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Obsession [VINYL]

UFO Vinyl
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UFO are an English rock band, who were formed in 1969. UFO became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. UFO were ranked #84 on VH1's '100 Greatest Artists of Hard ... Read more in Amazon's UFO Store

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  • Vinyl (1 Nov 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Plastic Head America
  • ASIN: B004V9J732
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 271,379 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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A1 Only You Can Rock Me 4:08 A2 Pack It Up (And Go) 3:14 A3 Arbory Hill 1:11 A4 Ain't No Baby 3:58 A5 Lookin' Out For No. 1 4:34 B1 Hot 'N' Ready 3:16 B2 Cherry 3:34 B3 You Don't Fool Me 3:23 B4 Lookin' Out For No. 1 Reprise 1:14 B5 One More For The Rodeo 3:45 B6 Born To Lose 3:31 Credits Arranged By [Strings], Conductor - Alan McMillan Bass - Pete Way (2) Drums - Andy Parker (3) Engineer [Assistant] - Mike Clink Guitar - Michael Schenker Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals - Paul Raymond (2) Producer - Ron Nevison Vocals - Phil Mogg

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4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8 out of 5 stars
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I own all of the pivotal albums by most of the major rock bands. Briefly remembered the name UFO when I was a 10-year-old at the tail end of the 70s and the association with Michael Schenker and the MSG (written on the back of every denim jacket!). Never paid them any attention (assumed them to be substandard Heavy Metal Band) until last week when I was trying to find new music to buy on Amazon. Listened to 'Force It' because I recalled the striking cover with the couple in the shower which my best mate's older brother had when I was a kid. Listened to this album and thought it was top notch and not remotely Heavy Metal! Immediately listed to Phenomenon, No Heavy Petting, Lights Out, Obsession and Strangers in the Night and all of these brilliant with not a single duff track on any of them and highly varied material as well with straight ahead rockers mixed with strings, sparkling keyboards and recorders! Really warmed to Phil Mogg's voice so it was not just about Schenker's riffs. Hence I bought them all. I've just belatedly come to the conclusion that this is one of most under-rated bands of the 70s, with a stellar run of 6 brilliant albums and I'm amazed that they are virtually now forgotten. I subscribe to Classic Rock, Uncut, Mojo and Q and never a mention of UFO. All Music Guide rated Lights Out, Force It and Strangers in the Night highly (and the other 3 less so) but to be honest all of the 6 aforementioned albums are equally as good. Buy them all! Incidentally I work with a few late 40-something German colleagues and not one of them have ever heard of Michael Schenker! They had heard of Page and Blackmore! Re-evaluation of the merits of UFO is required ASAP.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Landmark Rock Album 25 July 2008
Format:Audio CD
Another nice re-master of a truly landmark rock album. This was the final masterpiece of the classic line up of the seventies, never to be equalled until "Walk on Water" brought them back together. The mix again brings forward the trademark Schenker licks and bolsters the rhythm section to compliment the orchestral arrangements and top notch original production by Ron Nevison. The guitar work by Schenker soars even higher on "Ain't no Baby", still one of my favorite moments here along with classics like "Cherry", "Hot n Ready", "You Don't Fool Me", "Only You Can Rock Me", hell every track is just majestic.
Of course I had to own a copy but I wonder if Mr Schenker was consulted regarding the bonus material. Back in the day he was a stinker for perfection and probably wouldn't be happy with the guitars in the bonus live material here which is the weakest of all the re-releases to date. "Hot n Ready" , a live set opener is not the best vocally, in fact i've never heard a better version than the recorded one. The other tracks "Pack it up and Go" and "Ain't no Baby" are OK but they must have been scratching around to find something worthwhile to add. As a life long Schenker fan I have to admit you won't find a better version of "Pack it up and Go" than the live studio footage on the Showtime DVD with Vinnie Moore on guitar.
So buy this along with "Force It", "Phenomenon", "No Heavy Pettin", "Lights Out" and "Strangers in the Night" and you've got all the major UFO sitings of the 70's covered.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars british metal at its best 11 Feb 2001
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Format:Audio CD
probably the finest studio recording from one of the finest exponents of british metal these shores has ever seen. michael schenker's guitar playing contains some of the finest moments he has ever recorded,blending melodic and searing solos as only he knows how.this was a glorious statement of british rock from a band that were at the pinnacle of their career.listen and enjoy!!!!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece 4 July 2008
