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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1992

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. All This Crazy Gift Of Time
2. The Oyster And The Flying Fish
3. Clarence In Wonderland
4. Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes
5. Connie On A Rubber Band
6. Shouting In A Bucket Blues
7. Oh! Wot A Dream
8. Caribbean Moon
9. Lady Rachel
10. Fake Mexican Tourist Blues
11. Star
12. Blue
13. Strange Song
14. Miss Hanaga

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Budget compilation of tracks 1969 to 1980.

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Import
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$17.12 (used)
The Harvest Years 1969 - 1974The Harvest Years 1969 - 1974
Box set · Import
Harvest 2012
Audio CD$26.00
$33.89 (used)
Joy of a ToyJoy of a Toy
Import · Remastered
EMI 2003
Audio CD$4.70
$9.44 (used)
BananamourBananamour
Extra tracks · Import · Remastered
Emd Int'l 2003
Audio CD$6.88
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What More Can I SayWhat More Can I Say
Remastered
Reel Recordings 2008
Audio CD$12.99
$10.23 (used)
Yes We Have No MananasYes We Have No Mananas
Import · Remastered
EMI France 2009
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Sweet DeceiverSweet Deceiver
Import · Remastered
EMI France 2009
Audio CD$5.01
$4.99 (used)
Songs for Insane Times: Anthology 1969-1980Songs for Insane Times: Anthology 1969-1980
Box set · Import
Emd Int'l 2008
Audio CD$36.83
$29.74 (used)
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Review by Easy Livin
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3 stars Scratching the surface

This "Document series" compilation is a reasonable collection of tracks from Kevin Ayers two sojourns at Harvest records. The fact that he moved to Island for a couple of albums in the mid 1970's though leaves it open to accusations of being incomplete, but in mitigation the two albums he recorded while signed to Island were not among his best.

Thus the tracks included here take us from Ayers Soft Machine influenced years in the late 60's and early 70's through to the less inspired late 70's and 1980's "That's what you get babe" album.

The track selections are not necessarily the most obvious choices, the opening "All this crazy gift of time" from "Joy of a toy" for example being a folky, Lindisfarne like pop number. Even though there are two tracks from "Shooting at the moon", those selected are hardly representative of the progressive nature of that album. "The Oyster And The Flying Fish" is enjoyable, and its whimsical nature certainly reflects Ayers penchant for such songs on later albums, but on "Shooting at the moon" is it was a fish out of water.

There are a few rarer tracks, including the single B side, "Connie on a rubber band", and the single A side "Caribbean moon". Both of these re-visit Ayers calypso influences, but are lightweight and forgettable. There is also an alternative version of "Lady Rachel" from "Odd Ditties", the original appearing on "Joy of a toy". This orchestrated version tells the strange tale in a wonderfully atmospheric manner.

The highlight of the collection though is the wonderful "Blue" from "Yes we have no Mananas", a sumptuous guitar led piece.

For those unfamiliar with the diverse work of Kevin Ayers, this collection merely scratches the surface. While it is only partially representative of his work, the inclusion of "Blue" would render any Ayers collection worthwhile. The rarer tracks included here have now by and large been included as bonus tracks on re-releases of his original albums.

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