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3.27 | 9 ratings | 4 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Notting Hill Gate (4:40)
2. Move Into The Light (3:30)
3. Giants (4:37)
4. Prisms (3:11)
5. Twilight Zone (5:17)
6. Dive Deep (4:44)
7. St. Pancras (6:14)
8. Manco Capac (5:18)
9. Dance For The One (10:46)
10. Midnight Mode (9:12)
11. High On Mount Kailash/Burning Bush/Shiva's Chant (10:38)

Total Time: 68:07

Line-up / Musicians

- Quintessence / Performers

Releases information

Label : Island Records ‎? IMCD 300


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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(62%)
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Review by Matti
3 stars This band operated in England but most of their members had an Ethnic background. Indian philosophy and music culture can be heard in their music. I'm not usually very keen on Eastern music but here East and West are united nicely. Quintessence may be of interest to listeners of early jazz-rock or instrumentally oriented Psychedelia, even if you don't actually expect to enjoy Indian influences.

This 68-minute compilation includes selections (some of them as live versions) from their first three albums, 1969-1971, which I believe is their best era. Probably a good introduction to the band. For me this is enough anyway. Some tracks I enjoyed to some degree, some I didn't.

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2 stars This might, indeed, be an introduction to Quintessence, but they were much, much better than represented here. And it only covers the first 3 LP's, on the Island label. Where is "Vishnu Narain" or "Wonders of the Universe" (both off "Self") or "Brahman" or the "live" version of "Jesus, Buddh ... (read more)

Report this review (#43145) | Posted by tbstars | Tuesday, August 16, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Dive deep into the oceans of bliss of essential Quintessence's devotional songs full of love, compassion, meditation and rock. That makes this compilation really an excellent addition to any prog music collection. If you do like them, you wouldn't miss their other albums too. ... (read more)

Report this review (#34090) | Posted by Alan New | Thursday, June 2, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Quintessence were always rather odd - a jazz/rock based band that took Indian philosophy so seriously that they based almost all of their music on it. This is an excellent sampler of their albums, containing almost all the essential tracks, but one which will give the listener a true flavour of w ... (read more)

Report this review (#34089) | Posted by | Sunday, March 13, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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