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3.77 | 27 ratings | 3 reviews | 15% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. While Growing My Hair (3:46)
2. Seven Is A Jolly Good Time (3:09)
3. Germ Patrol (5:34)
4. Enneagram (8:51)
5. Long Piece No. 3 Part 2 (9:02)
6. Long Piece No. 3 Part 4 (3:11)
7. There´S No Business Like Show Business (3:15)
8. Blane Over Camden (4:25)
9. Long Piece No. 3 Part 3 (6:48)
10. Wring Out The Ground [Loosely Now] (8:01)
11. Mcgillicuddie The Pusillanimous (5:00)
12. I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside (0:42)

Total Time: 61:44

Line-up / Musicians

- Dave Stewart / keyboards, tone generator
- Mont Campbell / bass, vocals
- Clive Brooks / drums

Releases information

CD Burning Shed (2007 GB)
a collection of live and studio recordings between 1969 and 1972

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EGG The Metronomical Society ratings distribution

(27 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(15%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(56%)
Good, but non-essential (22%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by ALotOfBottle
4 stars Previously unreleased gold!

"The Metronomical Society" is a compilation of Egg's previously unreleased radio and live recordings. This, ladies and gentlemen is the top shelf of progressive rock. Very difficult music, however still stays qualified as progressive rock rather than RIO or Avant-Rock.

Here, you can find the tunes we all know and love like "Wring Out The Ground", "Ennagram" or "While Growing My Hair" as well as rather unknown titles like "I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside" or "There's No Business Like Showbusiness". The pieces are so satysfying, that you can forgive the poor quality recording.

I am very glad this album came out, being even more of a proof for Egg's eggscelent know-how, musicianship and musical intelligence. This is a must have for all Egg and Canterbury Scene fans.

Latest members reviews

3 stars Finally- after all of these years, an official live Egg release! A band with such musicianship is worthy. To anyone unfamiliar with Egg- it is a three piece experimental organ-dominated group under the leadership of bass player Mont Campbell. The music itself is difficult to describe with words ... (read more)

Report this review (#274450) | Posted by Tengent | Friday, March 26, 2010 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Even though much of this material has been available in the trading community for some time, this is a must for any EGG fan. Here you have upgraded quality (pitch-corrected, probably from original or low gen source tapes) of BBC sessions and live gig recordings of classic songs from all three E ... (read more)

Report this review (#156341) | Posted by jonsilence | Sunday, December 23, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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