Header

THIS IS ISLAND

Various Artists (Label Samplers)

Various Genres


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Various Artists (Label Samplers) This is Island album cover
3.00 | 1 ratings | 1 reviews | 0% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy VARIOUS ARTISTS (LABEL SAMPLERS) Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Boxset/Compilation, released in 1974

Songs / Tracks Listing


1. This town ain't big enough for the both of us - Sparks (3:00)
2. Something or nothing - Uriah Heep (2:56)
3. Ferry Cross - Jess Roden (3:00)
4. Smoke gets in your eyes - Bryan Ferry (2:53)
5. I shot the sheriff - The Wailers (4:39)
6. Everlovin' woman - Georgie Fame (3:03)
7. I've got the music in me - Kiki Dee Band (3:00)
8. Street Life - Roxy Music (3:37)
9. Another Saturday night - Cat Stevens (2:28)
10. Father of day - Manfred Mann's Earth Band (3:00)
11. After the show - Kevin Ayers (2:32)
12. The man who couldn't afford to orgy - John Cale (2:26)
13. Sailin' Shoes - Robert Palmer (2:46)
14. Dream Kid - Sutherland Brothers and Quiver (2:40)
15. C'est la vie - McGuinness Flint (3:04)

Total length - 45:04

Lyrics

Search VARIOUS ARTISTS (LABEL SAMPLERS) This is Island lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search VARIOUS ARTISTS (LABEL SAMPLERS) This is Island tabs

Line-up / Musicians


Per track listing

Releases information

LP Island records - 88 344 KAT (The Netherlands, Belgium)

Thanks to easy livin for the addition
Edit this entry

VARIOUS ARTISTS (LABEL SAMPLERS) MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy VARIOUS ARTISTS (LABEL SAMPLERS) This is Island Music



More places to buy VARIOUS ARTISTS (LABEL SAMPLERS) music online Buy VARIOUS ARTISTS (LABEL SAMPLERS) & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for VARIOUS ARTISTS (LABEL SAMPLERS) DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

VARIOUS ARTISTS (LABEL SAMPLERS) This is Island ratings distribution


3.00
(1 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
0%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(0%)
0%
Good, but non-essential (100%)
100%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

VARIOUS ARTISTS (LABEL SAMPLERS) This is Island reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
3 stars "The man who couldn't afford to orgy"

Island records have been around for much longer than many of us might think. Those who frequent this site probably, like myself, associate them with their sterling efforts of the late 1960s and early 70s to find and develop rock bands who wanted to push the boundaries. The label was however founded in Jamaica in 1959 by Chris Blackwell and Graeme Goodall. The two relocated to the United Kingdom in the early 60's, the label still being based on the music of the West Indies. It was only towards the end of the 60s that the focus shifted to British rock bands.

As a result of the change, Island issued a number of wonderful sampler LPs, including "Bumpers", "El Pea", and "You can all join in". This sampler comes a few years later, dating from 1974. Strangely, the album was only released in The Netherlands and Belgium, although it was readily available on import in the UK at the time.

By 1974, Island was enjoying a significant amount of commercial success, with bands and artists such as Cat Stevens, Sparks, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, The Sutherland Brothers, etc. all delivering hit singles. As a result, while this album features a number of bands and artists listed on this site, the tracks selected tend to be somewhat more commercial than those on previous samplers.

Among the best of the bunch here are Kevin Ayers wonderful tale of loneliness "After the show" and John Cale's deadpan "The man who couldn't afford orgy". Of the other bands listed on ProgArchives, Uriah Heep's "Something or nothing" was an obvious but unsuccessful stab at chart success from the "Wonderworld" album. Manfred Mann's Earth band's cover of Dylan's "Father of day" sees not only the title abbreviated, but the track itself loses about 7 minutes! Roxy Music's excellent "Street Life" was of course a highly successful single, as was their lead singer Brian Ferry's cover of "Smoke gets in your eyes". The rest of the tracks tend to be from the pop world, although the inclusion of songs by Sparks, The Wailers (no mention of Bob Marley), Sutherland Brothers, McGuinness Flint and Cat Stevens are all testimony to the quality of the label's roster.

With 15 tracks in total, this was a worthwhile collection at the time of its release, but most of what is here is of course now readily available elsewhere. That said, the Kevin Ayers song is well worth seeking out. It was never included on an original album, but has found its way onto the odd Ayers compilation.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Easy Livin (BETA) | Report this review (#127322) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, July 02, 2007

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of VARIOUS ARTISTS (LABEL SAMPLERS) "This is Island"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.41 seconds