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The Essential UFO
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on 2 September 2003
For those of you who have never bought a UFO album, then there is no better place to start than this. From the first few bars of Doctor Doctor right through to the sublime Love to Love, this band never fail to make the grade! Michael Schenker was simply the best of his era, and even now his influence is easily heard on the very latest CD's from young bands. Phil Mogg has a voice that slides easily from soul-filled ballads to heads down rockers like Lights Out. The simple statement to accompany this album is BUY IT, LOVE IT! UFO never quite got the recognition they deserved, but both studio and live they were and still are a quality act!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 13 May 2009
This album is a very good, single disc, compilation of the classic period (with Michael Schenker) of this band. It encloses all of the classic titles - Doctor Doctor, Lights Out, Too Hot to Handle, Rock Bottom, Love to Love etc, plus a few other gems. My only criticism is, that they could have made it a double CD, and gone further. Giving the best of the post Michael Schenker era, of which, there are quite a few good tracks.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 13 May 2008
What a bargain for a CD heaving with some real classic rock tracks. UFO made some very good music but also some pretty average "filler" material stuff too. This album features their strongest stuff & their most well known material in a tight package.
From the opening strains of "Doctor Doctor" to the classic "Lights Out", with the rousing "Only You Can Rock me" along the way, this is a top quality compilation.
This & the legendary (& equally cheap) "Strangers In The Night" album are excellent examples of UFO at their best - a great place to start your UFO collection.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 5 November 2000
A band that should be up there with the greats. Schenkers guitar style is highly innovative and has spawned many imitators. His soaring style was ahead of its time. This album from the hard hitting riff of Rock Bottom to the delicate melodies of Love to Love is an absolute must forHM fans everywhere. Buy it and see.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 25 January 2012
Having heard "Rock Bottom" a few times on Planet Rock Radio I felt I should actually buy their best of. This seemed cheap and had all the songs I'd heard of - which is sort of my criteria for loads of two hit wonders. UFO actually have a few more than two cracking tunes, and if you like metal this gives a good showing of a band that influenced a lot of NWOBHM and beyond. There's some great guitar playing too, however a couple of more cheesy seventies slow songs prevent me giving it 5 stars. But for four quid? Bargain.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 2 July 2004
I had hear UFO in the 70s and they were good then and even better now, if you're a hard rock person this is the CD for you and what a way to start The best of UFO... There are some great tracks here and some fantastic musicianship on etch track, great drum work also. I recommend this to anyone into rock the price is right for what you get.
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on 27 March 2008
Last time I looked this was called "Essential UFO" back in '92? The track listing is the same and the cover looks the same anyway. Essential UFO from 1992 is a five star album and the product description tells you all you need to know. Do not confuse this with "The Best of UFO" from 1996 which has several songs from the Chapman era and is no way a fair reflection of their best. Confused? I am!
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on 28 September 2012
UFO never get mentioned on any of the TV retrospectives yet they were one of the best hard rock bands of the late 70s. Their sound was a stunning blend of melody and power enhanced by Phil Mogg's polished vocals. All the classics are on this album including 'Doctor, Doctor', 'Mother Mary', 'Only You Can Rock Me' and 'Too Hot to Handle'.
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on 5 July 2013
Although it has Lights Out, it's not enough to save this albumn, which is a fairly poor selection of UFO material. My recommendation is to buy Too Hot to Handle which is a larger and better selection. If you can't live without Lights Out then buy it for that, but that's all
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on 16 November 2013
I can't believe I got this album at that price. Takes me back to the live gigs. Sounds superb and what a great rock band. This is a truly awesome album. Very pleased I bought it. Great service.
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