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Original Album Series [Box set]

Kevin Ayers Audio CD
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Product details

  • Audio CD (20 Jan 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: PLG UK Catalog
  • ASIN: B00G040NDO
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,354 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Joy Of A Toy Continued (2003 - Remaster)
2. Town Feeling (2003 - Remaster)
3. The Clarietta Rag (2003 - Remaster)
4. Girl On A Swing (2003 - Remaster)
See all 10 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. May I? (2003 - Remaster)
2. Rheinhardt And Geraldine / Colores Para Dolores (2003 - Remaster)
3. Lunatics Lament (2003 - Remaster)
4. Pisser Dans Un Violon (2003 - Remaster)
See all 9 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. There Is Loving/Among Us/There Is Loving (2003 - Remaster)
2. Margaret (2003 - Remaster)
3. Oh My (2003 - Remaster)
4. Song From The Bottom Of A Well (2003 - Remaster)
See all 8 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Don't Let It Get You Down (2003 - Remaster)
2. Shouting In A Bucket Blues (2003 - Remaster)
3. When Your Parents Go To Sleep (2003 - Remaster)
4. Interview (2003 - Remaster)
See all 9 tracks on this disc
Disc: 5
1. Day By Day (2009 - Remaster)
2. See You Later (2009 - Remaster)
3. Didn't Feel Lonely 'Til I Thought Of You (2009 - Remaster)
4. Everybody's Sometime And Some People's All The Time Blues (2009 - Remaster)
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Product Description

5CD set, in card LP replica sleeves. Collects "Joy Of A Toy" (1969), "Shooting At The Moon" (1970), "Whatevershebringswesing" (1971), "Bananamour" (1973) and "The Confessions Of Dr Dream & Other Stories" (1974).

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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
By Glenn Cook HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
You really cannot go wrong with this 5 Cd set for the Price of 1 Cd set by Kevin Ayers.
For the price is stunning and all of the 5 have had their sound remastered.

True there are no extra tracks which is a shame because there are a few kicking around like the Old Grey Whistle Test ones for example which would have been a wonderful bonus and added to the buyer's interest I believe.

However the remastered sound may be enough to entice anyone who alread may have a couple of Kevin Ayers Cds already.

On the other hand if you have then on vinyl and they are worn out or scratched then you really are on to a winner.

5CD set comes in a simple and easy to store Card case and all the CDS have the LP replica sleeves.
The Cds are"Joy Of A Toy" (1969),
"Shooting At The Moon" (1970),
"Whatevershebringswesing" (1971),
"Bananamour" (1973) and
"The Confessions Of Dr Dream & Other Stories" (1974)

A steal at this price and they will become collectors items in a few years time?

PS Mr Chris Geezer Butler has been kind enough to tell me that "if you want extra tracks from this era from KA, the single cd issues have them."

He quite rightly says that 'the point is, these original album sets are just that, original albums." He also adds that

" if you can afford to be ten quid lighter in the pocket each month, sign up to Spotify, his extended albums are all there. Just stream from your device to your hi-fi, with one of the fine dacs that are on offer from here. The quality can be somewhat surprising."

Now whilst agree with his point that these are the original albums that is what we are buying.
BUT.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kevin Ayers,a real quality musician 22 Jan 2014
By Phil
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I first got to grips with Kevin Ayers in the early 70s, I saw him live with `The Whole World', I was captivated by his bass playing, and the musicians he had gathered around him were, I thought brilliant. I was aware of his roots, `Wild Flowers' and `Soft Machine'. I was never a great Soft Machine fan but Kevin Ayers pressed my buttons.
I have all these albums on Vinyl and for those who are lucky enough to be in that boat will know how great those album sleeves were, for me that is the only let down, you get a very basic package, but the music makes up for that and more, the sound quality is superb and for value this is second to non. For me this is a truly great package.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A unique talent 18 May 2014
By Davey
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I was too young for this first time round, still being at primary school for Joy Of A Toy, but better late then never. I got to know Ayers a few years ago via a best of, and it's great to hear the originals. This came out of an incredibly fertile, though all-too-brief, period of English music where psychedelia morphs into early prog, and where a single album seems to have more ideas than the entire works of later but vastly more commercial bands and artistes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kevin Ayers Original Album Series 16 Mar 2014
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A 'must have' collection of early albums which perfectly epitomise what Kevin Ayers is all about. Quirky, languid ballads, rock tempo rifts and solos ... it's all here. Brilliantly encapsulates a time gone by but instantly returns at the flick of a switch. Great testimony to a largely misunderstood talent.
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If you like Kevin Ayers then this box set is very good value. I already had the albums on vinyl but wanted the convenience of the tracks on CD. When you've cats around its not always safe to play vinyl! It's great to have them all in this convenient form. Each is in a replica (much reduced) sleeve although not gatefold as some of the originals were. It's difficult to read the details and no booklet is supplied which doesn't help newcomers to Kevin's work. That said, if you want the convenience of these, dare I say, classic albums then the value is brilliant and they do not take up much space on the shelf. Looking forward to more artists in the Original Album Series.
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