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Original Album Series [Box set]

Kevin Ayers Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (20 Jan 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: PLG UK Catalog
  • ASIN: B00G040NDO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,842 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Joy Of A Toy Continued (2003 Remastered Version)
2. Town Feeling (2003 Remastered Version)
3. The Clarietta Rag (2003 Remastered Version)
4. Girl On A Swing (2003 Remastered Version)
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Disc: 2
1. May I? (2003 Remastered Version)
2. Rheinhardt And Geraldine / Colores Para Dolores (2003 Remastered Version)
3. Lunatics Lament (2003 Remastered Version)
4. Pisser Dans Un Violon (2003 Remastered Version)
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Disc: 3
1. There Is Loving/Among Us/There Is Loving (2003 Remastered Version)
2. Margaret (2003 Remastered Version)
3. Oh My (2003 Remastered Version)
4. Song From The Bottom Of A Well (2003 Remastered Version)
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Disc: 4
1. Don't Let It Get You Down (2003 Remastered Version)
2. Shouting In A Bucket Blues (2003 Remastered Version)
3. When Your Parents Go To Sleep (2003 Remastered Version)
4. Interview (2003 Remastered Version)
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Disc: 5
1. Day By Day (2009 Remastered Version)
2. See You Later (2009 Remastered Version)
3. Didn't Feel Lonely 'Til I Thought Of You (2009 Remastered Version)
4. Everybody's Sometime And Some People's All The Time Blues (2009 Remastered Version)
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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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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
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.
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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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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Idiosyncratic Genius 17 Sep 2014
By Red
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While Kevin Ayres may be an acquired taste, once connected the qualities of his music become clear. This collection contains some of his best albums and is a great way of getting your hands on an excellent collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars kevin ayers 1 Aug 2014
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Very happy with this bargain so good to hear the albums' as intended I particularly like shooting at the moon, when will you do Robert Wyatt, soft machine, pink Floyd, frank. Zappa, unbelivable value for money do more
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