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3.77 | 10 ratings | 3 reviews | 11% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1986

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Don't Make Waves (5:28)
2. ...And So To F... (6:34)
3. Black Moon (4:48)
4. Maybe I'll Lend You Mine Anyway (2:09)
5. Hate Zone (4:41)
6. Collapsar (1:34)
7. Malaga Virgen (live) (9:36)
8. Soho (3:47)
9. Nuclear Burn (6:25)
10. Ipaneamia (4:30)
11. Sun In The Night (4:33)
12. Swansong (5:30)
13. Nightmare Patrol (live) (7:50)

Total Time: 67:25

Line-up / Musicians

As they appears on the original album. BRAND X, during which time the members were working at various degrees of visibility on other musical projects.

Releases information

LP: Passport PB 6054

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BRAND X X-Trax ratings distribution

(10 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(56%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
4 stars As far as I know, when this collection was released in 1986, there were no other Brand X recordings available on CD yet. So at the time it was a joy to have anything by the band in digital format. Now with thirteen tracks, they didn't do too bad a job selecting songs. They did, however, feel they had to include "Don't Make Waves", an only fair Goodsall composition, with Phil Collins an vocals, and the absolutely dreadful "Soho", a Collins waste of time that should have been on a Genesis album. And "Ipaneama" sounds like the music behind your local forecast on The Weather Channel.

But there are plenty of excellent tracks included here as well, "Nuclear Burn" and "Sun In The Night" are a couple of my favorites, and the live version of "Malaga Virgen" just cooks. Since just over 75% of this collection is worthwhile, I'll round the rating up to 4 stars.

Latest members reviews

4 stars A fine and dandy Brand X comp released in 1986 and as far as I know, the only one that wasn't a complete cash in on the immense popularity of Mr. Phillip David Charles Collins. X-trax was issued probably to sample out Brand X to potential fans with only the new state-of-the-art cd players and ... (read more)

Report this review (#292120) | Posted by LionRocker | Tuesday, July 27, 2010 | Review Permanlink

3 stars This isn't a standard release,but more in the line of a "best of" type of collection. As with almost all best of albums,the cuts included may not be your choice as the" best of". With X - TRACTS by BRAND X it's no different. Some good natural choices include NUCLEAR BURN from the first lp UNORT ... (read more)

Report this review (#23112) | Posted by bob x | Wednesday, December 1, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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