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Wade In The Water Classics,Origins & Oddities (Deluxe 4CD Hardback Digi-Book)
Wade In The Water Classics,Origins & Oddities (Deluxe 4CD Hardback Digi-Book)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Long In The Waiting:Well Worth The Wait, 4 Feb 2013
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For a better part of a decade and a half grahambond.org has trumpeted the existence of unreleased Graham Bond Organization tracks and alternate mixes in the vaults. Well at the end of 2012 Repertoire records came through and released them in this amazing four CD set.

"Wade In The Water" contains all of the G.B.O's U.K. 60's singles with A's & B's (6 total), 7 tracks recorded backing Duffy Power, 7 tracks recorded with Jamacian guitarist Ernest Ranglin, all of the tracks from their two British LP's ("The Sound of '65" and "There's A Bond Between Us"), two tracks backing Winston G., their B-side of The Who's "Substitute" ("Waltz For A Pig" released as "The Who Orchestra") and a motherload alternate takes, live tracks and unreleased gems (including Ginger Baker's songwriting debut "Cold Rain").

The quality on some of the live tracks varies and is however suspect at times so that only completists and G.B.O. fanatics(like myself) would appreciate them. There is nary a trace of the oft released/repackaged crap quality "Live at Klook's Kleek" material.

A worthwhile package for Graham Bond fans everywhere and Dick Heckstall Smith, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker ones too!


Black Skinned Blue Eyed Boys
Black Skinned Blue Eyed Boys

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1.0 out of 5 stars Will The REAL Equals Please Stand Up And Be Counted?, 25 Aug 2011
It's really unfortunate that with such an extensive catalog of music with no less than 16 singles and multiple LP's on the President label that there's been no comprehensive Equals CD collection. Surely there's enough material by them to easily fill 2 or even 3 CD's?! But instead there are these dreadful re-recordings that are akin to karaoke backing tracks like this, unfortunate and pathetic!


Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal: An Island Records Anthology 1967-1972
Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal: An Island Records Anthology 1967-1972
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Price: 29.49

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3.0 out of 5 stars Meh, 2 Sep 2010
With a slew on very obscure and highly collectible British singles from the likes of The Circles, The V.I.P.'s, Wynder K. Frog, Julien Covey & the Machine, Traffic, Nirvana, Art and The Smoke (to name but a few) Island has a potential 45 rpm goldmine at their disposal. Instead they chose to flesh this out with tracks that might have better been saved for their folk compilation or even another collection devoted to "prog". I'm still holding out hope that there might be a freakbeat/psych compilation in the waiting with tracks by all of the above and more in the not too distant future!


Your Face Here: British Cult Movies Since the Sixties
Your Face Here: British Cult Movies Since the Sixties
by Ali Catterall
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars Best British Cine Book EVER!, 29 July 2010
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It's a crime that this book is out of print because I don't think I've ever read such an informative book on British cinema before. Author's Wells and Catterall delve into British cult films from the 60's through to the 90's. No scene, location, actor/actress, plot or origin is left untouched. You'll find everything you need to know about why they chose to shoot a scene in "Get Carter" in a carpark, what became of the alley where Jimmy shagged in "Quadrophenia", how David Thewillis and fellow cast members were nearly arrested during the filming of "Naked" or how Mick Jagger wound up in "Performance". I'm on my third copy, my previous two were given to good friends as gifts, now all I have is a rain sodden, dog eared copy. Do yourself a favor, if you like films like "If", "Get Carter", "The Wicker Man", "Withnail & I", "A Hard Day's Night" or "Trainspotting" (just to name a few)track down a copy.


David Bowie
David Bowie
Price: 13.96

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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!, 4 Feb 2010
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What do we have here? Previously unreissued on CD mono versions of the original 1967 debut David Bowie LP, 5 previously unreissued 1967 cuts from John Peel's "Top Gear" AND the original long lost first take of "London Bye Ta Ta". Wow! My only gripe is when in our lifetime will we get to hear "Bunny Thing", "Funny Smile" and "Pussy Cat", all 1967 out takes that were slated for the "Deram Anthology '66-'68" but omitted at the request of The Thin White Duke's "people".
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Caroline
Caroline
Price: 0.69

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1.0 out of 5 stars AVOID THIS AT ALL COSTS!, 10 Jan 2010
This review is from: Caroline (MP3 Download)
Avod this like the plague, like all of the Fortunes stuff on iTunes this does NOT feature any original versions. To the best of my recollection "Caroline" did not feature a drum machine.


