- Audio CD (27 Oct. 2014)
- Collector's Edition edition
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Box set, CD+DVD, Collector's Edition
- Label: Repertoire Records
- ASIN: B00LMDQ0FS
- Other Editions: MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,923 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
Kiss Me Quick, Squeeze Me Slow, The Collection. (3CD and 1 DVD pack with Digibook) Box set, CD+DVD, Collector's Edition
|Price:||£23.37 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Delivery Details|
|New from||Used from|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
The essential collectors set.The biggest and most comprehensive collection of work from Mickey Jupp - including the solo recordings and LEGEND line-ups.68 audio tracks packed onto 3 CDs including the singles A & B-sides,tracks from the classic albums,and previously unavailable recordings now all remastered for this great compilation.4th Disc rare TV film footage,now available for the first time on DVD:LONG DISTANCE ROMANCER - THE SONGS OF MICKEY JUPP A show originally transmitted by the UK's ITV Anglia on 22nd December,1994,from their Marquee series of arts programmes.An exclusive insight into the world of Mickey Jupp,featuring songs and reminiscences.Packaged in a deluxe hardback cover Digi-book with slip-case,featuring archive memorabilia and photos.Authoritative and extensive liner notes by Will Birch,author,journalist,lyricist,drummerand songwriter with the Kursaal Flyers and The Records(author of No Sleep Till Canvey Island - The Great Pub Rock Revolution and Ian Dury:The Definitive Biography ).Features exclusive new interviews with Mickey Jupp himself,as well as musicians,songwriters,record producers and journalists of the era.Expertly remastered Superb sound The best in the business!
Having just featured Mickey Jupp in our Under The Radar in our previous issue this is indeed a timely box set to receive. Very neatly packed in sturdy card box with same sturdy book style for the three CDs and DVD to be clipped in and forty six page booklet which includes great and informative sleeve notes and commentary by Will Birch (ex Kursal Flyer) and more in the shape of quotes, pictures and a full discography. There is not much more you could ask for but then this is Repertoire doing the job. This is for sure a very comprehensive overview of this talent that had such an influence on the Thames Delta and of course Dr. Feelgood. Mickey is yet another of that breed that we call the artists artist who has garnered so much respect from those in the musical profession yet had never reached the great heights of those that look up to him. You have seventy songs here including some from his time with Legend, some mono versions and alternate versions plus the DVD is of the Long Distance Romancer the songs of Mickey Jupp which was featured in the Anglia TV's Marquee series of art programs in 1994. For those interested this is a super and very interesting set indeed and must be recommended. --Blues Matters Magazine
Top customer reviews
Although 1950's RnR and R&B are his main inspiration he is able to pull off a very wide array of musical styles, however they all have that definite stamp of quality and class, as well as the undeniable "feel" that made those original records so phenomenal. His voice is genuinely superb and his song-writing is up there with the very best - the regular comparisons with Chuck Berry give a good idea how special many of his lyrics are.
I really could pick a load of personal favourites and the real difficulty is finding an inferior track.
I must mention "Cross Country" for if it had been written by John Fogerty it would now be regarded as a rock classic and would be a staple of quality radio everywhere - no wonder the "Red Boot" album has been held in such high regard for so long by those in the know!
The other great thing about this box set is that it has belatedly led me to purchase tons more Mickey Jupp and amazingly he maintains the high quality throughout his back catalogue. It's amazing how many genuinely great songs they managed to leave out.
Do yourself an extra favour and track down the man himself via social media as he is still writing and recording demo's which genuinely shame the output of most better-known performers. The quality of his voice, musicianship and song-writing remains absolutely first class. Another box set of his demo's please!
And why not a live box set too?
The primary cause of his relative obscurity appears to have been his own personal choice (fuelled by a genuine dislike of fame and the underbelly of the music business) so the level of injustice is diminished slightly.
Do yourself a massive favour and purchase this set as you will discover a genuine Rock & Roll Genius!
Have most of this material on the original albums, but enough oddities together with the book to make it worth getting this 3 disc set plus DVD.
Every fan will have an opinion on track selection, but there are no fillers here.
