don't go as planned: It was only by late 2010 that all official permissions were granted, and a further six months before restoration and editing was complete. Recorded between Reggie leaving The Action in 1968 and the end of 1969, these songs feature his former bandmates throughout (still trading as The Action without him). With just one exception, the tracks are full-band, not just 'acoustic sketches' as many demo. recordings are. Aside from three tracks rescued from unlikely tape sources and an acetate, the majority are in perfect 'finished master' quality. For some reason, all of this material was left aside when the time came for Reggie's 1971 album. In comparison, they are brighter and more uplifting than that record, not hampered by a similar busy / heavy production. The music ranges from the soulful pop of his Action days, shows influences of jazz and just hints at the 'progressions' yet to come. Nothing is overlong and all tracks show just what a tremendous songwriter the man was. This record bridge's the gap between The Action's "Rolled Gold" and Mr. King's 'official' solo record perfectly. If it had been released as a last Action record, or as a 'first' solo album, maybe Reggie's career and our and respect for him would have been even bigger.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mark lake on 5 July 2013
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This is essentially a late Action CD, Reggies gorgeous voice and harmonies soaring at their very best - despite most of the material being recovered from old demos and discarded tapes all of it stands up brilliantly and certainly the six years spent remastering have paid off - a labour of love but one I'm so grateful for ! Buy it if you like The Action, Like Reg, like class music, like drifting away on summer breezes, oh hell - even if you like none of these things then buy it anyway because its a lost treasure that just deserves to be heard - nothing else comes close.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Roxy on 26 Aug 2013
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Very nice find though i wouldn't say it's better than his
first solo album ,only different!
As usual you get the very best of one of britains best singers!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CARLOS on 2 Dec 2013
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Evething about reg King always is great if you think that he put a few sigles with The Action , and only one Album.. I hope more demos, outtakes in the future.
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By Al The Man on 22 Dec 2014
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Excellent
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Buy this! 9 May 2014
By jeff svirtunas - Published on Amazon.com
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Like this more than the official solo Lp/ cd. Definitely for fans of The Action and Mighty Baby. Very Good.
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