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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good range of prog rock classics.
Prompt delivery of CD.
Excellent value for money.
Published 6 months ago by Dabbo

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3.0 out of 5 stars Don't worry, Amazon, I'll go...
We are indebted to ALLMUSIC for providing this track listing, as Amazon, Play and HMV couldn't be bothered (come on guys, who's gonna buy a V. A. album, sight unseen?).

1 Theme One / Van Der Graaf Generator 2:56
2 Wonderous Stories / Yes 3:50
3 In the Beginning / Genesis 3:47
4 Hold Your Head Up / Argent 3:45
5 America / The...
Published on 16 Nov. 2010 by Alex (no relation)


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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't worry, Amazon, I'll go..., 16 Nov. 2010
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Alex (no relation) (MAIDSTONE, england) - See all my reviews
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We are indebted to ALLMUSIC for providing this track listing, as Amazon, Play and HMV couldn't be bothered (come on guys, who's gonna buy a V. A. album, sight unseen?).

1 Theme One / Van Der Graaf Generator 2:56
2 Wonderous Stories / Yes 3:50
3 In the Beginning / Genesis 3:47
4 Hold Your Head Up / Argent 3:45
5 America / The Nice 6:21
6 Back Street Luv / Curved Air 3:38
7 Shine on Brightly / Procol Harum 3:31
8 In My Own Time / Family 3:33
9 Hocus Pocus / Focus 6:42
10 Northern Lights / Renaissance 4:07
11 Fresh Garbage / Spirit 3:13
12 Observatory Crest / Captain Beefheart, The Magic Band 3:33
13 Catherine of Aragon / Wakeman 3:46
14 The Devil's Answer / Atomic Rooster 4:11
15 Fohat Digs Holes in Space / Gong 6:24
16 Mockingbird / Barclay James Harvest 7:27

Prog rock fans often criticise these compilations (and rightly so) for containing too much non-prog rock. You can argue that Argent and Atomic Rooster are pop groups (too early to be "proper" prog?) and that Beefheart requires a label all to himself (possibly "Do not Disturb"), but the rest seem to tick all the boxes. The problem is that the tracks chosen are often singles, and, as such, are not representative of the bands' "prog" output. How about (say) Starship Trooper from Yes, Marie Antoinette from Curved Air, and Trip to the Fair from Renaissance? Perversely, I might buy this, as I don't have hi-fi copies of Back Street Luv, Hold Your Head Up, or Mockingbird. And, um, if only the Family track were The Weaver's Answer...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars GOOD COMPILATION FROM A LOW BUDGET LABEL, 3 April 2011
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The worry with labels like Crimson is that you expect lots of 'filler', or substandard versions of original recordings. This suffers slightly in that manner, but also has some very strong points too. The highlights are Argent, Spirit, Curved Air and Focus (all original recordings). It was lovely to hear Atomic Rooster (a live version from the John Du Cann era) and Mockingbird by BJH (a good live version but not a patch on the original). All in all, a respectable compilation and worth shelling out a few pounds for the pleasure of 70+ minutes of nostalgia.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 2 Nov. 2014
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Good range of prog rock classics.
Prompt delivery of CD.
Excellent value for money.
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