Ancora Piccoli Tesori Dalla EMI Inglese. Cofanetti Barclay James Harvest e UFO

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Uno è già uscito la scorsa settimana (UFO), l’altro uscirà la prossima settimana (Barclay James Harvest), in ogni caso un plauso alla Emi inglese che sta aprendo i propri archivi con una serie di cofanetti retrospettivi dopo quelli dedicati agli Hollies e Frankie Miller, e il tutto a prezzi molto contenuti (ma poi ve la “faranno pagare” a fine settembre quando inizieranno a uscire i Box dedicati ai Pink Floyd!). Comunque per il momento:

il cofanetto quintuplo dedicato agli UFO The Chrisalys Years 1973-1979 contiene i 5 album originali di studio (quelli dell’era Michael Shenker), Phenomenon, Force It, No Heavy Petting, Lights Out, Obsession più il doppio Live Strangers In The Night. Se non fossero stati tutti ripubblicati, non da molto, a prezzo speciale e con bonus, sarebbe perfetto. In ogni caso, visto il prezzo e la notevole mole di inediti, compreso un concerto del 1974 all’Electric Ballroom di Atlanta e molte altre chicche, il cofanetto rimane interessante.

Ecco la lista completa dei brani:

Disc 1:
‘Give Her The Gun’ (Single A-Side)
‘Sweet Little Thing’ (Single B-Side)
‘Oh My’
‘Crystal Light’
‘Doctor Doctor’
‘Space Child’
‘Rock Bottom’
‘Too Young To Know’
‘Time On My Hands’
‘Built For Comfort’
‘Lipstick Traces’
‘Queen Of The Deep’
‘Doctor Doctor’ (Single Edit) *
Bob Harris session (28th October 1974):
‘Rock Bottom’
‘Time On My Hands’
‘Give Her The Gun’

Disc 2:
Electric Ballroom, Atlanta, GA 5th November 1974 (Previously Unreleased):
‘Oh My’
‘Doctor Doctor’
‘ Built For Comfort’
‘Give Her The Gun’
‘Cold Turkey’
‘Space Child’
‘Rock Bottom’
‘Prince Kujuku’
‘Let It Roll’
‘Shoot Shoot’
‘High Flyer’
‘Love Lost Love’
‘Out In The Street’

Disc 3:
‘Mother Mary’
‘Too Much Of Nothing’
‘Dance Your Life Away’
‘This Kid’s’ (Including ‘Between The Walls’)
‘Natural Thing’
‘I’m A Loser’
‘Can You Roll Her’
‘Belladonna’
‘Reasons Love’
‘Highway Lady’
‘On With The Action’
‘A Fool In Love’
‘Martian Landscape’
‘Too Hot To Handle’
‘Just Another Suicide’
‘Try Me’
‘Lights Out’

Disc 4:
‘Gettin’ Ready’
‘Alone Again Or’
‘Electric Phase’
‘Love To Love’
‘Try Me’ (Single Remix) *
John Peel session (27th June 1977)
‘Too Hot To Handle’
‘Lights Out’
‘Try Me’
‘Only You Can Rock Me’
‘Pack It Up (And Go)’
‘Arbory Hill’
‘Ain’t No Baby’
‘Lookin’ Out For No 1′
‘Hot ‘N’ Ready’
‘Cherry’
‘You Don’t Fool Me’
‘Lookin’ Out For No 1′ (Reprise)
‘One More For The Rodeo’
‘Born To Lose’
‘Only You Can Rock Me’ (Single Version) *

Disc 5
‘Natural Thing’
‘Out In The Street’
‘Only You Can Rock Me’
‘Doctor Doctor’
‘Mother Mary’
‘This Kid’s’
‘Love To Love’
‘Lights Out’
‘Rock Bottom’
‘Too Hot To Handle’
‘I’m A Loser’
‘Let It Roll’
‘Shoot Shoot’
‘Doctor Doctor’ (Live Single Edit)
‘On With The Action’ (Live Single B-Side) *

* – Available on CD for the first time              

Sempre 5 CD per il cofanetto dedicato ai Barclay James Harvest Taking Some Time On: The Parlophone – Harvest Years 1968-1973 che comprende i 4 album pubblicati per la Harvest Barclay James Harvest, Once Again, …and other short stories, Baby James Harvest e, in questo caso, veramente una valanga di extra, singoli, demo, brani live e BBC, versioni alternative e molto altro.

