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Rock on [Import]

Various Artists Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (20 Jun 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Columbia River Ent.
  • ASIN: B00A8MGK22
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hopefully the first of many... 25 May 2008
Format:Audio CD
This excellent compilation takes its title from the name of the first record collectors shop in the UK to stock almost every type of retro music. And its easy to imagine hearing these marvellous tracks being played in the background as vinyl junkies like myself searched hopefully through vast quantities of old vinyl albums and 7" singles in search of musical treasure.

The real magic of CDs like this is that you get so many different kinds of music bundled together - unlike most compilation CDs which usually stick fairly closely to a single genre. Here you will find yourself being constantly - and wonderfully - surprised, especially if you listen on shuffle play. You will understand why, when I tell you that that right across the generous 28 tracks, you will find country, cajun, rockabilly, rock'n'roll, soul, punk, garage rock, acid rock, pub rock and blues, from artists as diverse as Amos Milburn, Vince Taylor, the Belfast Gypsies, Ron Holden, Link Wray and the Shangri-Las to mention just a few. Of course all the usual Ace characteristics are present and correct - great packaging, top class sound and audio restoration, detailed liner notes and a 28 page booklet stuffed with all kinds of background information.

For me, this CD evokes memories of wonderful days and nights talking music with good friends, listening to each others new musical discoveries, arguing about who played on what, or who influenced who, and how we could track down some obscure 7" single from someone whose name we were'nt even sure of.

I really hope Ace turn this concept into a series and that we can look forward to several more voulmes in the years to come.

Rock On indeed!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock On 7 July 2008
Format:Audio CD
I can only echo what Mr. Hennessy says. A marvelous shop, a great record tha brings back wonderful memories, and great sleeve notes for Roger and Ted that bring back even more memories. And I was lucky enough to use the toilet downstairs and pass those stacks of records.
Rock Off in Soho was another shop of memories and fun/

Even if you were never in this shop, get the CD, its just full of great sounds.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rock On 12 Feb 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Looking for some Pub Rock as a present and came across this, had to copy onto ipod before I sent CD- great mix of tracks
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