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VITAMIN ENHANCED

Ozric Tentacles

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.79 | 20 ratings

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MilesB
4 stars You've only got this if you are very lucky... Ozric decided to produce a box set of their first 6 albums on CD, previously only available on cassette, and decided to (a) give them a natty cover, and (b) nock them out at 30.00 the set (in the UK), which was good value even then, for over 6 hours of music. However, Kellogs (of the Corn Flakes fame) apparently objected to the box cover - which bore a more than passing ressemblance, and as a result the boxes were withdrawn after only 1 week on release. The contents - 6 individually boxed CDs immediately became available - at 10.00 each... so not only did you loose the natty cover, you also had to pay twice as much!

This aside, the set was a ful collection of all the older material, and contains some real gems not available elsewhere. However, the sound recordings can be a bit patchy, and the Live Etherial Cereal disc really does sound 'Live', ie a bit murky. However, the spirit and enthusiasm of these early recordings always shines through, and for a collector, you really have got to have that box cover.

(A selection of the studio tracks ended up on Afterswish)

Miles

MilesB | 4/5 |

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