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5.0 out of 5 stars No Con - This is Essential
It's difficult to understand the negativity towards this release in the previous two reviews. This is no con, nor is it a cynical money-making exercise by some opportunistic record company, as has been suggested. What we do have have here, however, is a recently rediscovered piece of Cressida history; the only recordings made with original keyboard player Lol Coker and a...
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1.0 out of 5 stars DON'T BUY, JUST A CON!
As the other reviewer said terrible quality, inferior versions (if you can get that far) the unreleashed stuff is totally removed from the brilliance of the first two albums. If i can get on my high horse i am tired of record companies (and a certain magazine) releasing shoddy quality products of obscure bands and laughing all the way to the bank (Mighty baby and the Pink...
Published 22 months ago by Mark53


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5.0 out of 5 stars No Con - This is Essential, 17 Jan 2013
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Godbluff (Cheshire, UK) - See all my reviews
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It's difficult to understand the negativity towards this release in the previous two reviews. This is no con, nor is it a cynical money-making exercise by some opportunistic record company, as has been suggested. What we do have have here, however, is a recently rediscovered piece of Cressida history; the only recordings made with original keyboard player Lol Coker and a fascinating insight into how the band sounded in its earliest incarnation.

All the material is sourced from several demo sessions made in a basic 2-track studio in London's Denmark Street in 1969, predating the band's recording deal with Vertigo by several months. The original studio tapes are long gone, but after extensive searching the various band members were able to find reel-to-reel copies in their own archives, albeit in very fragile condition. So after much restoration work we are able to hear embryonic versions of songs that would feature on their two classic albums and a handful of others that failed to make the cut for either. Possibly the most fascinating is John Heyworth's 'Let Them Come When They Will', here in a much different form to the epic arrangement that would later feature on 'Asylum'. Sound quality is perfectly acceptable too; given the nature of these recordings as hurriedly made demos it would be unrealistic to expect pristine studio quality, but if you accept them for what they are there is little to complain about here.

The original intention was for the album to be available by mail order only through Record Collector magazine in a limited run of just 750 vinyl copies. Inevitably these sold out immediately, making this CD issue - featuring an additional two tracks that couldn't be accommodated on the vinyl - most welcome for those who missed out. How could it be anything less than five stars?

But of course the real success of this project was that it brought the band back together to promote the release, culminating in their first live shows for over forty years. Nobody who was at the Camden Underworld in December 2011 will ever forget that amazing night. Such a shame that John Heyworth, who sadly passed away in January of the previous year, couldn't be there to witness the triumphant and totally unexpected return of the band he had formed with Angus Cullen all those years previously.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DON'T BUY, JUST A CON!, 16 Oct 2012
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Mark53 (BRIGHTON, EAST SUSSEX United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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As the other reviewer said terrible quality, inferior versions (if you can get that far) the unreleashed stuff is totally removed from the brilliance of the first two albums. If i can get on my high horse i am tired of record companies (and a certain magazine) releasing shoddy quality products of obscure bands and laughing all the way to the bank (Mighty baby and the Pink Fairies live albums come to mind) all it does is taint their legend. So its rare well who cares if its a trial to listen to? and don't be fooled by the 'remastered' if this album is remastered what was the original like? I really rate cressida as one of the great unsung band of the seventies but this really is an insult to their fans and i don't care if the band sanctioned it or not!
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars dont bother, 11 Oct 2012
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i love cressida, but these are rough demos with alternate band members and poor quality sound. The unreleased tracks are pop light stuff and none of this is necessary. The last few tracks 12, 13, are quite nice but overall these should have been bonus tracks, not an expensive stand alone
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mysterious, 11 Aug 2014
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Interesting ,I'd heard of them before,worked in a shop a long time ago,good album.
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