Supernatural Fairy Tales: The Progressive Rock Era

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Right down to the Roger Dean-designed sleeve, this five-CD box set overview of 1967-1976 progressive rock is as grandiose as the music itself, which is not necessarily an unconditional recommendation. But give the compilation points for diversity and thoughtful selection. The expected superstars Yes, Genesis, ELP, Procol Harum are usually represented by unexpected cuts that haven't been played to death on FM radio. A lot of ground is covered, from Krautrock Can, Amon Düül II and symphonic keyboards Rare Bird, Argent, the Nice's "America" to the Canterbury sound Caravan, Hatfield & the North and pop hits with prog overtones Traffic's "Paper Sun," Golden Earring's ...
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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Right down to the Roger Dean-designed sleeve, this five-CD box set overview of 1967-1976 progressive rock is as grandiose as the music itself, which is not necessarily an unconditional recommendation. But give the compilation points for diversity and thoughtful selection. The expected superstars Yes, Genesis, ELP, Procol Harum are usually represented by unexpected cuts that haven't been played to death on FM radio. A lot of ground is covered, from Krautrock Can, Amon Düül II and symphonic keyboards Rare Bird, Argent, the Nice's "America" to the Canterbury sound Caravan, Hatfield & the North and pop hits with prog overtones Traffic's "Paper Sun," Golden Earring's "Radar Love," Roxy Music's "Virginia Plain". A lot of the Continental bands -- like Le Orme, Lard Free, Wigwam, Ange, and Samla Mammas Manna -- will be fuzzy or unfamiliar names even to progressive rock fans, making cult faves like Van Der Graaf Generator, Curved Air, the Pretty Things, Savage Rose, and Gong all here as well famous by comparison. Will the music cause those who dislike prog rock to re-evaluate their feelings? Absolutely not; the more accessible and poppy cuts are balanced by flashy instrumental workouts that -- as even the musicians themselves may admit -- do not exhibit a trace of humor. And no box that fails to include selections by Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Soft Machine, Kraftwerk, Mike Oldfield, early Brian Eno, and Kevin Ayers in at least some cases for licensing reasons can claim to be comprehensive. It is an interesting, carefully assembled, and extremely wide-ranging and catholic survey of the much-maligned genre. It's just a bit too much to take in all at once, and its very eclecticism ensures that many listeners even dedicated prog fans will feel the urge to skip around to concentrate on the subgenres they find most appealing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/20/1996
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227245122
  • Catalog Number: 72451


Disc 1
  1. 1 America - The Nice
  2. 2 Paper Sun - Steve Winwood
  3. 3 Repent Walpurgis - Procol Harum
  4. 4 Private Sorrow/Balloon Burning - The Pretty Things
  5. 5 Legend of a Mind - The Moody Blues
  6. 6 Kings and Queens - Renaissance
  7. 7 Sympathy - Rare Bird
  8. 8 Under the Sky - Peter Sinfield
  9. 9 Searching - Klaus Schulze
  10. 10 Sunrise - Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come
Disc 2
  1. 1 The System/Babylon - Aphrodite's Child
  2. 2 Death Walks Behind You - Atomic Rooster
  3. 3 De Vierte Kuss - Ash Ra Tempel
  4. 4 Killer - Van der Graaf Generator
  5. 5 Oh Yeah - Can
  6. 6 Knife Edge - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  7. 7 In the Land of Grey and Pink - Caravan
  8. 8 It Happened Today - Curved Air
  9. 9 Hocus Pocus - Focus
  10. 10 Prophet/Marvelry Skimmer - Wigwam
Disc 3
  1. 1 Perpetual Change - Yes
  2. 2 Lothlorien - Argent
  3. 3 Ladytron - Roxy Music
  4. 4 Radio - Supersister
  5. 5 Dear Little Mother - Savage Rose
  6. 6 The Musical Box - Genesis
  7. 7 Roll over Beethoven - Electric Light Orchestra
  8. 8 New World - The Strawbs
  9. 9 Celebration - Premiata Forneria Marconi
  10. 10 Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 1 & 2 - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Disc 4
  1. 1 Dancing with the Moonlit Knight - Genesis
  2. 2 Siberian Khatru - Yes
  3. 3 Virginia Plain - Roxy Music
  4. 4 Warrior - Wishbone Ash
  5. 5 Warinobaril - Lard Free
  6. 6 Mozambique
  7. 7 Round and Round - The Strawbs
  8. 8 Questions and Answers - Nektar
  9. 9 Fils de Lumiere - Ange
  10. 10 Ritorno Al Nulla - Le Orme
  11. 11 Without Words - Clearlight
Disc 5
  1. 1 Star Palace of the Sombre Warrior - Seventh Wave
  2. 2 Perfect Mystery - Gong
