Best of U.F.O.: Ten Best Seriesby UFO
Countless UFO compilations have been issued over the years on a variety of labels -- including 2003's budget priced Best Of: Ten Best Series. Weighing in at a meager ten tracks, the set can certainly not be considered a true best of -- but as a sampler for a new UFO fan, it does the job. Wisely focusing on the group's '70s output (when Michael Schenker was still supplying the guitar heroics), quite a few gems reside here. Although the group has issued countless albums over their multi-decade career (with a variety of different bandmembers), the Schenker era is largely considered to have been UFO's best. And as evidenced by such standouts as "Lights Out," "Rock Bottom," "Too Hot to Handle," and "Doctor Doctor," it's no wonder why the group is often listed as a major influence on such subsequent metallic chart toppers as Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, and Metallica. An adequate first purchase, but if you're looking for a thorough career retrospective, you'll have to look elsewhere.
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Performance CreditsUFO Primary Artist
Technical CreditsMichael Schenker Composer
Phil Mogg Composer
Junior Parker Composer
Pete Way Composer
Sam Phillips Composer
Paul Chapman Composer
Andy Parker Composer
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If you want to find out what UFO sounded like during their heydays, this could be the compilation for you. Of course, ten tracks is a bit short, but on the other hand, there are no weak tracks to be heard. Instead, you will hear guitarist Michael Schenker at his finest, as well as his underrated successor, Welshman Paul Chapman stretching out on the cover of "Mystery Train". This is very good value for the money for anyone interested in this classic hard-rock band.