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World Of Oz Limited Edition, Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (30 May 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Repertoire
  • ASIN: B000EHRXRM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,984 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Muffin Man
2. Bring The Ring
3. Jackie
4. Beside The Fire
5. The Hum-Gum Tree
6. With a Little Help
7. We've All See The Queen
8. King Croesus
9. Mandy-Ann
10. Jack
11. Like a Tear
12. Willow's Harp
13. The Muffin Man (Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track)
14. Peter's Birthday (Bonus Track)
15. Jack (Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track)
16. King Croesus (Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track)
17. The Hum Gum Tree (Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track)
18. Beside The Fire (Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track)
19. Willow's Harp (Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track)
20. Like A Tear (Mono Single Version) (Bonus Track)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Bobbe on 24 Mar. 2006
Format: Audio CD
When I was in my teens and songs were a hit in my neck o' the woods, I always assumed they were hits in the UK and/or the US also. Of course I grew out of that naive state of mind pretty fast but to find that neither "Muffin Man" nor "King Croesus" was a hit anywhere but in Holland really blew my mind.
Because the prices of Japanese imports are way over my budget ( and frankly take the fun out of collecting music from where I'm sitting ) I had to be content with a digitalised vinyl transfer of the World Of Oz album for years. But here it is, released on CD in the Western Hemisphere at long last ! And what a beautiful remastering job the guys at Repertoire did do.
If you're into late 60s pop with orchestral accompaniment, with flourishes of lite- and fairy-tale-psych, this one's a winner. Though the production is rounder and warmer, the overall atmos on the album is reminiscent of the Bee Gees' 1st Album and at times the lead-singer sounds a bit like Robin Gibb with more body.
So OK, in originality they don't score big points but the main attraction to the World Of Oz are the songs. They are all very uplifting and well written with great melodic hooks that will make you sing, hum or whistle them for days on end without getting stale. And when you get home the first thing you do is give your CD another spin. It's really that good !
The bonus tracks are 45s' mono mixes and add only Peter's Birthday to the album tracks.
peace,
Martin
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. J. H. Thorn VINE VOICE on 13 April 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Great melodies, simple songs and a production that consists of the full works, "World Of Oz" is a magical world indeed. It's in much the same territory as Mark Wirtz, The Herd and all those other transitory late 1960s pop acts that presented a colourful, unchallenging escape. There might not be any hits, but the singles "Muffin Man" and "King Croesus" are unforgettable. Having said that, there are catchy melodies and sumptuous arrangements all over this album. The band themselves were a four-piece with a suitably boyish lead singer. The bonus tracks don't add much as all but one are single versions of album tracks but there is quality enough without them.

This issue is a very limited run which is not surprising given the band's lack of fame. Not classic status then, but well worth buying if you're a sucker for the genre.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr S Chapman on 15 Oct. 2010
Format: Audio CD
A lot of people compare the sound on this album to that of the first few Bee Gee's albums. I do agree, but I find that the song writing and general atmosphere of this album is of a higher standard.

This is one of my favourite albums from any genre - but as a piece of late sixties toytown pop I think it is the absolute best around (along with the Idle Race - Birthday Party). It is, being of the toytown persuasion, very poppy and very childish. If you are into very melodic, sing-along pop with fairytale imagery then this is definitely an album you should purchase! Strangely - the singles released from this album were obviously chosen with the psychedelic market in mind. These tracks are at the latter end of the album and are not at all representative of the album as a whole.

Track by track rating -

Peter's Birthday - 5/5 - A great opener. A surprisingly dark track considering the genre, but it works very well.

Muffin Man - 5/5 - One of the quintessential toytown singles. Pure sing-along, nursery rhyme pop. Brilliant.

Ring the Ring - 5/5 - Very similar to the early Bee Gee's sound. Less childish than the first two tracks but it is a great track nonetheless.

Jackie - 5/5 - A lovely little song about love ;). I'm sure many people may find this nauseating but for those of you who enjoy simple pop songs about love then you
will thoroughly enjoy this one.

Beside the Fire - 5/5 - A great example of song writing. I struggle every time I listen to this song to stop myself from wailing along.

The Hum-Gum Tree - 5/5 - The closest this band ever got to rock. It still retains the poppy feel introduces a heavyish (for the period) riff for the bridge. It works very well.
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