Buy used:
£18.73
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this item. Your item will be previously owned but still in great condition. The disc will play perfectly without interruption and the case, inlay notes and sleeve may show limited signs of wear.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

The Very Best Of The Pirates: THE VERY BEST OF ROCK'S ORIGINAL HELLRAISERS

4.7 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

Available from these sellers.
8 used from £18.73

Amazon's The Pirates Store


What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?


Product details

  • Audio CD (16 Oct. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Metro Recordings
  • ASIN: B0000501M4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 226,657 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
  • If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
4
4 star
2
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 6 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
Looking at the prices some people are charging for this, I'm glad I bought it new for £4.99 in 2004 !

This is a fantastic compilation of The Pirates 3 albums from the late 70's and includes both studio and also live tracks from their first "comeback" album Out of Their Skulls.

After Johnny Kidd's untimely death, The Pirates soldiered on playing their irresistibly engaging brand of no-nonsense R'n'B, even when it was deeply unfashionable.

However, what goes around comes around and in the early 70's the pub rock explosion threw them a lifeline (no pun intended), when Dr Feelgood and similar bands came on the scene, with Wilko Johnson apeing Mick Green's then unique style of alternating rhythm and lead guitar, whilst paying respectful tribute to his hero, Mick.

Their salvation came when Roy Carr of The NME attended one of their gigs and asked them to play at The NME Christmas party. They blew everyone away and were signed the same evening by an A&R man who just happened to be there.

There are NO bad tracks on this compilation, but stand outs are Please Don't Touch, Shakin All Over (naturally !), Gibson Martin Fender, Lonesome
Train and a barnstorming version of Johnny B Goode, which justifies the price on it's own.

People who dismiss this as "just pub rock" are ignorant of how constipated and self-indulgent rock had become by the mid 70's.

Thank God The Pirates returned to remind us what it should be all about !

High time this was reissued, for people who missed it first time around.

It was typical of Mick Green to continue playing after his quadruple heart bypass operation, against doctor's orders, which undoubtedly contributed to his sad and premature death, but as Dylan Thomas once said "Don't go gentle into that good night - rage, rage against the dying of the light".

Well, nobody raged harder than Mick...
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Don't just sit there,buy it you fool! This album is awesome, 21 tracks of

first rate R&B in a choppy rocky guitar kinda way.Like Dr Feelgood ? Then

you'll love this,probably the best 5 quid you will spend this year!
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I first saw the Pirates Live in Salford & Manchester in 1977 & 1978 and found the 1950's rhythm simply electric. This album brings those live gigs back to life and you will not be disappointed if you buy this album. The late Mick Green could make that guitar sing.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse