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Cavaliers: An Anthology 1973-1974
     

Cavaliers: An Anthology 1973-1974

by Cockney Rebel
 
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel -- who were not billed that way during 1973 and 1974, the two years they spent at EMI; they were merely Cockney Rebel -- released just two albums for EMI and they're both collected here on the 2012 four-disc box set Cavaliers: An Anthology 1973-1974.

Overview

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel -- who were not billed that way during 1973 and 1974, the two years they spent at EMI; they were merely Cockney Rebel -- released just two albums for EMI and they're both collected here on the 2012 four-disc box set Cavaliers: An Anthology 1973-1974. What fills out the rest of the box? Both The Human Menagerie and The Psychomodo take up discs one and two and have non-LP singles added, then disc three rounds up 14 previously unreleased versions and mixes, with the fourth disc dedicated to Cockney Rebel at the BBC, features nothing but performances from 1974. Needless to say, this is not for the causal fan -- after all, Harley's biggest hit, "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)," is nowhere to be found -- but rather for those who want to dig deep, and those may not be limited to Harley fanatics, either. During these early years, Cockney Rebel blurred the lines between prog, glam, Canterbury, Roxy, and other arty flights of fancy, slowly gathering a sense of style and flash. The Human Menagerie is a little gangly but The Psychomodo is a full-stop gem, and fortunately that's the period that gets the greatest exploration here. Certainly, this box is for serious listeners, but it offers plenty of surprises and pleasures within its four discs.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/30/2012
Label:
Emi Import
UPC:
5099997392620
catalogNumber:
9739262
Rank:
77642

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Performance Credits

Cockney Rebel   Primary Artist
Stuart Elliott   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Steve Harley   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Paul Jeffreys   Fender Jazz Bass,Group Member
Milton Reame James   Keyboards,Group Member
Jean-Paul Crocker   Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Violin,Group Member

Technical Credits

Neil Harrison   Producer
Andrew Powell   Orchestral Arrangements
Peter Coleman   Engineer
Richard Dodd   Engineer
Geoff Emerick   Engineer
Steve Harley   Composer,Producer
John Middleton   Engineer
Tony Wilson   Producer
Alan Parsons   Producer
Mick Rock   Original Sleeve Design
Pete Drummond   Introduction
Pete Swettenham   Engineer
Peter Flanagan   Engineer

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