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Split Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (16 Jun. 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00009L1OD
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,914 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Split (Part 1) (2003 Digital Remaster)
2. Split (Part 2) (2003 Digital Remaster)
3. Split (Part 3) (2003 Digital Remaster)
4. Split (Part 4) (2003 Digital Remaster)
5. Cherry Red (2003 Digital Remaster)
6. A Year In The Life (2003 Digital Remaster)
7. Junkman (2003 Digital Remaster)
8. Groundhog (2003 Digital Remaster)
9. Split (Part 1) (Live)
10. Split (Part 2) (Live)
11. Split (Part 4) (Live)
12. Cherry Red (Live)

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68 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Mr. K. A. Bell on 26 Jan. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Following the success of THANK CHRIST FOR THE BOMB and a gruelling tour with the Rolling Stones, Groundhogs leader Tony McPhee suffered a nervous breakdown. Where most rock stars would settle for an elongated period of pampered rest in an expensive clinic, McPhee decided to write a suite of songs about it.
The result was SPLIT, possibly the greatest hard rock album of all time.
What used to be side one of the vinyl edition featured SPLIT PARTS 1 to 4, a gut churning chronicle of the aforementioned breakdown. McPhee never tried to make his music pretty in any way. His guitar sounds metallic in such a way that you'd think the strings had rusted. It's furious stuff. SPLIT PT 2 especially is superb. McPhee managed to cram more ideas into one song than most of his peers put into a whole album!
Side two -track 5 on the CD - opens with CHERRY RED, which should be regarded as the all time classic guitar led rock song. The album closes with a solo version of John Lee Hooker's GROUNDHOG. THe guitar playing defies belief.
If ever music could be described as ugly, this is it. But as the logo on the golden syrup tin says, out of the strong came forth beauty. This is a work of warped and addled beauty. Your record collection is incomplete without it.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Esdien on 12 July 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I loved this Goundhogs' LP when I was a teenager. My first boyfriend lent it to me...!I bought it on CD more from curiosity than anything else. Would I still like it or would I cringe at my former self even playing such music? It was the former. Once delivered, I had to play it over and over again to make up for all those lost years of not hearing it and it's lost none of its appeal. Play it very loud when your neighbours go out! Cherry Red is an absolute must!
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Jun. 2003
Format: Audio CD
What a delight it is to see this album out on Cd at last, digitally remastered and having lost none of its impact since it was first released in 1971. The Groundhogs were one of the most major influential bands of the 70`s and although very often overlooked by the music press in general their influence on future bands such as Pearl Jam, Nirvana etc is obvious. This is without doubt their best album, even eclipsing the greatest hits compilation, with 8 stunning tracks and the bonus of 4 live recordings from the 1972 BBC sessions. The sound clarity is perfect and whoever did the remastering is to be congratulated as it`s lost none of the original punch which made the Hogs such a superb live band. Get this album and listen to music that is as fresh and alive today as it was 30 years ago. Superb - buy it now!!
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Format: Audio CD
The three times I saw them live around 1970 they were showcasing this album. Live, Groundhogs were a very tight outfit. Fireworks guaranteed with explosive drumming, taut bass and incendiary guitar playing. Tony McPhee was one class guitarist, schooled in blues who never received the credit he was due. "Split" is as many reviewers noted almost in the heavy metal category, but it is the blues structures that differentiate it and that while many progressive bands trod the path towards metal, particularly those with centrepiece guitarists (think UFO, Uriah Heep-even Stray and of course, Pink Fairies), Groundhogs were in the category of Stan Webb's Chicken Shack and Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. And like Mr Webb, they played most guitar driven bands off stage and then some. In 2012, "Split" still carries a mark of genius. A great band at its best, all parts working to produce a dense wall of sound, driven by relentless energy that only pauses to deliver one of the better British traditional blues tracks "Groundhog". It has one of the most adrenalin pushing tracks in "Cherry Red"-play it loud, it will take the paint work off the walls with one full throttled roar of pulsing thrash. The "Split" suite carries the album with inventiveness and an attempt to forge past boundaries that made "Thank Christ For the Bomb" (their previous album)-water treading. For me, "Split" was Groundhogs at their most creative. It is rare in catching the live sound on vinyl. I think Tony McPhee deserved better than the reputation left by Groundhogs. They were more accomplished and better musicians than the likes of Black Sabbath, Deep Purple et al and with "Cherry Red" they had a theme piece of raging guitar and tight backing, strangled set back vocals, second to none.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By P. J. Taylor on 3 April 2002
Format: Audio CD
This was a ground breaking album which combined Tony McPhees exquisite riffsmanship with thumping rock/blues rythyms. Even after 25 years this music makes you want to rock. McPhee is one of the great guitarists, and is essential listening.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By noddy g on 8 Jan. 2009
Format: Audio CD
A classic. It aint always easy listening and aint radio friendly , but it's sheer genius. Its not hard to listen to either , its music that cant be ignored. Tony McPhee and the classic line up of the time with Ken Pustelnick and Pete Cruickshank deliver the goods. This used to be compulsory for greasy bikers, squatters , and the alternative society of 1971. This and Thank Christ for the Bomb are classics, They did other good stuff but these two any serious alternative rock fan just needs
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sky High on 31 Oct. 2011
Format: MP3 Download
An excellent blues rock album from a very underrated rocking bluesy band. The album sounds great to me !
I suggest everyone to go out and have a listen to the Groundhogs, if they haven't already heard of them yet !
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