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GREAT BUT NOTHING A DIEHARD DONT HAVE,
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This review is from: On Air: At The BBC 1974 - 1985 (Audio CD)
this is a fantastic box set for fans like myself that refuse to submit to modern times such as downloading and all the other ways to just steal or buy music online, im still after 35 years of buying lps, 45s and then cds in the later 80s an addict to the psyical product if you are like me and you have been a diehard ufo fan like me since 1978 then i think you may want to purchase this little box set that is soooo awsome, first off there have been a lot of ufo releases the past 15 years since the late 90s of unearthed ufo stuff and most of that is all on here, this bbc box has all the tracks that the single bbc sessions cd has that came out back in 1998, what you are getting here that i have never had is the june 1985 knebworth show wich honestly was not my favorite era of ufo the 35 years i have been a fan, i still to this day feel the misdomener period of late 1984/85 and half of 86 was ufo at there worst, it was sadley obvious at that time that chrysalis records where giving ufo a huge push for the american market and mtv and you sure can hear it on the album from 1985, in early 1985 i heard some rough demos that phil and co had done and they where much more heavy and rough then the final product that gave us misdomeaner in october 85, the demos also featured robbie france on drums ( rip) not jim simpson so there had been changed along the line as that record was recorded, anyway live at knebworth sounds great i love the fact that ufo opened there knebworth gig with blinded by a lie from making contact, to bad there is not more live stuff out there from that tour in 1983, anyway one thing with the discs in this box set as another reviwer noted is you do not hear the broadcaster speaking between songs as you can clearly hear on the original 1998 ufo bbc sessions cd but still its all here, the dvd is great its 30 minutes of chapman footage wich suits me fine becouse I LOVE THE 4 RECORDS TONKA DID FOR UFO BETWEEN 1980 AND 1983!!!!! i love that stuff as much as the schenker stuff of the 70s, so to sum it up best what you get here is the knebworth 85 gig and that is the only thing previously unreleased in this box, michael sounds so fresh on these recordings as does tonka, it is to bad ufo did not get the justice they where due in the past 43 years they have put out records but im happy ufo are still flying, im not sure if we really need another ufo album since there are so many from quite a few different eras, live i still want to hear tonka stuff, i loved the high stakes album in 1992 id love to hear some of that stuff live again and i feel like i am the only fan of the 1970 --1972 mick bolton era ufo 1 is a classic hard bluesy rock record a great effort for its time, anyway if you are as much a ufo fan as i then i highley reccomened this box set BUT like i said if you are as much a fan as i you probably have all these bbc recordings and the video with the exception of the knebworth 85 gig, i got this to support ufo and well i never have a problem buying new ufo product, i hope to see ufo back here before 2013 is over, anyway enjoy thios box if you buy it, i know i do...................................