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Original Album Series Box set


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  • Audio CD (2 Sept. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B00DDVPXV4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,941 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. In the New Age
2. Goldilox
3. Power of Love
4. Wonder
See all 10 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Out of the Silent Planet
2. Over My Head
3. Summerland
4. Everybody Knows a Little Bit of Something
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. We Are Finding Who We Are
2. It's Love
3. I'll Never Get Tired of You
4. Fine Art of Friendship
See all 13 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. The World Around Me
2. Prisoner
3. The Big Picture
4. Lost in Germany
See all 11 tracks on this disc
Disc: 5
1. Dogman
2. Shoes
3. Pretend
4. Flies and Blue Skies
See all 14 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Featuring the albums 'Out of the Silent Planet', 'Gretchen Goes to Nebraska', 'Faith Hope Love', 'King's X', 'Dogman'.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Franz Kiffka on 25 Oct. 2013
This seems to be released at the same time as a number of similar rock music package re-release sets, but while you may have heard of most of the others bands, or might eventually with this band you really should not take the risk of missing out at all.
Their commerical peak was probably the early 90's, almost breaking huge globally and touring with AC/DC, Pearl Jam and others. In recent years they have made a kind of triumphant return, their last studio album being a really well crafted top notch heavy rock modern classic.
This set holds their first essential, usually most highly respected studio albums and there are many really outstanding and truly stunning moments across them.
They may have initially been percieved as a kind of 'Christian' band, and there is religious/spiritual symbolism and a few references in songs, but that really should not at all stop you from enjoying these absolutely fantastic huge rock tunes. At a time when big hair Glam Metal was ending and Grunge was trundling in, this band avoided the first and influenced the next. Many bands, including Pearl Jam, Extreme and others have mentioned and given credit to this amazing strong band over the years.

Many say the best KING'S X album might be 'Gretchen goes to Nebraska'- with strong Beatles influences, it is at times, heavy, funky, groove-filled, psychedelic, catchy as anything.
The next two album are similar in sound, complex-almost progressive rock in many parts, but there is always a strong mix of classic funk rock, rock n' roll, 70's rock all together.
Their guitar player Ty Tabor is also one of the most very underrated in rock music-his guitar solos are some of the most stunning you are likely to ever hear, I garuantee.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rappers on 18 Jan. 2014
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Having followed King's X since their self titled effort in 1993, they really have put out
a ridiculous amount of seriously brilliant music. This is their first 5 albums. The first 2
"Out of The Silent Planet" and "Gretchen Goes To Nebraska" suffer from that late 80's rock
production, but contain many of their very best songs (King, Goldilox, Far Far Away, Over My Head,
Summertime, Send a Message, The Burning Down) "Faith Hope Love" is their overblown concept album, really
long, a little messy but mostly jaw-droopingly good. "King's X" saw them shift into slightly darker territory,
and gone were the religious overtones of the first 3 albums. I have always loved this one. "Dogman" completes
the set. New producer, a grunge-y direction, I think this is the weakest album here, some of the songs
don't seem fleshed out enough, probably intentional. You could make a great EP from Dogman though (Dogman, Pretend,
Fool You, Flies & Blue Skies, Complain, Cigarettes, Go To Hell, Pillow).
It would not be wise to believe King's X stopped after their major label exit. "Ear Candy" (rather mysteriously left
out of this box set, as it was their last album on a major) remains my favourite King's X album. "Tapehead" (their first
album on an independent) in 1998 is also an absolute gem.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Hengist Pod on 16 Sept. 2013
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Well do I remember attending King's X's first UK performance at the Marquee all those years ago and being stunned by their fresh approach. Great tunes played with new sounds and fantastic interplay. Unfortunately, none of the live recordings capture that live sound in full, so the best we're left with is the studio output. The first three of the albums included here are stupendously good, although a remastered and slightly remixed version of OotSP wouldn't go amiss.

This release loses a star for the packaging, which is among the cheapest I've yet encountered. A card "box" a little thicker than a standard jewel case, containing 5 card sleeves with the CDs themselves. Artwork costs must have come in at under ten quid, allowing them to keep the selling price so low - don't expect any kind of liner notes (not even what came with the original albums/CDs) or photos. What you get is a poorly-reproduced version of the album cover on each card sleeve and that's yer lot.

The music, of course, is faultless. Thunderous, soaring and touching by turns - all underpinned by Doug Pinnick's various eccentric bass sounds using multiples of four strings. But you knew that already.

Worth buying because you get the 4 King's X albums that really matter for a highly decent price, and Dogman (which has a few real highlights) thrown in as a bonus.
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Really great boxset to start with this amazing, massively influential great rock band. The first 5 albums, which most long-time big fans might consider their best work. Not that they have not put out great album since-very far from it-but their style and approach did change quite distinctively with the Dogman album included here.
From the first album' Out of the silent planet' (named after a C.S.Lewis book), they changed rock in the mid-80's, offering a serious fresh style while most bands were perming their big hair and all glam-rock, with dumb tunes about L.A., blonde girls, and surf and sexual innuendos. This band from mid-80's onward gave a down-tuned heavy funk rock groove style, which influenced many of the grunge bands who later came along such as Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains.
There are many totally fantastic and amazing rock songs on the first four albums, and like some have said, they mixed tunes that at times were as melodic as The Beatles and then as heavy or catchy as Metallica and AC/DC. All of the first 4 albums have this in common, and Dogman took a more relaxed, stipped down heavy 'grunge' style but was just as good, but with less of the obvious christian/spiritual aspects through it.
Fantastic rock music that must be heard for fans of bands such as Guns n' Roses, Aerosmith, Led Zep, Metallica, Prince, and really all classic rock.
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