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  • Audio CD (12 May 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Repertoire
  • ASIN: B0018CVQYI
  • Other Editions: Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,093 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Silver Bird
  2. Star Storm
  3. Prince Kajuku
  4. The Coming of Prince Kajuku
  5. Flying
  6. Galactic Love (Bonus Track)

Product Description

1. Silver Bird
2. Star Storm
3. Prince Kajuku
4. The Coming of Prince Kajuku
5. Flying
6. Galactic Love (Bonus Track)

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great music,I wonted since 30 years to have in cd.perfectly playing guitar,high quality made product,friendly price,I recommend for UFO-lovers to put in collection.Love to listening,make me crazy with.
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Excellent album I had this on vinyl but I've just replaced it. I saw the UFO not long after this album was made and they were excellent live, even then it was lots of hair and and riffs I saw also at the same period Judas Priest who again was lots of hair and riffs. This album catches that period in time when these bands where developing that heavy riff sounds that became heavy metal, buy.
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It's always great when you stumble across a gem, and this is one of them! Trippy space rock that will carry you off and away into the cosmos for an hour or so. The sort of stuff Steven Wilson would have written had he been around and playing at that time...
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9c98f00c) out of 5 stars 10 reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c5df3d8) out of 5 stars AUSPICIOUS TAKE OFF/INITIAL SIGHTING 2 July 2011
By Steve Russey - Published on Amazon.com
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The suspense is terrible... I hope it lasts! (I love quoting Willy Wonka)... well, here it is again... 5:30am, and, yes, I am listening to a soundtrack to begin the day... not sure if it ties into this review, but... wait... "ALIENS" juxtaposed with a written review on UFO's first two releases? Yes... there's a connection... oooooooh, it's the "escape" sequence when Ripley, Bishop, and Newt just barely escape the destruction of the planet... now then, if some other life form, or ET, if you will, saw the ship, this could be considered a UFO...

With that out of the way, I must begin by confessing/asking how can someone who loves this group so much write an unbiased review... answer: I can't. I have already written reviews espousing the sonic virtues of the Schenker era (still the strongest period... even when Michael returned for WALK ON WATER, COVENANT, and SHARKS you could hear that the old writing team of Mogg, Way, and Schenker had not lost their muse), and, to a degree, the Chapman era, so I will focus exclusively on this precocious beginning, this favorable blast off, this "contact light" regarding this band's music, this "auspicious launch", if you will. We'll call this the "Bolton" era.

I've read a lot of literature concerning why Mick Bolton left (you can read the liner notes and scan the websites), and there's too much to assimilate here... what I will discuss, and promote, is the fact that he was a fabulous player and these first two UFO releases: UFO 1, and UFO 2 FLYING... ONE HOUR SPACE ROCK (which will both be reviewed here to save time and space... AMAZON asked me to review both) are both well worth acquiring if you're a fan of the band. On UFO 1 you hear a beautiful blend of blusey hard rock (listen to BOOGIE, and C'MON EVERYBODY) with a bit of psychedlia thrown in (listen to TREACLE PEOPLE), and a foreshadowing of the phenomenal melodic hard rock that would be fully realized with the Schenker era (listen to their cover of COME AWAY, MELINDA, and again a nod to TREACLE PEOPLE)... other standout tracks include TIMOTHY and FOLLOW YOU HOME. Phil Mogg's solid, and pleasant rock tone fits in perfectly with Bolton's dynamic playing, and Parker and Way's unmovable rhythmic foundation. Who could ask for a more confident debut?

UFO 2 built upon this beginning, yet added a curious element to the mix: "SPACE ROCK"... I had never heard that before... obviously a description of the long, drawn out tunes like STAR STORM, and FLYING... improvisational jams that were made popular by groups like CREAM, HENDRIX, THE WHO, and, of course, THE GRATEFUL DEAD... all of those musical entities were highly influential on the infant hard rock and psychedelic scene, so it follows UFO would visit that influence... both FLYING, and STAR STORM are more than interesting, and I would note that STAR STORM, SILVER BIRD, and the "PRINCE KAJUKU" dichotomy are early UFO gems... AHHHHHHHHHHH the mood is complete: as I type these words the live version of THE COMING OF PRINCE KAJUKU is gracing my auditory units (ears)... what a PERFECT SEGUE to end this review...