Non male per un gruppo che un giornalista definì Poor Man’s Moody Blues e che qualche anno dopo, nel 1977 in Gone To Earth, divenne il titolo di un brano che citava Nights in White Satin e rendeva omaggio ai Moody Blues stessi.

Anche in questo caso ecco la tracklisting completa:

DISC ONE:

1. Early Morning (A side)
2. Mr Sunshine (B side)
BBC Top Gear Session (1968)
(Recorded: 23rd April 1968 / Transmitted: 5th May 1968)
3. So Tomorrow
4. Eden Unobtainable
5. Eden Unobtainable (1968 version)
BBC Top Gear Session (1968)
(Recorded: 30th July 1968 / Transmitted: 4th August 1968)
6. Night
7. Pools Of Blue
8. Need You Oh So Bad
9. Small Time Town
10. Dark Now My Sky
11. Brother Thrush (A side)
12. Poor Wages (B side)
13. Mocking Bird (1970 Version)
Their First Album (1970)
Side One
14. Taking Some Time On
15. Mother Dear
16. The Sun Will Never Shine
17. When The World Was Woken

DISC TWO

Their First Album (1970)
Side Two
1. Good Love Child
2. The Iron Maiden
3. Dark Now My Sky
4. I Can’t Go On Without You
Once Again (1971)
5. She Said
6. Happy Old World
7. Song For Dying
8. Galadriel
9. Mocking Bird
10.Vanessa Simmons
11. Ball And Chain
12. Lady Loves

DISC THREE

Once Again bonus tracks
1. Introduction – White Sails (A Seascape)
2. Too Much On Your Plate
3. Galadriel (Non-Orchestral version)
4. Happy Old World (Take one)
5. Song For Dying (Full version)
6. Mocking Bird (Extended Non-Orchestral version)
7. Dark Now My Sky (Live)
BBC Bob Harris session (1971)
(Recorded: 29th June 1971 / Transmitted: 5th July 1971)
8. Galadriel
9. She Said
10.Someone There You Know
11. Ursula (The Swansea Song)

DISC FOUR

And Other Short Stories (1971)
1. Medicine Man
2. Someone There You Know
3. Harry’s Song
4. Ursula (The Swansea Song)
5. Little Lapwing
6. Song With No Meaning
7. Blue John’s Blues
8. The Poet
9. After The Day
10.Brave New World (Demo)
BBC Bob Harris session
(Recorded: 15th March 1972 / Transmitted: 3rd April 1972)
11. Child Of Man
12.Medicine Man
13.I’m Over You (A side)
14.Child Of Man (B side)
15.Breathless (A side)
16.When The City Sleeps (B side)
17.Medicine Man (B side)

DISC FIVE

BBC Bob Harris session (1972)
(Transmitted: 9th October 1972) *Previously Unreleased
1. One Hundred Thousand Smiles Out
2. Delph Town Morn
3. Thank You
Baby James Harvest (1972)
4. Crazy Over (You)
5. Delph Town Morn
6. Summer Soldier
7. Thank You
8. One Hundred Thousand Smiles Out
9.Moonwater
10.Thank You (Alternate version)
11. Rock And Roll Woman (A side)
12. The Joker (B side)    

E questo è “solo” il primo periodo, attendiamo il box del periodo Polydor ed eventuali seguìti. Se non li conoscete e amate il rock progressivo melodico, trattasi di acquisto ideale.

Alla prossima.

Bruno Conti

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