9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 6 February 2014
£30 only for this amount of brilliance? The albums have all been remastered from their original cassettes, but don't expect them to sound like their later more professionally recorded records. But the sound is much more superior to the versions present on the web, especially Sliding Gliding Worlds which sounds fantastic. The material is not as complex and exhilarating as their later records, but still great. The packaging is great too with a 40 page booklet full of rare photos and a box made to resemble cereal packaging, which apparently is what lead to it's withdrawal when it was first released. Highly recommended for any fan of this amazing band.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 22 September 2014
If you are a Ozric fan, then this is a must for less than £30. Six very good albums in a great box set and an excellent book to go with it. I also love the way the albums are presented, just like old vinyl albums with a cardboard sleeve inside a cardboard gatefold sleeve.
5 stars for the music, and 5 stars for the presentation of the box set.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 July 2015
Although I already had two of these CD's plus the Afterswish collection, I thought that £30 for the six early discs in remastered format was worth a punt. Firstly, the box design is excellent - it's really solid unlike some other sets that have been issued and the artwork is effective and looks great on the CD shelves. Each of the six albums comes in its own gatefold card cover with the CD protected by an insert. While there is nothing fancy about the album covers, they are sort of replicas of the original 1980's cassette tapes (ask your dad if you haven't seen one of those - it's what we used to trade bootlegs on) and you get the track listings plus a few extra bits of info about each track. I had noted that there was some question about the sound quality on the 'Live' album and while it is clearly of its time, it's definitely a good listen and some great playing going on. The other albums sparkle and are really enjoyable, but if you have all of them on CD already, you may decide it's not worth parting with more cash.
The colour 60 page booklet is great - clearly printed on good quality paper with a history of the Ozrics during this period 'The Cassette Years' including photo's, copies of concert posters, cassette inserts and other bits. The CD's seem to run to just over an hour so you're getting about 6 hours of music plus the extras for your money.
Highly recommended for anyone just catching up with the Ozrics or those who want to enjoy these albums with the best possible sound.