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4.0 out of 5 stars

on 16 November 2003
If you think of the Association, the Beach Boys and the Four Seasons, then there is a little of each of these groups on this album. Best known for their minor hit "All the love in the world" in 1969 Consortium have shown that although they may be considered as one hit wonders their music was deserving of much more success than they actually achieved. There are beautiful harmonies on tracks such as "Some other Sunday", "When the day breaks" and "I dont want her anymore". Add a touch of pop-psyche on "Colour Sergeant Lillywhite" and "The day the train never came" and some bubblegum on "Cynthia Serenity" along with Ray Davies type lyrics on "The House upon the Hill, there is certainly plenty of variety on this cd. The band recorded the first couple of tracks under the name "West Coast Consortium" before shortening their title and there are also a couple of tracks recorded by the lead singer in his own name. Eleven of the tracks are actually demos which were never put on vinyl and the sound quality on these although acceptable are not up to normal standards. However there is sufficient quality in them and it is a great pity that the group were never able to put these tracks on an album which had been planned. Unfortunately all their music appears to have been recorded in mono which is my only gripe. This is a compilation album which I had hoped would be released one day and I am not disappointed with the results.
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