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3.27 | 96 ratings | 3 reviews | 15% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 1976

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Anne Neggen (4:04)
2. If I Were Brittania I'd Waive the Rules (5:50)
3. You're Opening Doors (4:14)
4. Quacktor and Bureaucats (3:52)
5. Sky High Percentage (5:52)
6. Heaven Knows Our Name (3:52)
7. Black Velvet Stallion (8:08)

Total Time 35:52

Bonus tracks on 2006 remaster:
8. You're Opening Doors (2006 version) (3:38)
9. Black Velvet Stallion (2006 version) (7:56)

Line-up / Musicians

- Tony Bourge / lead guitar
- Burke Shelley / vocals, bass
- Steve Williams / drums

- Richard Dunn / keyboards

Releases information

Artwork: Alun Hood

LP A&M Records ‎- AMLH 68377 (1976, UK)

CD Repertoire Records ‎- REP 4372-WZ (1993, US)
CD Noteworthy Productions ‎- NP7 (2006, UK) Remastered (?) with 2 bonus tracks

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BUDGIE If I Were Brittania I'd Waive the Rules ratings distribution

(96 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(15%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(24%)
Good, but non-essential (52%)
Collectors/fans only (9%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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3 stars Budgie's classic period, marked with this album, is now over. The album signifies that the band were done pulling out classic album after classic album and classic tune after classic tune. Though, there are still shimmering songs here and there, the CD really does nothing to your collection ... (read more)

Report this review (#358649) | Posted by Jazzywoman | Monday, December 20, 2010 | Review Permanlink

3 stars If you were a Budgie fan in the 70's or in the 80's you would find yourself in two different camps. The band changed over the years, not so much as evolved - ever applying themselves to the target market of the band they were currently emulating. The "classic" period would see them in slavish im ... (read more)

Report this review (#214169) | Posted by kuipe | Thursday, May 7, 2009 | Review Permanlink

2 stars I can still remember the disappointment I felt when this album came out. This was back in 1976 and I had just discovered Budgie. I had ordered all the older albums, except the first album, and during that period they were one of my favourite band. Earlier songs like Young is a world, Breadfan, P ... (read more)

Report this review (#201584) | Posted by Matte | Wednesday, February 4, 2009 | Review Permanlink

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