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Think About the Times: The Chrysalis Years 1969 to 1972 [Original recording remastered, Box set]

Ten Years After Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (26 July 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Box set
  • Label: Chrysalis / EMI
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,636 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Listen  1. Bad Scene (2004 Digital Remaster) 3:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Two Time Mama (2004 Digital Remaster) 2:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Stoned Woman (2004 Digital Remaster) 3:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (2004 Digital Remaster) 7:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. If You Should Love Me (2004 Digital Remaster) 5:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I Don't Know That You Don't Know My Name (2004 Digital Remaster) 2:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Stomp (2004 Digital Remaster) 4:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. I Woke Up This Morning (2004 Digital Remaster) 5:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. If You Should Love Me (Single B- Side) (2004 Digital Remaster) 4:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Sugar The Road (2002 Digital Remaster) 4:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Working On The Road (2002 Digital Remaster) 4:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. 50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain (2002 Digital Remaster) 7:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Year 3,000 Blues (2002 Digital Remaster) 2:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Me And My Baby (2002 Digital Remaster) 4:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Love Like A Man (2002 Digital Remaster) 7:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Circles (2002 Digital Remaster) 3:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. As The Sun Still Burns Away (2002 Digital Remaster) 4:520.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

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Listen  1. Love Like A Man (Single Edit;1998 Digital Remaster) 3:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I'm Coming On (2004 Digital Remaster) 3:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. My Baby Left Me (2004 Digital Remaster) 5:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Think About The Times (2004 Digital Remaster) 4:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. I Say Yeah (2004 Digital Remaster) 5:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Band With No Name (2004 Digital Remaster) 1:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Gonna Run (2004 Digital Remaster) 6:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. She Lies In The Morning (2004 Digital Remaster) 7:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Sweet Little Sixteen (2004 Digital Remaster) 4:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. One of These Days (2004 - Remaster) 5:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Here They Come (2004 - Remaster) 4:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. I'd Love To Change The World (2004 Digital Remaster) 3:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Over the Hill (2004 - Remaster) 2:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Baby Won't You Let Me Rock 'N' Roll You (2004 - Remaster) 2:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Once There Was a Time (2004 - Remaster) 3:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Let the Sky Fall (2004 - Remaster) 4:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Hard Monkeys (2004 - Remaster) 3:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. I've Been There Too (2004 - Remaster) 5:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Uncle Jam (2004 - Remaster) 2:000.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 3:

Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. I'd Love To Change The World (Single Edit;2004 Digital Remaster) 3:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. You Give Me Loving 6:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Convention Prevention 4:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Turned Off TV Blues 5:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Standing At The Station 7:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. You Can't Win Them All 4:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Religion 5:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Choo Choo Mama (1998 Digital Remaster) 4:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Tomorrow I'll Be Out Of Town 4:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Rock 'N' Roll Music To The World (1998 Digital Remaster) 3:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Choo Choo Mama (Single Edit;1998 Digital Remaster) 3:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Love Like A Man (Live) (Single B- Side) 8:160.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

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Vocalist, guitarist and principle songwriter Alvin Lee formed The Jaybirds with bassist Leo Lyons in England in the early 1960s. Joined by Chick Churchill on keyboards and Ric Lee on bass, they switched their name to Ten Years After in 1966; a reference to the birth of rock 'n' roll with Elvis Presley a decade earlier. A management contract with Chris Wright's newly formed Chrysalis agency led to a deal with Decca imprint Deram in 1967, and the release of their eponymous debut. Their fourth album, Ssssh., issued in August 1969, coincided with their breakthrough appearance at the Woodstock festival, a definite highlight of the subsequent film and LP of that show. Fifth album Cricklewood Green, issued in April 1970, featured their biggest UK chart hit with 'Love Like A Man'. This was swiftly followed before the end of the year by the release of Watt, recorded at London's Olympic Studios. 1971's A Space In Time showed a change in direction, no doubt inspired by the more acoustic sounds prevalent in the States at the time. As well as producing their biggest Stateside hit with 'I'd Love To Change the World', this set is completed by Rock & Roll Music to the World from 1972, a classic mix of the blues and rock 'n' roll that made the band such a successful live draw, with lead guitarist Alvin Lee hailed as one of the fastest players in the world. This set also includes rare b-sides and single edits, appearing on CD for the first time.


