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Great compilation, exceptional value for money,
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I always felt Y&T were an underrated band. They made some great heavy rock albums in the early 80s, but never gained the fame of other bands at the time. This compilation is fantastic value for money. £12.99 (at the time of writing) gets you 6 full albums (Earth Shaker, Black Tiger, Mean Streak, In Rock We Trust, Down for the Count, and Open Fire - Live) plus a selection of live tracks from Donnington and Reading festivals.
The first three studio albums are the strongest (and heaviest), the sound got increasingly commercial after that, and the official live album (Open Fire) really shows how good they were as a live act (apart from the awful "Summertime Girls" studio track that's included and out of place on a live album).
You get 68 tracks here all told, and okay maybe not every single one is a winner, but there's more than enough to make this a worthwhile purchase.
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Initial post: 21 Oct 2013 22:56:20 BDT
Mr. Stephen F. Crawford says:
Let's not forget the band are still playing and touring to this day and still go down a storm with Dave Meniketti still at the helm.
Posted on 25 Oct 2013 08:47:57 BDT
J. Milner says:
Agree entirely except maybe a tad unfair to Summertime Girls. As a slice of radio friendly rock it hits the target even if it is trying a little too hard to be Van Halen.
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2013 12:29:50 GMT
I must get this box set. I loved Y&T in the 80s and agree that they were rather underrated. I am particularly pleased to see that the six live tracks from Donington 1984 are included, as I was there! I was 18 and it was the first concert I ever attended (yes, that makes me 47 now). I didn't realise that they played The Reading Festival that year too.
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Mar 2014 23:34:34 GMT
Mr. N. L. Ball says:
They played Reading in 1982.
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