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TALES OF CANTERBURY: THE WILDE FLOWERS STORY

The Wilde Flowers

Canterbury Scene


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2.31 | 15 ratings | 4 reviews | 13% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Impotence (2:10)
2. Those Words They Say (2:40)
3. Memories (1:35)
4. Don't Try To Change Me (2:26)
5. Parchman Farm (2:18)
6. Almost Grown (2:50)
7. She's Gone (2:13)
8. Slow Walkin' Talk (2:26)
9. He's Bad For You (2:49)
10. It's What I Feel (A Certain Kind) (2:19)
11. Memories (Instrumental ) (2:08)
12. Never Leave Me (2:36)
13. Time After Time (2:45)
14. Just Where I Want (2:10)
15. No Game When You Lose (2:53)
16. Impotence (1:16)
17. Why Do You Care (Zobe) (3:13)
18. The Pieman Cometh (Zobe) (3:15)
19. Summer Spirit (Zobe) (3:28)
20. She Loves To Hurt (3:12)
21. The Big Show (4:12)
22. Memories (3:03)

Total Time: 57:59

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Line-up / Musicians

- Robert Wyatt / drums, voice (1-16, 20-22)
- Hugh Hopper / bass (1-16, 20-22)
- Brian Hopper / guitar, backing vocals (2-19, 21)
- Kevin Ayers / vocals (5-7)
- Richard Coughlan / drums (2, 3, 12-16)
- Graham Flight / vocals (1 & 9)
- Richard Sinclair / guitar (4, 5, 7-11)
- Pye Hastings / guitar (1 & 20)

Line-up Zobe (tracks 17-19):
- Dave Lawrence / voice, bass
- Bob Gilleson / drums
- John Lawrence / guitar, backing vocals

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CD Blueprint / Voiceprint BP 123CD (1994)

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2.31
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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(13%)
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Review by obiter
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2 stars It's a who's who of the canterbury scene but this ain't prog. You would not be suprised if Van the Man was singing. there's even bluesy twangs:

Booker White's Parchman Farm:... i'm going to be here for the rest of my life, but all i did was shoot my wife ... Chuch Berry .. Almost Grown

Some of the recording is truly dreadful: the pieman cometh sticks out as a particularly awful recording: think worst bootleg recording made on a mobile you've heard and you're coming close.

I'm a fan of the Canterbury scene so it's interesting to listen to so many of the main players in one group at an early stage. If I wasn't a fan then this would hold no interest for me, so it fits perfectly into the 2 star category.

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3 stars This is an interesting listen. Although this is the beginning of the Canterbury scene it is not the place to begin to explore that subgenre. This is simply the stomping ground for the who's who of that scene that would go on to produce the awesomeness of Soft Machine and Caravan. Despite the ne ... (read more)

Report this review (#1094294) | Posted by siLLy puPPy | Saturday, December 21, 2013 | Review Permanlink

2 stars The band that spawned Kevin Ayers, Hugh Hopper, Robert Wyatt, Pye Hastings, Soft Machine and Caravan. The grandfather of the Canterbury Scene, in other words. Musicwise, this is nowhere near the Canterbury Scene. Rockabilly, naive pop, rock, blues and everything that went around in the 1960s ... (read more)

Report this review (#242179) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Wednesday, September 30, 2009 | Review Permanlink

2 stars A historically important collection, but I'm afraid that's really all it is. The Wilde Flowers could easily be described as The Yardbirds of the Canterbury Scene. Most of the famous Canterbury musicians played here at one time or another; including Robert Wyatt, Hugh Hopper, and Kevin Ayers of So ... (read more)

Report this review (#117731) | Posted by Speesh | Monday, April 09, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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