UFO completists will also want to acquire UFO LIVE... a nice cap to the Bolton era which offers a show from Japan before Bolton departed... only one complaint: IT'S FAR TOO SHORT!!! A double disc could have given us more, like a live version of TREACLE PEOPLE, COME AWAY- MELINDA, SILVER BIRD, STAR STORM... again, if a record company mogul reads this... hint, hint... how about a search of the archives to see if there are additonal live recordings from this era to include on a digitally remastered re-release of UFO LIVE.

Too much fun... I love being enabled to write... anyway, as always Balthazar says "Check them out!!!!!!"

Shields up! Prepare for hyperdrive!! Approaching galaxy's edge!!!

Enjoy...

BALTHAZAR "AIR COOL" PLATINI, III (of the "Chicago" Platinis)
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d75bd8c) out of 5 stars Best record label and BEST sound!! Good, overlooked album 21 Jan. 2015
By NowPlaying - Published on Amazon.com
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acid rock at its best on THE BEST LABEL - Repertoire!! They remaster much better than other labels as they take their sound very seriously in Germany(hence the "import"). This appears to be a "DigiSleeve" which is actually a really cool reissue of the original vinyl packaging with a cd.
I cant tell you more because Im sending this back as Amazon poorly packed this and the original(UFO 1) cd and they got mamed.
Ive heard the album, and though theres a lot of "jammin" that last 20min+, the songs are cool and you can just relax and space out with this album. If youre looking for a more song-based, coherent album- give UFO 1 a shot. I love this band and wished they stuck to this original formula.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d53c168) out of 5 stars A Very Odd Little Gem 10 Sept. 2014
By Zenith - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
It's difficult for me to decide how I feel about this album. On the one hand, I like UFO as a band, and even though this album is nothing at all like their later material, musically I actually think it's a lot more creative than the band's later hard rock efforts. On the other, this album feels more meandering than grand and epic, with long instrumental stretches that repeat themselves more than they evolve.

By this time, I hope you can see my dilemma; Flying seems to have just as much going for it as against. For every line that really works, there's another with no rhyme and too many syllables. For every dull, repetitive riff, there's a moment of true genius immediately following it. Just when I get sick of listening to a song, it turns itself around and pulls me back in.

An irrefutable positive is that the musicians are all very talented. Guitarist Mick Bolton particularly stands out, with an often dark style reminiscent of Tony Iommi. Calling him an imitator would be unfair, but the influence is clearly there. Phil Mogg's vocals aren't are strong as they would grow to be, and his lyrics are often faltering, but you can hear shades of the power that would be present on albums like Phenomenon and Lights Out. Bassist Pete Way and drummer Andy Parker are also in very good form, however they don't get the spotlight nearly as much as Bolton and Mogg do.

I believe that's a major flaw of the album; with all the long, improvised instrumental sections, one would expect that each musician would get his time to be the center of attention, yet most of the album is split between Bolton's solos and Mogg's lyrics. I'm not necessarily asking for something like Ginger Baker's drum solo on Toad, but it would have been nice to hear the band function as more of a cohesive unit, rather than a showcase for half of the members.

If I could, I'd give this a three-and-a-half, but since I'm limited to full stars, I'll round up on account of the good parts being very good. If I had to take a guess as to who might enjoy this album, I would say that fans of Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd, early King Crimson, or other prog-rock and psychedelic bands might find that they enjoy Flying, or at least one or two tracks off it. Sadly, I really can't recommend this to UFO fans, since Bolton's departure and the hiring of Michael Schenker drastically altered the band's sound, and those who were drawn in by the heavy riffs and blistering solos of that era may be left disappointed.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cd6c4f8) out of 5 stars Five Stars 24 Feb. 2015
By Ephraim - Published on Amazon.com
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Superb music. Unmatched by any other album
HASH(0x9ea2dc60) out of 5 stars ... in 70 a head of its time brings back good memories 14 Mar. 2016
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Had this album in 70 a head of its time brings back good memories
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