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The Charisma Years (1970-1973)

The Charisma Years (1970-1973)

14 Jan 2011
4.7 out of 5 stars 37 customer reviews

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  • Original Release Date: 14 Jan. 2011
  • Release Date: 17 Jan. 2011
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Label: Virgin UK
  • Copyright: ℗ 2011 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Virgin Records Ltd © 2011 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. 2011 EMI Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 4:43:55
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 37 customer reviews
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Format: Audio CD
This great value set comprises the five Lindisfarne albums that were released by The Famous Charisma Label. It also includes B-sides, outtakes and several rare tracks taken from foreign LPs, most of which are appearing on CD for the first time.

CD1 starts with a new remaster of their 1970 debut "Nicely Out Of Tune". It's followed by two outtakes from the album sessions (`From My Window' and the Rab Noakes-penned `On My Own I Built A Bridge') and period B-sides `Knackers Yard Blues' and `Nothing But The Marvellous Is Beautiful'. An extra bonus is the inclusion of the US versions of three tracks which make their CD debut - `Lady Eleanor', `We Can Swing Together' and `Scarecrow Song'. These are different from the versions found on the original UK album - the US `Lady Eleanor' is also the version which reached #3 on the UK singles chart in 1972 (it was reissued as a single following the success of "Fog On The Tyne"). The final track is the original demo version of `Meet Me On The Corner' which was originally released by mistake on the "Finest Hour" vinyl compilation.

CD2 pairs the "Fog On The Tyne" and "Dingly Dell" albums - both produced by Bob Johnston. The former spent four consecutive weeks at #1 in the UK albums chart, becoming the biggest selling British album of 1972 - the same year that the latter reached #5. Also on this disc are the B-sides `Scotch Mist' and `No Time To Lose', and there's a CD debut for an extremely rare longer version of `January Song' from a Norwegian "Best Of" LP issued in 1975.

CD3 includes the 2005 remaster of the "Lindisfarne Live" album which was recorded at the band's triumphant homecoming concert at Newcastle City Hall in December 1971.
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let's get the bad bit over with first; the packaging does leave a lot to be desired, but the content of the four discs more than makes up for this. A shame really, as EMI have proved they can do it with the excellent 'Refugees - Charisma' set released in 2009 which includes a really extensive booklet packed with information about the artists (and two Lindisfarne tracks incidentally). This set could have included full size album sleeve reproductions and Ray Laidlaw's 2005 notes about the Live album but the booklet is just a few pages, although it does reproduce the iconic inner sleeve photos from 'Fog on the Tyne'.

Here are my highlights from each of the five Charisma albums featured and a summary of the bonus tracks.

Nicely out of tune - 'Winter Song'. Just amazing. Listen to the production and sympathetic inclusion of the second guitar part which is placed on the right hand channel (and as for Rod's bass playing.....). People rave about Bob Johnston's production on the subsequent albums but John Anthony did a pretty good job on here.

Fog on the Tyne - 'City Song'. The harmonies have a unique sound texture to them at the end of the chorus. Alan Hull's vocals have seldom sounded so persuasive. A hidden gem of a track.

Dingly Dell - 'Court in the Act'. A rousing opener to the band's live set and second single from the album. Great dual vocals from Jacka and Alan.

Live - My least favourite album on the Charisma label. Over-long renditions of 'We can swing together' lasting 17 minutes (with endless harmonica playing of 'Auld lang syne', 'Jungle bells' and the like) and 'Clear White light' lasting 11 minutes(with Bo Diddly in the middle) spoil this for me.
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What we have on offer here is everything Lindisfarne recorded for the label under the tutelage of Tony Stratton-Smith, owner of Charisma Records. It is a superb reminder of how five people came together to create something they clearly loved doing.

In so many respects the Lindisfarne story was quite a sad one. Five talented individuals who found themselves together via lesser known local bands and ably crafting some of the finest pop songs of the 70s. Alan Hull, clearly the mainstay of the group, exploding with new musical ideas and lyrics that would have made T S Eliot proud. And like Gerry Rafferty with Baker Street, became a victim of their own success never really able to escape the shadow of their early hits like Lady Eleanor and Meet Me On The Corner (although they did re-emerge in 1978 with their single Run For Home which thrust them back into the spotlight once again albeit temporarily). Even though Lindisfarne continue to play live to this day, it is sadly without Alan Hull who died suddenly at the age of 50 from Heart thrombosis.

The only complaint that I have and one that I have levelled often with other similar retrospective packages by other artists, is the paucity of information on offer about the group. In this case there are a few short paragraphs about the recordings and a few modest photographs. With such a definitive release surely the record company could have provided a more in-depth look at the group's career during their tenure with the label. Maybe even a lyric booklet too. (If this set was released in Japan, the accompanying information would have been much more informative and generous - admittedly at a higher price though). If record companies want to reduce music downloading, they need to give even better value to the music buying public.

5* for the music and the idea.
3* because of lack of information.
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