on 6 June 2011
Stumbled across this album while browsing the Amazon pages and it rekindled happy memories, both of the record itself, and of going to see the band back when I were a lad.
Chuffed to see that it had been expanded to a two-disc set, according to Amazon's track listing and the one review of the album, I ordered it and eagerly awaited arrival. As ever, Amazon's delivery promise was exceeded, with the package arriving three days prior to that which I'd previously been told to expect.
I was, however, a little disgruntled, on opening the package, to find that the expected double CD was, in fact, a single-disc - a straight repressing of the original album; not even the bonus of additional tracks.
Don't let that put you off buying, though. It's still good to relive one's youth - just don't expect to receive a double CD when you order this.
on 1 March 2001
Charlie seems to have used the same marketing ploy as Roxy Music as far as their album covers are concerned: seductive scantily clad models. But like Roxy, Charlie's music deserves attention as well. This double CD contains Charlie's two best albums and if you're a fan of sophisticated mid 70's rock along the lines of Alan Parsons Project and Steely Dan you should check this out. Although the band hails from London, the music has a slick L.A. feel to it. Imagine a jazzier version of Foreigner. All the tunes are catchy and radio-friendly despite the relative obscurity of the band.