This fantastic set has it all, Six complete albums [including the live stunner, Strangers in the Night], an unreleased live show from 1974,radio sessions, single edits, and basically five discs of prime British rock. This is the best way to get into UFO in one easy hit and at a price that is affordable [ 10 years ago this collection would have set you back around 30 quid!].
UFO are sometimes overlooked as rock music fought its rearguard action against punk before the NWOBHM reinforcements arrived, but their willingness to rise to the challenge ensured a constant stream of hit albums and sold out tours.When the band get into their stride they were a force to be reckoned with [ Just listen to the amazing session version of Too Hot to Handle, or the live version of Rock Bottom, to hear just how good UFO could be in their prime], but this whole set is littered with rock gems, driven along by Phil Moggs distinctive voice and a young Michael Schenker, [ before he jumped ship].A booklet with a new interview with Mogg, and some pictures just adds to the value of this package.
As a reminder of just how good UFO were, The Chrysalis Years does its job brilliantly, and is a stunning way to tempt the punter to finally put away the vinyl albums and revisit a great British rock band at the peak of their success.