'Ten Years After repotedly attributed thier name to coming along a decade after Elvis and there's definitely something of The King's hip-dislocating flashiness, pride and hauteur about them'. ***
-- Record Collector, September, 2010

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "...Only Thing I Understand Is Living..." 24 Jan 2012
Format:Audio CD
Released 26 July 2010 as a 48-track 3CD set - "Think About The Times: The Chrysalis Years 1969 to 1972" on Chrysalis/EMI 5099964214726 takes its title from a track on the 1970 TEN YEARS AFTER album "Watt" - and breaks down as follows... Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excitement to the Power of 10 7 Mar 2011
Format:Audio CD
Has any blues-rock album started off with a more frantic track than "Bad Scene" (on Ssssssh)? It's just not good for me to listen to it at my age. I saw 10 Years After at the famous 1969 Blues Festival at Bath with the likes of Led Zep, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall's Blues Breakers,the Edgar Broughton Band etc - and 10 Years After were the most exciting (fan of Peter Green though I am). It was totally exhausting just listening to them and I was a hyper active 19 year old then! This 5 album set (Half Ten Years After?) consists of their best albums, in my ever so humble opinion, and there is a great deal of wonderful heavy blues-rock-jazz stuff on it (and just a little drosssss). Has anyone noticed that "Two Time Mama" is more like Canned Heat than Canned Heat? And "Standing at the Station" on "Rock & Roll Music to the World" (Naff title, though) is in my view the most mind-grabbing, body-grabbing, and anything else-grabbing 10 Years After number of all. Must rush to put it on the old gramophone player and gently sway on my zimmer.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A LASTING TESTAMENT TO A FALLEN AXE MAN 25 April 2013
By Peter
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
As it sadly turned out, this compilation of the most consistent work produced by TYA came ahead of the premature death of Mr Alvin Lee, but will stand the test of time as being the definitive record of one Britain's best blues/jazz bands of the 1960s 70s. I have had all the albums in all of their respective formats through the years, never tiring once of the brilliant music that they produced. Although everyone thinks of Alvin Lee as the showman, but Messrs Lyons, Churchill and Lee were the sublime support for him. Thank you Alvin Lee and Ten Years After for a solid contribution to the world of music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I have all the albums in vinyl which I bought when they were released, have a number of cd's This is such a good collection do not let it go.the quality is. Alvin Lee is so good.
I love guitar orientated music, Santana , Clapton , Page, Hendrix, the list can go on and on, all brilliant but Alvin just does things better for me.
If you have not seen ten years after at the Marque go and get it and see how good Alvin and the rest of the band are.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very pleasantly surprised 1 July 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Much better than I expected

I was previously only really familiar with TYA as a live act

Extended live work outs such as I'm Going Home and Woodchoppers Ball were what I considered the norm for this lot

Therefore I was very pleasantly surprised to discover the breadth and scope of their studio stuff was much more than I had imagined, eclectic and far reaching in nature, they cover blues, boogie, rock'n'roll, psych-pop, prog, jazz and folkie acoustic type numbers - all with a degree of aplomb

I now regret having had these boys labelled in my own mind for so long - a remarkable voyage of discovery awaits anyone of a similar mind to me
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17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You forget just how good this band was.. 21 Aug 2010
By Mr Blackwell TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
As an introduction to Ten Years After,this is excellent as with the other similar releases for Trower/Groundhogs,the packaging is sparse ,information at a premium,but the music is what we're after.

Of the three collections i feel this one suffers the most from the remaster,some of the earlier tracks production being shown up and the sound a little harsh,that being said Alvin Lee's guitar playing is fantastic,i'd also forgot that he'd done so much acoustic later on,fabulous stuff.

A few of the bluesier early numbers at times remind me of Status Quo with a guitar hero up front,a fantastic collection ,well priced,should sell well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Good buy
A great value purchase. 5 albums from their best period, plus singles for only 11.49! Alvin Lee is not just a fast guitarist, but plays with passion and can play delicately as... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Akshobia
5.0 out of 5 stars The good old days
Ten Years After and Alvin Lee at their best. Good old fashioned late 60's/early 70's heavy rock with virtuoso lead guitar
Published 7 months ago by DAB
5.0 out of 5 stars Didn't realize what I was missing
My first taste of TYA was the release of Undead, an album that still sounds as good today as then. This was followed by Stonedhenge and Ssssh. Read more
Published 7 months ago by John C
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 great albums
Great price for three discs that contained 5 albums. I had Shsssh on vinyl years ago and wanted to replace it with a cd. Read more
Published 9 months ago by G. D. Mcallen
5.0 out of 5 stars CD Review
This is a great service and I will be happy to use it again in the future if and when required
Published 11 months ago by Ian Entwistle
2.0 out of 5 stars A waste of time
Ten Years After forged their reputation on the live circuit, capturing their blistering set on a series of fine live albums including "Undead" (1968), "Recorded Live" (1973) and... Read more
Published on 15 May 2011 by Simon F.
3.0 out of 5 stars Value for money ?
I was very happy when I saw that EMI / CRYSALIS would rerelease 5 of my favorite TYA albums onto one single package for little money. Read more
Published on 13 Nov 2010 by groov77
5.0 out of 5 stars total bargain.... tya great band....
tya were superb. a great band as my brother used to say.... 5 lps for [...].... great musicians esp the bass player. just buy it but only if u like bluesy hard rock.
Published on 7 Oct 2010 by Mjw Simmons
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