As I have said many a time over, short of going to gigs, live albums are generally the best setting in which to hear a band. OK, sometimes the sound can be lousy (and indeed, can also be when you attend a gig!) but that most certainly has never applied on the numerous times that I've personally seen UFO live and, again, does not apply to this fantastic 5 CD / 1 DVD set all recorded at the BBC at various stages in the early years of the band.
Seriously, where can you lay your hands on so much excellent music for this kind of money?? And, yes, I know that some songs repeat over and over - but goodness me, this is from one of the best rock bands of the day, so you really cannot get tired of them.
For me though, apart from hearing the band at different line up stages, I would have purchased this just for the 1980 concert alone - I remember listening to it on the radio whilst I recorded it onto a cassette tape and I could have cried when that tape wrapped itself up in knots a year or two later on the car player rendering it as scrap, not realising that it would be 30 years before I would ever get to hear it again.....so yes, this has put a very big smile upon my face!
If you love UFO, then all the big hitters are pretty much here and, going over to the DVD - well, great for a chuckle just to see the fashions...!