- Audio CD (21 Nov. 1996)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Phantom Sound & Vision
- ASIN: B00000E1OA
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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In terms of singles, it could be almost repackaged as a greatest hits album. Five of the songs here all made an impact in the UK charts, the standout 'Going For Gold' was a top ten hit and is easily the band's signature song, 'Getting Better' and 'On Standby' both dented the top 15, and 'Where Have You Been Tonight?' and 'Bully Boy' charted at #23 and #22 respectively. But not only does 'A Maximum High' ride high on hits, the whole album in it's entirety is worth listening to.
'A Maximum High' captures Shed Seven at their peak and comprises fantastic guitar playing, strong vocals from lead singer Rick Witter, complex and interesting lyrics and a full collection of well constructed songs. This is the guys from York's equivalent of Suede's classic album 'Coming Up'. Buy it, and enjoy a solid example of mid-1990s mainstream feel-good rock music.
Infinately listenable from start to finish. 'Getting better' is a quality uptempo opener and the album has few low points from then on. 'Where Have You Been Tonight?' is a classic track dripping with style while 'Going for Gold' is one of Shed Seven's best known and most loved tracks.
Album closer Parrallel Lines wraps things up brilliantly, slow building and song writing at a level most people assume Shed Seven never managed.
A brilliant album and essential listening in the build up to their reunion tour.
shed seven at there best a must for any music lover
best album of the nineties
Shed Seven were about the last of them in the sense of actually having more hit singles than other Britpoppers like the Farm.In this respect they were luckier than the Family Cat.
To my mind the greatest single was LIES-a song worthy of the Cat
Along with Echobelly's 'On', this album defines the 90's britpop sound and imho outlives that time by virtue of just being a dman good album.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Until recently, Shed Seven were just a name I remember from the Britpop era to me. With the exception of the top ten single, 'Going For Gold' (included here) they failed to really... Read morePublished on 25 Nov. 2014 by Antony May
A MAXIMUM HIGH... Brilliant album from the York based band that melds imaginative guitar riffs with great lyrics. Read morePublished on 21 Sept. 2011 by Marty d'Wonderful