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The Anthology 1967-1971 [Hip-O]

The Anthology 1967-1971 [Hip-O]

by Ten Years AfterTen Years After


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Since Ten Years After's albums weren't stand-alone classics, this double CD of their prime years is the best bet for those who like the band but don't want to sit through some pretty mediocre and monotonous stuff to get to the best bits. The 26 cuts are pretty well chosen, including naturally their most famed songs: "I'm Going Home" (the live Woodstock version), "I'd Love to Change the World," and the British hit "Love Like a Man." Even as it draws from the cream of their work, it can't quite make the argument for them as a major band, but it does show that they were a more versatile act than many would remember. There are some reasonable pop- and folk-rock-flavored songs from the pen of Alvin Lee; a fair amount of jazz influence from time to time, as on "Me and My Baby" and "Woman Trouble"; a song ("50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain") that borrows rather too liberally from the Rolling Stones, "Sympathy for My Devil"; and even a bit of Grateful Dead-like vocal harmony on "Hear Me Calling." There's still, of course, quite a bit of blues-rock, flash guitar, and boogie, which sound better when broken up by more subdued and varied cuts and also benefit from the wise decision not to include too many covers. It's also nice that the collection includes both sides of two 1968 singles, although those were released on LP in the early '70s as part of Alvin Lee & Company.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/09/2002
Label: Hip-O Records
UPC: 0731455636123
catalogNumber: 556361
Rank: 8035


Disc 1

  1. I Want to Know
  2. I Can't Keep from Crying Sometimes
  3. Spoonful
  4. Help Me
  5. Portable People
  6. The Sounds
  7. Rock Your Mama
  8. Spider in My Web
  9. I May Be Wrong, But I Won't Be Wrong Always
  10. Going to Try
  11. Woman Trouble
  12. Hear Me Calling
  13. Boogie On

Disc 2

  1. I Woke Up This Morning
  2. If You Should Love Me
  3. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
  4. I'm Going Home
  5. Me and My Baby
  6. Love Like a Man
  7. 50, 000 Miles Beneath My Brain
  8. I'm Coming On
  9. My Baby Left Me
  10. One of These Days
  11. Here They Come
  12. I'd Love to Change the World
  13. Let the Sky Fall

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ten Years After   Primary Artist
Chick Churchill   Keyboards
Alvin Lee   Guitar,Vocals
Ric Lee   Drums
Leo Lyons   Bass

Technical Credits

John Lee Hooker   Composer
Ten Years After   Producer
Alvin Lee   Producer
Mike Vernon   Producer
Roy Thomas Baker   Engineer
Eric Blackstead   Producer
George Chkiantz   Engineer
Gus Dudgeon   Producer,Engineer
Andy Johns   Engineer
Chris Kimsey   Engineer
Edwin H. Kramer   Engineer
Gary Olazabal   Remixing
Martin Smith   Engineer
Sonny Boy Williamson   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Dana Smart   Executive Producer
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
Dave Thompson   Liner Notes
Robin Schwartz   Licensing
Lee Osborne   Engineer
Barnes   Composer

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