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4 stars I remember a review of this record in a major swedish newspaper complaining about this compilation did not include early Genesis or Cat Stevens, who laso where on Decca. This is a 3-disc compilation of famous and not-so-famous releases from Deccas label Deram. (And Moody Blues label Treshold.)

Not all of this is prog rock but rather proto-prog," progressive blues" and early jazz-rock. More famous acts are for example Moody Blues, Caravan, Ten Years after, Camel, Thin Lizzy etc. but oftentimes it is the more rare, obscure tracks that are interesting, like T2s "No more white horses" or Aardvarks "Once upon a Hill/Put that in your Pipe and smoke it". Some of the smaller bands are included in the archives here.

Anyways, personally the best with this boxset is for introducing me to Caravan and Camel. Caravan has "Hello Hello", "Golf Girl" and "C'Lu Thlu" included. "Golf Girl" is the best of them, and are taken from their best album, "In the Land of Grey and Pink". Camel has "Airborn" and the previously unreleased original mix of "Lady Fantasy" (It is also included in the CD-reissue released in memory of peter Bardens.) Now, that's how you should introduce one to a new group, " Lady Fantasy" is awesome, Camel is awesome.

Another one I like is proto-prog/bluesman Keef Hartley (Solo projekt of John Myalls drummer.)

Frasse | 4/5 |


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