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Rumplestiltskin

Rumplestiltskin Audio CD
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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Unknown Label
  • ASIN: B000057S8X
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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5.0 out of 5 stars No, it wasn't Jimmy Page! 18 Sep 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you're familiar with Donovan's 'Hurdy Gurdy Man' track and the 'to-die-for' guitar playing therein, if I told you the guitarist who played on it also plays guitar on this album you'd know why it's a bit of a corker.
OK, back then I didn't know Rumplestiltskin were a bunch of session men, and we all thought, (as rumours pointed us in that direction, anyway), that Jimmy Page had descreetly been the 'Hurdy Gurdy Man' guitarist, (in those days of almost cloak-and-dagger-secrecy about such things); and now we find it was / is Clem Cattini (aka Andrew Balmain as he's known as Rumplestiltskin's guitarist).
For me, the cartoon album sleeve has always been attractive, but I don't think I saw it, or the topless chick (who must be about 60 now) in the gatefold to tempt me into buying it. I believe I heard the opening track, 'Make Me Make You,' on the radio, or maybe in some smoky blues club here in Bournemouth, (The Ritz by the Pier, or the Cave Bar beneath The Roundhouse Hotel?), and once it had rattled around my eardrums I was probably hooked and had to find the vinyl.
And for its time, 'Make me Make You' was (and still is) quite some 'heavy' track, man; and that's without me sounding too much like Neil the hippie from The Young One's, because hey, we're getting close to 60 now and we talked like that first!
And time hasn't been unkind to this Rumplestiltskin album, and it still stands proud today, and even though there are no 'bum' tracks on here and all the others are very listenable, 'Make Me Make You' is the bee's knees as far as I'm concerned. And now it's a Limited Edition of 3,000 copies in a CD sized copy of that original gatefold sleeve, so you'd better get a move on, there are only 2,999 still out there!
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5.0 out of 5 stars rock on boys 17 Feb 2014
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This is just a.brilliant album from great session men who know how to make a fab rock album want it on lp now
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is it!10stars! 17 July 2012
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This is amazing album!Consists all top British session players!The name"Rumpelstiltskin"was idea of their and one of a most successful record producers of all time,Shel Talmy.The name of the band came from German folklore.An incredible music and I can only say about superlatives!Thanks to Repertoire for this brilliantly edition(also for Black Magician).Very recommended!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cut-Out Bin Gem 18 May 2008
By B. L. Holcomb - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I first found this LP in a K-Mart near Detroit about 1976. It looked interesting and its low price was nice so I bought it. I used to by stuff that I had never heard and was often disappointed but this LP soon became one of my favorite spins. I used to haunt Record stores around the Mid-West but never saw it anywhere. Recently I was searching Amazon and typed in "Rumplestiltskin" just to see what would come up and almost fell out of my chair when I saw the cover, as soon as I pulled myself back up I immediatly ordered it. There are several very good tracks but it may not be to everyones liking. Sample tracks would be helpful to those who are interested but unfamiliar with this CD.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "NOT A FAIRYTALE" 28 Oct 2007
By Daniel Sneddon - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
RUMPLESTILTSKIN WAS RELEASED IN 1970 AND AFTER JUST A SHORT TIME IT LANDED IN THE DELETE BINS!!WHY?...I SUGGEST THAT THE CARTOON COVER AND THE NAME THREW MUSIC BUYER'S OFF.WHAT THEY MISSED IS A TRUE HIDDEN GEM AND I AM GLAD IT IS AVAILABLE ON C D.ALAN HACKSHAW WAS ONE OF THE MAIN PLAYERS IN THE GROUP AND ONCE YOU HEAR "MR.JOE" YOU ARE HOOKED ON THIS BAND'S UNIQUE SOUND.THE GROUP WENT BACK INTO THE STUDIO AND PRODUCED ONE OTHER RELEASE BEFORE CALLING IT A DAY....THIS IS A VERY GOOD C.D!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A rare lost gem... 26 July 2014
By 84Sunflyer - Published on Amazon.com
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One of the most under-rated albums of the 70's...A lost gem of bluesey rock and roll with some of the best keyboard and bass playing you'll ever hear..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 2 Jan 2013
By Bill Your 'Free Form FM Print DJ - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
You would be mistaken, wonderfully, if you bought this thinking it was a great lost blaxploitation album. Never judge a book by its cover, and apply the same caveat to music.

Rumplestiltskin is actually a fantastic blues/progressive rock album from 1970; a band of English session players like Herbie Flowers and Clem Catanni, performing under pseudonyms. Mix growling guitar riffs--rumor is this is Jimmy Page, who played sessions with Rumplestiltskins producer Shal Tammy--with winding prog essays. Add soul-ish vocals from Peter Lee Green, and you have one hell of a musical cocktail.

What makes this album work so well is the care taken in welding the different styles together. A killer axe riff evolves seamlessly into a mesh of electric piano webs, then into vocal highlights that could be from a 1970 R&B single.

If this all sounds like early art-rock indulgence, a listen will prove this notion wrong. This is not the half-baked, cut-the-tape-loop mess of B-grade dawn of the 1970's rock, but a complex, perfectly planned synergy of styles, all fleshed for maximum impact. Art-rock that actually rocks.

Perhaps this wound up in cut out pins because no one could pin Rumplesstitskin down. Even in the genre ignoring world of early-1970's rock, it was not easy to find an album that touched so many bases so fully, and so well.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OLD 70'S MUSIC THAT IS NEW TO ME 28 Aug 2007
By J. WATTS - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Another great cd from the repertoire label if you like 70's music you need to check this company out you can also get more information on the band.The singer has a deep voice which remind's me of the singer on the savoy brown album Jack the Toad if you like savoy brown or blue's rock in general this is a great buy.
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