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4.0 out of 5 stars 10 remastered studio albums with bonus tracks, 4 April 2014
This review is from: The Complete Studio Albums (1974-1986) (Audio CD)
This new set brings together all 10 studio albums that UFO recorded for Chrysalis between 1974 and 1986. As with other titles in this Warner Music series (Saxon title released on the same date - The Complete Albums 1979-1988), each CD is housed in a card sleeve replicating the original album artwork ("Force It" features the US LP cover) - these are then housed in a sturdy card outer box, which features full tracklistings on the rear.

The audio on each album is the same as on the remasters released by EMI between 2007 and 2009 (when Chrysalis fell under the EMI ownership, before it moved to Warner in 2013). The good news is that each album features the bonus tracks from the previous editions - so in total there are 41 extra tracks (made up of B-sides, live tracks, and other bonus material which was previously unreleased until the EMI remasters).

Curiously, Warner issued 5 of these 10 albums in their "Original Album Series" range as recently as January 2014 (Original Album Series) and presumably they plan to issue the other 5 in that same series at some point. However, the OAS set only includes the original albums with no bonus tracks - so, I suppose the decision on what to purchase depends on what you already own and how important non-album bonus tracks are to you!

Sadly, the one letdown with "The Complete Studio Albums" is the lack of any kind of booklet - even a basic one with songwriter credits / more info on the origins of the bonus tracks etc. would have been nice (one star removed in my rating for this!). It's not a cheap set, so it does feel a slight letdown without a booklet. If you just want the audio then you can't go wrong with this set, but if sleeve notes / credits etc. are important to you, then it'd be worth paying the extra and picking up the individual CD remasters of these albums instead.

Overall, this is a nice looking set - the card sleeves are smart, the extra tracks are a definite bonus, and it's a great way to purchase 10 original UFO albums.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Heavy Rock classics, 17 May 2014
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This boxed set gives you all that you need as a very comprehensive boxed set of music and is essential for all UFO fans but where are the Live albums they were missed in this set
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5.0 out of 5 stars DOES IT REALLY GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS?, 9 May 2014
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G. McMillan (Melbourne Australia) - See all my reviews
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This set has all the Chrysalis studio albums in one handy box. UFO are one of my favorite 3 bands so I'm somewhat biased but if you've never heard them start with the live Strangers In The Night set and then splash some cash on this collection. All remastered with awesome sound and over 40 cool bonus tracks both studio and live.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An underrated band in the UK.Well done!, 17 April 2014
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Ivan rubinic (Island Hvar,Croatia) - See all my reviews
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I bought this boxed set before two days in my favourite local cd shop"Dancing Bear".I never had anything(from this era,except first album) but liked everything through all these years.Every album is powerful,particularly in the mould of hard rock.Don't miss and worth to have in almost every collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 4 Oct 2014
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wonderful acquirement with plenty of extras
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 12 Nov 2014
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Excellent service A++++++++++
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