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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 4 1 UFO., 26 Jan 2014
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Glenn Cook (South Cave, near Hull UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Original Album Series (Audio CD)
With the release of Original Album Series by U.F.O.
you get 5 remastered Cds by the group for the low low price of just one.

Unlike other sets these DO NOT include any extra tracks which is a shame.
This really does add to the attraction of buying them.
Certainly other similar releases which have the extra tracks and often remastering have sold by the shed load.
(For example the Yes and Jefferson Airplane releases)
They are bought by the fans who already have the CDs and any one with just a couple of the Cds to their name
The companies Chrysalis/Warner have missed a trick not adding additional tracks which the fans really deserve.
If they had they would sell this set in bucket loads
.A missed opportunity and a slight letdown for any fans who already has the set? .
BUT...
For any one new these are a fantastic purchase or if you only have these on Vinyl and they have worn out then you really cannot do wrong (as David M Simpson pointed out to me.)

All the CDS are held in replica LP sleeves and housed in a card box which is fabulous for storing.
And you have to give credit to UFO their covers were simply wonderful.

The Albums are
"Phenomenon" (1974),
"Force It" (1975),
"No Heavy Petting" (1976),
"Lights Out" (1977) and
"Obsession" (1978).
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5.0 out of 5 stars ufo albums, 2 Mar 2014
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i have only got ufo records on vinyl.these 5 cd's are great for playing in the car as they contain their better tracks.a great series
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brill, 19 Feb 2014
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If you like UFO and have none of thier back catalog this a is good product to purchase. Highly recomended
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whats Goin' On ?, 6 Mar 2014
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Mark Jones (sheffield) - See all my reviews
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UFO one of the greatest Hard Rock bands the world has seen. After two studio and one live album of Blues infused Space Rock they were joined by a young Michael Schenker, and over the course of these five albums 74-78 they transformed themselves into melodic Hard Rock Titans. Schenkers legendary status for me is encapsulated within these five LPs 78s Obsession is one of the greatest Hard Rock albums of all time and sounds like nothing else. Recorded in a disused Postoffice they delivered a first class album, his guitar playing is arguably at its creative peak,the solos and fills are mindblowing, and Phill Mogg has to be one of the most overlooked vocalists in Rock, his phrasing and diction second to no one, this coupled with his astute observational and at times cryptic lyrical musings on the human condition set him apart from most other writers in this particular idiom. After Osession and follow up live album Strangers in the night they should have taken their place at Rocks high table but wayward lifestyle choices and Schenkers struggle to cope with the pressures of stardom causing his departure saw them blow it. Despite all this they have still managed to make some great albums over the years.
The Obsession line up reconvened in 1995 along with producer Ron Nevison and made the fabulous Walk On Water which briefly showed what might have been but again it wasn't to last.
I could go on for days extolling the virtues of U.F.O just like most other people here but the point i want to make is what is the reason for this release? If you are a fan of this band you will probably own these albums already, individually in remastered form with bonus tracks or you will have the Chrysalis years volumes one and two.The first one featuring all of these albums plus the iconic Strangers In The Night and a late 74 gig from Atlanta as well as the odd non album track. If for whatever reason you don't own any of these albums and are thinking of investing in some U.F.O then the Chrysalis years volumes one and two are the ones to get. In terms of content and cost they by far represent the best value. Also later this month we are being treated to the complete studio albums collection. Now, i love this band but Overkill is a bit of an understatment especially when theres still loads of great Rock music from yesteryear waiting to see a first time release on cd.
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best bands never to make it big in the UK, 3 Feb 2014
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F. M. Havicon (Brighton, East Sussex United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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There are many theories as to why a lot of British bands never made inroads in the UK during the 1970s, I tend to favour the one that holds the Radio One Playlist Policy to blame. Hard to believe there was no internet or Spotify or even Amazon in those days, but it's true (look it up if you don't believe me) and radio airplay was the one and only route to superstardom. That, coupled with the fact there was really only one radio station broadcasting pop-rock (the aforementioned Radio One) and you can see why such conspiracy theories abound.

UFO are foremost in that category of bands who missed the UK target. Their music was never astonishing, certainly not up to the standards of Deep Purple or Uriah Heep, but it was always well above the average line, and very consistent from album to album. Admittedly they followed the classic, and lazy, method of songwriting, coming up merely with a verse and chorus, then repeating to end, usually with a guitar break popped in after the second batch of repeats, but there was a laid back brilliance to Mogg's vocals, and Schenker's axework was always hot-off-the-press fresh and articulate. Their music, as these 5 consecutive albums they released on the Chrysalis label show, occupied that uncertain borderland between the generic and the differentiated. Scattered in these albums are one or two out-of-character epics which alone make this set worth having in your collection. Otherwise it's "all good stuff" that never quite rears its head into magnificence.

Brief UK chart fame came with a later live album, which drew all its songs from these albums, so if you remember them from "Strangers in the Night", you'll enjoy seeking out the original studio cuts here.
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