If I Were Brittania I'd Waive the Rules [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Looking for a fresh start, Budgie signed with A&M Records in 1976 and released the strangely titled If I Were Brittania, I'd Waive the Rules. The band continued to incorporate new elements into their sound here, showing a special interest in funk on such tracks as "Anne Neggen" and "Sky High Percentage." The stark "Black Velvet Stallion" shows an interesting use of space, but descends into boredom long before its eight minutes are up. Ironically, Budgie still sounds most at home when injecting an adventurous progressive rock flavor into songs like "Heaven Knows Your Name" and "You're Opening Doors," both of which also benefit from Tony Bourge's classy guitar ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Looking for a fresh start, Budgie signed with A&M Records in 1976 and released the strangely titled If I Were Brittania, I'd Waive the Rules. The band continued to incorporate new elements into their sound here, showing a special interest in funk on such tracks as "Anne Neggen" and "Sky High Percentage." The stark "Black Velvet Stallion" shows an interesting use of space, but descends into boredom long before its eight minutes are up. Ironically, Budgie still sounds most at home when injecting an adventurous progressive rock flavor into songs like "Heaven Knows Your Name" and "You're Opening Doors," both of which also benefit from Tony Bourge's classy guitar harmonies. [The 2006 edition includes bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/14/2006
  • Label: Noteworthy Prod. Uk
  • UPC: 805520211437
  • Catalog Number: 7
  • Sales rank: 37,162

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Budgie Primary Artist
Tony Bourge Guitar, Group Member
Burke Shelley Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Steve "Syco Steve" Williams Drums, Group Member
Technical Credits
Budgie Composer, Producer
Tony Bourge Engineer, Song Notes
Burke Shelley Producer, Engineer, Song Notes
The Pat Moran Quartet Engineer
Robert M. Corich Remastering
Hugh Gilmour Artwork, Reissue Design
Steve "Syco Steve" Williams Engineer, Song Notes
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