Format:Audio CD
If I had to choose one album to be stranded on a desert island with it this is it. A band and producer at the very top of their game, setting the standards for the rest to envy. Simply majestic.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The definitive UFO Album 19 Mar 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This has to be the most played album of my teenage years. Everyone in my year at school played this album to death, (thanks Murph, RIP) it was the 1st record I ever did a home tape from & it still stands up today as one of the best rock albums ever made - one of my top 5 ever!
The entire album is awsome, the highlights of which have to be the sublime "Looking out for Number 1" (which has one of my favourite "less is more" guitar breaks in it) as well as the classic "Only You Cab Rock Me"
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Rock Solid" 26 Aug 2003
Format:Audio CD
Coming inbetween the albums "Lights Out" and the live "Strangers in the night","Obsession" continued the high standard now expected from the band.As well as the usual uptempo rock numbers,
like "Pack It Up(And Go)","Hot'N'Ready" and of course the classic "Only You Can Rock Me"(inspiration for Spinal Taps "Tonight we're gonna rock you,tonight"?).The album also contains some of the Way/Mogg writing teams most effective ballads,like "Born To Lose" and the fantastic "Looking Out For
No.1",a perfect blend of soulfull lyrics,a great sing along chorus and a fine arrangement with strings that really showed that UFO were up with the best rock bands of the day,
(it even gets a short instrumental reprise ).In the post punk U.K. of 1978,"Obsession" managed a credable chart placing of no.26,not bad as heavy rock was'nt often given airplay back then.
The cover is another great bit of seventies Hipgnosis design,
all the best Rock bands used them ,to "sort out the artwork".
Apparently when viewing the finished design,Michael Schenker
asked in all innocence "..Why have'nt I got any balls?".
To sum up,"Obsession" is UFO doing what they do best,recorded during a stable line-up period!I loved it when I was seventeen and I still love it today,and that's not just nostalgia talking.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Obsession
If you're thinking of buying the deluxe CD for the three extra live tracks, my advice is don't bother. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mark Fleetwood
5.0 out of 5 stars UFO - Obsession
Quite simply a great album and a must for all ufo fan's... If you haven't already got it.
I bought the original on vinyl years ago, but required the mp3 version to listen to... Read more
Published 6 months ago by MR J F CHAPMAN
5.0 out of 5 stars Lead Guitar Masterclass!!!
This IS, in my opinion, the BEST Hard Rock studio album of all time (although the Wild, The Willing, And The Innocent, runs it fairly close). Read more
Published 17 months ago by TV
5.0 out of 5 stars The best heavy metal band ... ever !
It's taken me since 1978 to work this one out, but, after listening to 'Obsession' today, I conclude that UFO are the greatest Metal band. Read more
Published on 21 Dec 2011 by I. H. Roblin
4.0 out of 5 stars Schenker - clearly inspired
As brilliant an album as this is; the songs are spot-on....however, it is the guitar playing of Michael Schenker that tips this over the "great album" into the "stand-out album by... Read more
Published on 28 Mar 2011 by Mr. C. Mclean
5.0 out of 5 stars ufo orbits different planet
one of the best albums from '78 probably only bettered by van halen's debut and i use that album as a reference point,surely this album should have fired UFO to the top along side... Read more
Published on 26 Jan 2010 by Mr Blackwell
2.0 out of 5 stars The '99 remaster is league's ahead of this poor sounding tinny...
It's pointless me saying anything against the musicianship on this album because it's incredible,top class musicians playing so tight and as another reviewer said a band at the... Read more
Published on 27 Oct 2009 by The Lost Golfer
5.0 out of 5 stars One of My Top 5 Rock Albums....Ever!
Great to see a re-mastered version on this all time classic album.

All in all I have probably listened to this album more than any other, from when it was first released... Read more
Published on 1 Oct 2008 by hichens123
5.0 out of 5 stars THE PINNACLE OF THEIR STUDIO ALBUMS - DOESN'T GET BETTER THAN THIS
UFO like many rock acts before them delivered several fantastic rock albums each one getting better and better, before the enevitable decline. Read more
Published on 9 Sep 2008 by R. G. Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars another album that cemented their reputation
Obsession is another top notch quality UFO album that had enough riffs to rock the earths richter scale while being balanced by some soft tender moments. Read more
Published on 10 Jun 2008 by spike
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