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5.0 out of 5 stars Sorry, but we're going to have play live tonight !!, 6 May 2008
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S. J. Lightfoot (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Rare and Unissued (Audio CD)
A small and devoted section of music fans have always known that The Prisoners were special. Graham day, their lead singer and songwriter, has never struggled for respect and the bands influence on a whole host of later bands, though not always discernible in their music, is well documented. The Prisoners music is raw, shorn of all commercial trappings and cannot be pigeon-holed. Tight and edgy, Day has said that no song is worth writing if it cannot be written in three minutes. This vision of intent, this focused stoicism would fuel the bands music, and the music would be good, it could be very good and at times it could be brilliant. Witness `Mourn My Health' on this CD alone, or the complete version of the instrumental `Go, Go' - has there ever been an instrumental like it? The original vinyl copies of Rare and Unissued (Hangman Records) are still much sought after, but with this re-issue, nearly all of The Prisoners back catalogue - with the exception of Live at the MC and The Prisoner vs The Milkshakes - together with a host of other rarities and live-tracks, are now available and so for old fans this new album is a real bonus. For new, prospecting fans, this is as a good a place as any to introduce yourself to the music of The Prisoners. And what a rich vein of music it opens up! From all of The Prisoners albums, to Sins of the Fourfathers (The Prime Movers) to Planet, to everything by The Solar Flares - and don't miss `Can Satisfy You' (Own up Records) - to Graham Day's latest album, the quality of the music that Graham Day, Allan Crockford and Wolf Howard have been involved in at different times, runs on unabated. On this album there are ample sleeve notes from James Taylor, The Prisoners chronicler, Dean Rudland, and the ever affable and perceptive Crockford (check out The Stabilisers too). Overall then this is a great addition to The Prisoners music and is a must buy for any discerning fan of music that is real and raw.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What did you expect., 1 Dec 2013
This review is from: Rare and Unissued (Audio CD)
An album by the Prisoners is a great thing. This may be outtakes, live recordings and radio sessions but it is still better than most bands can rustle up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic group who should have been a lot more successful than they were, amazing songs., 2 Oct 2013
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A must have album. Full version of "go go" is fantastic highlight of the album. A unique sound well captured.
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5.0 out of 5 stars As S. J. Lightfoot comments!, 22 July 2010
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Stu (Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This has been on my wish list for ages and only just got around to buying, heaven knows why not..I have not heard this particular album since the vinyl release. Listen to the live version of 'Deceiving Eye'. I always did think that the 'countdown album' was good and I know the band was not too keen on it to say the least, but maybe they had a point with the over production thing...Do not be put off by thinking its an album full of dodgy demo's etc. Just buy it and this will be one of your most played albums...I've only had the cd for a couple of hours and the the track 'I'm looking for you' is just about in my top played on i tunes!
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