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Indeed, a very good band!,
This review is from: BBC Sessions (Audio CD)
I am very happy to own a CD copy of this album. When it was released for a digital download, I felt a little sad because I am a real fan of Ocean Colour Scene, and an important record like this deserved to be printed on CD...you know, as some people still prefers a vinyl instead of a CD, I go for the CD instead of the MP3 format.
Well, the recordings date from 1990 and 1996-1997, the best years for OCS. And the selection is great. The sound for the first 4 tracks makes you reconsider if their debut album wasn't that good as they said. But the versions to "The Riverboat Song" or Ronnie Lane's "The Poacher" are worth too. These recordings sound more, let's say, naked. But "Riverboat" reaches some unespected sound as if it was played in a forest at midnight and around some fire with acoustic instruments...I don't know, it sounds good!. Highly recommended.