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20 Aug 2012 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 26 July 1999
  • Release Date: 26 July 1999
  • Label: Parlophone UK
  • Copyright: 2012 Parlophone Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2012 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 1:06:09
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 49,797 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Here We Go Again! 11 Sep 2012
By Vaughan
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is the third time I've bought this title, yet each listen feels like the first time. It's such a great record, I'm almost speechless. What is so fascinating about Nelson is that you can clearly hear him developing over each recording, adding more and more, and simply getting better. Oh for the late 70's, huh?

So rather than comment too much on music that will well known to many, what about this release? Well, first things is first - the sound. I'd say this sounds like a ne remaster, with a similar sheen to the recently remastered Be Bop Deluxe albums, but perhaps my ears are lying, because the booklet credits the "1999 Remaster". Nowhere does it suggest this is a newly mastered release - and I guess they would make a big deal if it had been. So there you go, it's the 1999 disc for the main body of work.

However, what is new is all the bonus stuff. The jewels are the four tracks from the BBC, which are simply great. They're worth the price of admission alone. Add in the more Ska influenced B Sides, and you have a lot of "new" stuff to savour. It's all worthy.

Finally, the booklet. It's an 8 page affair, with a long(ish) article from Julian Cope (actually an excerpt from a book he's written). It's a fun read, with lots of kudos from the Arch Druid. No lyrics this time around, but we do get some new stills from the time, including the band in the suits they wore of Old Grey Whistle Test and additional ones in the session used for the original back cover.

Talking of covers - they're made a slight change to the original. Not so sure about that, but it does serve to make this stand out from previous editions.

Look - this music is great. They're gone the extra mile with the bonus material - so they got my money. No regrets, and in fact I'm over the moon. Wonder if I'll ever have to buy this again?
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I've already made a review of "Sound On Sound" for the 1999 remasters CD ,in which I prayed for a new rendition of this wonderful opus together with the Sheffield live album and the B-sides of "Furniture Music". Harvest has heared my prayer , at least for the B-sides.
For what concerns the lives tracks, we find here the 2 live tracks , which appeared on the B-side of 12" revolt into style but above this, we are receiving an unhoped gift: a BBC session with 4 tracks "furniture music", "stay young" , "don't touch me" and "out of touch", which are recorded more than properly.
The "Furniture Music" quasi-live bersion of this BBC session would nearly make forget the recent live version from last Bill Nelson's DVD.
That's what I call real good stuff.After having bought the mp3 version,I had to get my hands on the physical CD.....
Now that I've bought the CD album once again, I've seen that the five red noise members are credited on the whole album but in fact they did not participate to all the tracks of this album.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Third time lucky... 23 Sep 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Finally this seminal recording from Bill Nelson created from the ashes of Be-Bop Deluxe has the release it deserves, the first time this collection was released on CD I think it was in the Mid -eighties this was only in America and had the first 14 tracks that are on this pressing, I have only ever seen a copy of it once.

In 1999 Harvest came close to making my Year with the second release of this album on CD and for the first time in the U.K. and now with re-mastered sound but with only the original 12 songs that the vinyl release contained and had none of the B-sides from the 2 singles that were released, and now hurray this third pressing on CD has 20 tracks 4 of which have never been released before.

Comparing pressing number 2 with number 3 I found that the 2012 transfer of the 1999 re-master has better sound with more attack and a better sounding rhythm section and Andy Clark's keyboard sound is re-born highly recommended...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, but grating..... 21 Feb 2013
By Smitty Werbenjaegermanjensen (real name) TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Essential purchase form an amazing one album band led by the incredibly talented musician, Bill Nelson. This band was formed after Bill felt that Be Bop Deluxe had reached the end of their time and felt the need to change direction, something hinted at strongly in a couple of tunes on the Drastic Plastic album.

So here it is, basically everything that the band did, the studio album, b-sides of singles and live recordings done for the BBC Friday Rock Show. Only the Old Grey Whistle Test stuff is missing, that I know of.

The original album has been remastered, the reason for me docking a star, and expanded, which is why it is an essential purchase.

The remastering was done by Peter Mew back in 1999, yep read the small print and this is how long ago this project has lain in the can. The remastering sounds harsh in comparison to the original cd issue on Cocteau(which I bought after hearing this) and sounds best in the car. Unfortunately it can be a bit wearing on a decent stereo, unlike the Cocteau version, which does not have the over accentuated sibilant top end.

The material added to beef out the album is all top notch and well worth getting this version for. The band were really something special in concert, with a real drummer behind the skins, and not a machine as the album has on all but 2 tracks, they really punch a powerful blow, taking the studio tracks into new and more interesting places. it is a pity that the entire De Montford Hall gig has never been released, although I imagine the master tapes must be lying somewhere waiting........

So, a superb album, albeit with issues, served up with magnificent side order of live all adds up to a winner. Worth 4 and 1/2 stars if I could give it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fine
a fine electronic rock album if you like john foxx or later gary numan this is for you
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Published 1 month ago by Victor Preston
5.0 out of 5 stars Not so Banal
This man is a genius , also takes me back to my youth when I played the vinyl to death.
Published 2 months ago by mr david jamieson
5.0 out of 5 stars A quick blast from the past
Loved it when I was a kid and rediscovered it again recently brilliant, nice to see some the older stuff available again
Published 6 months ago by Mr. H. E. Bourke
5.0 out of 5 stars The best album ever got better
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Published 14 months ago by Tony Ella
5.0 out of 5 stars newave classic
This album is sheer class...
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Published 18 months ago by gary john king
5.0 out of 5 stars One of a kind
A unique blend of the punk era energy mixed with the skill of prog.
"Revolt into Style" sums it all up, both musically and lyrically;

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Published 19 months ago by Per G. Olsson
5.0 out of 5 stars A re-awakening for Bill
Didn't know about this album. It is a fantastic creation by this genious composer. It has so many levels of things to discover that I can listen to it several times in a row and... Read more
Published 21 months ago by tcarls
5.0 out of 5 stars my second favorite lp of all time
Bill Nelson is a musical genius,,,for those who know of him. Sound-on-Sound has always been my second favorite lp of all time, the first being The Slider by T.Rex. Read more
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