Lyrics are a particular strongpoint. Not on this set but probably my favourite opening line ever is a MJ song which starts "I've got a guitar shaped like a swimming pool" - genius!
A wonderful lyricist with an excellent sense of humour.
Recommended if you like Chuck Berry!!
On the lookout for more, now..
He earned the moniker "Godfather Of English Pubrock" after his achivement as the leader (composing, singing, guitar and piano) of the band Legend (1969-1972). They never saw much money but got the stone rolling as a big influence for acts like Dr Feelgood, Ducks Deluxe, Kursaal Flyers, Count Bishops and Graham Parker the years to come. Will Birch, the author of the interesting biography in the enclosed booklet and a pubrocker himself (ex, Kursaal Flyers) describes Jupp as "a white Chuck Berry" and Legends music as "...not million miles away from what Creedence Clearwater Revival were successfully doing in the USA...". Right! Great singing, pungent guitars and a traditional sound and songwriting never too far away from the core of orginal rock 'n' roll. I myself use to present him for outsiders as an English John Fogerty but so underrated.
Withdrawed after the commercial failure with Legend he was persueded by some of his pupils (especially Lee Brilleaux) to do a come-back as a solo-artist in 1978 with the above mentioned Nick Lowe-produced (fantastic sound, Nick!) "Juppanese", in my ears the best album he ever done. The hunger to rock again after a couple of years in lethargy is very obvious with fierce attack in his voice where I can energetically sense a lust for revenge. Like he wants to address the world: "Don't you get it by now? I AM a great artist!" The same thing goes for his pianoplaying that just ooze rock 'n' roll like the Fats Domino-show off in "Making Friends" and the over all Jerry Lee-spirit with his fingers always at the right keys at the right time. And the question is if Rockpile, who accompany on side A:s seven tracks all thankfully included here, have ever played better in their entire existence with exquisite guitarworks and a pushing locomotive for a rhythm-sector. On the B-side's five songs we have Procol Harum behind Jupp and that is so much tamer and not as fab songs with one great exeption: "Brother Doctor Sister Nurse" also in the box. But 8 out of 12 tracks on the solo-debut is brilliant.
After that BANG for a come-back Mickey Jupp's records never really reached that same level again even though some are real good. But that's suitable for cherry picking then that reveals an abudant verying song-treasure. Sure, most is rock but we can find jazz ("Politics"), soul ("Don't Talk To Me", "Anything You Say"), pure pop ("Narture's Radio") heavy metal-raggae ("Daisy Mayes"), trad blues ("Down At The Doctors") and don't forget the ballads like "Heather On The Hill" (one of my favorite-songs ever - so beautiful), "School" and "Make It Fly" that as a Swede makes my thoughts go to our own troubadour-icon Fred Åkerström no less. The material is not, as I generally prefer, in chronological order so consider the 3 CD-box as a tombola but with no blanks.
The fourth disc is a DVD that includes a 25 minutes TV-documentary from 1994 filmed at Mickey Jupp's home enviroment on the idyllic English countryside. He plays a few songs for us acoustic and electric. Give some analysis on what makes Chuck Berry so good and surprisingly tell us that he's not that much interested in music beyond his own rehearsalcorner. It's more about painting, gardening and a greenhouse it seems. Maybe that's why he had such a low profile the last two decades. The DVD, where also Wilko Johnson express his admirations, is nevertheless a nice complement to the CD:s.
The reason the fifth star is absent is due to the absence of some great songs. For me it should be obvious that the ORGINAL (the impeccable best of Mickey Jupp's Lgend LP from 1978 with the same cover) "Kiss Me Quick Squeeze Me Slow"-collection's all 15 tracks should be present here but six of these pearls are oddly missing. That calls for som explanation. Other personal favorites that's missing is "Maybe Baby", I Thought I Heard Something", "Part Of Your Furnature" and maybe some more.
But never mind. Just feed your player with CD 1 and let the knock-out opening with "You Know What I Mean", "You'll Never Get Me Up In One Of Those", "Switchboard Susan", "Short List", "Cheque Book", "Brother Doctor Sister Nurse" and "Old Rock 'N' Roller" grab your rocksoul and then you definitley know what Mickey Jupp means.