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THE Best Rock Album (of 1971)!,
This review is from: Neverneverland (Audio CD)
The initial vinyl LP came out with it's cardboard sleeve covered by a removable plastic cover with part of the album artwork adhourned . . a landmark of it's time and now truly a collector's item, as is the music!
The CD reissue addresses part of the original issue's problem . . .it was just too quiet! Some how the "mix" was way too low.
Now you can crank up the volume and hear "Do It" and "Teenage Rebel" as they were meant to be heard. Add to the mix THE best rock single of all time ("The Snake")and you have an absolute bargain and a cracker to annoy the neighbours.
The albums that followed didn't live up to this 1st album's promise and by the time of the 3rd album ("Kings of Oblivion")the ace Paul Rudolph (who later worked with Eno, Hawkwind (on bass of all things!) and Robert Calvert) had left and had been replaced by the inferior guitar of Larry Wallis.
I had the fortune to see the Wallis' Fairies in Birmingham, Dec '75 but was never lucky enough (or old enough) to catch the original incarnation