Days In The Life: Voices from the English Underground, 1961-71
Days In The Life: Voices from the English Underground, 1961-71
by Jonathon Green
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars I Was Sorry To Reach The Last Pages....., 1 July 2009
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I'd read excerpts "Days in The Life" (I believe it was Robert Wyatt's piece on jazz)in the mod short stories anthology "A Sharper Word" and being enamored with all things U.K. 60's I went for it. I was spellbound. Jonathan Green tackles (through the words of those who lived it of course) everything from beatniks, the Flamingo, mods, Swinging London, Syd Barrett, drugs, The Action, occultism, The Beatles, pop art, Carnaby Street, Michael X, racism, radicals, etc. All of which meshed very well as I'd just finished Gary Lachman's "Turn Off Your Mind: The Mystic Sixties..." and there was loads of cross referencing from trepanning to Aleister Crowley, the Process, "Performance", Hell's Angels you name it. I've read this book at least three times and worry that it might not last (I bought it used) after more readings!


New Directions 2
New Directions 2
Offered by rapid17
Price: 1.75

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3.0 out of 5 stars Floor Killer Fodder Maybe?, 24 Oct 2008
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Like the first volume there is sadly an overabundance of mediocre note for note attempts at U.S. 60's soul covers, which in most cases is uninspiring. Volume Two suffers from this the most. It does offer thirty tracks (whilst Volume Three offers a meager fourteen). It does kick off with the brilliant "Can't Stop" by The Senate , a number produced by the legendary Ben E. King whom the band backed during a British tour. It's probably the first CD issue of this amazing soul number which in itself isn't a bad investment! However there's a few gems here: Terry Reid with Peter Jay's Jaywalker's brilliant "This Time" (flipside of the excellent "Hand Don't Fit the Glove"), the psychedelically named Happy Magazine with the punchy soulful "Satisfied Street" (from '68), Liverpudlian beat refugee Kingsize Taylor with a smooth ballad called "Thinkin'" (pinched off of one of the "Chocolate Soup" CD's) and the legendary Alex Harvey with his take on "Agent OO Soul". Next to the opening track the stand out of the bunch is "You Never Came Home" by The Bunch, imagine what The Blue Flames would've sounded like if Eric Burdon joined them in '66 when Georgie Fame gave them the sack and you've got this number sewed up. Hopefully someone will see fit to issue it's equally charged flipside "We're Not What We Appear To Be". As for the rest... well suffice to say if you have a pretty basic soul collection you won't lose any sleep missing out on the British renditions included here. Further pics: The Studio Six with "I Can't Sleep", Linda Lewis and her (expensive if you've got the 45)version of "You Turned My Bitter Into Sweet", Miki Dallon (the man behind The Sorrows and Don Fardon) and his take on "Cheat And Lie" and Jackson & Smith's namedropping "Party '66" which sounds rather like Keith (Powell) & Billie (Davis) , but I can find no information connecting them to "the home counties Rufus & Carla" (and a big raspberry on whoever tagged them that!).


Too Much Too Young [DVD] [2007] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Too Much Too Young [DVD] [2007] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Specials

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too Much, Too Lame, 3 Sep 2008
The Specials "Too Much Too Young" DVD documentary sounds like a tasty idea. It's not. Forget anything akin to The Beatle's "Anthology" or Paul Weller's "Into Tomorrow" where the artists involved tell their story. There is zero input from any members. This is a dreadfully shambolic affair where the narrator not only reads in a monotone, bored voice, he fumbles on words occasionally and the DVD's editor couldn't be bothered to have the bits re-done! Still photos of the band and other artists are often presented in blurry, over pixilated form. The bands videos for all their singles are presented in their entirety, but the quality of most of them is borderline dodgy, as if they'd been snatched from YouTube. I don't remember these videos looking so flushed out or grainy in the 80's?!?! Worst of all while the lackluster narrator is spewing out the band's story the same stock footage from three different gigs is re-run again and again. The band's dynamic 1980 "Saturday Night Live" appearance is mentioned numerous times but not exhibited (though in fault possibly due to copyright limitations). Okay, so there is some really cool live gig footage thrown in, but it's production, content and quality are attrocious. Save your money and rent this travesty from Netflix and see for yourself................


Ellpee
Ellpee
Price: 33.20

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5.0 out of 5 stars Freakout On The Fjords, 28 Aug 2008
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The amazing rare as hell second and final LP from Sweden's Mascots is finally available on reissue on CD nonetheless. Fans of The Zombies or The Beatles "Help"/"Rubber Soul" LP's might dig this 1966 album by one of Sweden's best beat groups, I know I do!
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