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3.82 | 3 ratings | 1 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1986

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Labour Of Love (5:54)
2. Film Noir (4:19)
3. Just Good Friends (4:25)
4. Don't Tell Me (4:44)
5. She Wraps It Up (4:20)
6. Comfortable? (4:55)
7. Patient (6:15)
8. The Unconscious Life (5:06)
9. Accidents (4:36)
10. Now More Than Ever (5:31)
11. The Great Experiment (5:06)
12. Happy Hour (9:11)

Total Time 64:08


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Spartan Records SPDCD1
Contains tracks from "Enter K" and "Patience"

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PETER HAMMILL The Essential Collection ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (0%)
Collectors/fans only (67%)
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Review by Evolver
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4 stars This album has a misleading title. It is not a truly representative, or essential collection. It contains songs from only two Peter Hammill albums, Enter K and Patience. And at sixty four minutes, it covers about two thirds of those albums. That doesn't make this a bad compilations. Those two albums are both strong albums from Hammill. His songwriting at that point was at a peak, both lyrically and compositionally.

So while I would not recommend this collection over the individual albums (if you could still find this album anywhere), on it's own it's still a good listening album.

A solid four stars.

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