  3. 3 Free Hand - Gentle Giant
  4. 4 War - Slapp Happy
  5. 5 Andra Satsen - Samla Mammas Manna
  6. 6 Let's Eat (Real Soon) - Hatfield and the North
  7. 7 Traccia II - Banco del Mutuo Soccorso
  8. 8 Tröller Tanz (Ghost Dance) - Magma
  9. 9 It's a Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl - Faust
  10. 10 Mummy Was an Asteroid, Daddy Was a Small Non-Stick Kitchen Utensil - Quiet Sun
  11. 11 Radar Love - Golden Earring
  12. 12 Inca Roads - The Mothers of Invention
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Klaus Schulze Organ, Drums, Vocals, Electronic Sounds, Track Performer, electronics
Rick Wakeman Keyboards
Jan Akkerman Guitar
Jon Anderson Vocals
Argent Track Performer
Bill Bruford Percussion, Drums
Can Track Performer
Jim Capaldi Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Phil Collins Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Dave Cousins Guitar, Vocals, 12-string Guitar
Arthur Brown Vocals
Electric Light Orchestra Track Performer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Track Performer
Bryan Ferry Piano, Vocals
Focus Track Performer
Peter Gabriel Flute, Bass Drums, Tambourine, Vocals
Genesis Track Performer
Gentle Giant Track Performer
Golden Earring Track Performer
Gong Track Performer
Steve Hackett Guitar, Electric Guitar, 12-string Guitar
Peter Hammill Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Michael Harris Organ
Justin Hayward Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Harpsichord, Vocals, Mellotron
Henry Cow Track Performer
Steve Hillage Guitar
Steve Howe Guitar, Vocals
John Lodge Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Cello, Vocals
Jeff Lynne Guitar, Vocals
Phil Manzanera Guitar
Dave Mason Bass, Guitar, Sitar, Vocals, Tamboura, Mellotron, Shakkai
The Moody Blues Track Performer
The Nice Track Performer
PFM Track Performer
Michael Pinder Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Piano, Cello, Harpsichord, Mellotron
Procol Harum Track Performer
Renaissance Track Performer
Chris Squire Bass, Vocals
The Strawbs Track Performer
Ray Thomas Flute, Vocals
Traffic Track Performer
Robin Trower Guitar
Van der Graaf Generator Track Performer
Steve Winwood Organ, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Harpsichord, Vocals, Track Performer
Yes Track Performer
George Duke Synthesizer, Keyboards, Vocals
Magma Track Performer
Pete Lemer Synthesizer, Electric Piano
François Jeanneau Synthesizer
Phil Miller Guitar
Pekka Pohjola Bass
Quiet Sun Track Performer
Chester Thompson Drums
Daevid Allen Guitar, Vocals
Graeme Edge Percussion, Piano, Drums
Dagmar Krause Trumpet, Vocals
Rare Bird Track Performer
Darryl Way Violin
Amon Düül Track Performer
Ange Track Performer
Coste Apetrea Guitar
Aphrodite's Child Track Performer
Rod Argent Organ, Electric Piano, Vocals
Ash Ra Tempel Track Performer
Mark Ashton Drums, Vocals
Atomic Rooster Track Performer
Russ Ballard Guitar, Vocals
Tim Blake Synthesizer, Mellowdrone
Peter Blegvad Clarinet, Vocals
Christian Boule Guitar
Gary Brooker Piano
Caravan Track Performer
Curved Air Track Performer
Brian Davison Drums
Keith Emerson Organ, Synthesizer, Vocals
Faust Track Performer
Matthew Fisher Organ
John Greaves Bass, Piano
Hatfield and the North Track Performer
Chris Karrer Guitar, Vocals
Sonja Kristina Vocals
Greg Lake Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Lard Free Track Performer
Le Orme Track Performer
Phil May Vocals
Francis Monkman Synthesizer, Guitar, Piano, Mellotron
Nektar Track Performer
Jim Pembroke Vocals
Nic Potter Bass
The Pretty Things Track Performer
Samla Mammas Manna Track Performer
Savage Rose Track Performer
Irmin Schmidt Keyboards
Seventh Wave Track Performer
Slapp Happy Track Performer
Supersister Track Performer
Christian Vander Synthesizer, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
Cyrille Verdeaux Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Conga, Gong, Mellotron
Wigwam Track Performer
Cesar Ascarrunz Drums
Thijs van Leer Organ, Flute, Harmonium, Vocals
Dick Taylor Guitar, Vocals
Gianni Nocenzi Synthesizer, Clarinet, Piano
Manuel Göttsching Guitar
Demis Roussos Bass, Vocals
Richard Hudson Cymbals, Drums
Chris Cutler Drums
Lindsay Cooper Bassoon, Oboe
Mongezi Feza Trumpet
Mark Edwards Cello
Tom Fowler Bass
Jim McCarty Percussion, Drums, Vocals
John Alder Drums, Vocals
Annisette Vocals
Gilbert Artman Percussion, Drums
Wishbone Ash Track Performer
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso Track Performer
Tony Banks Organ, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Mellotron
Hugh Banton Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Vocals
Mireille Bauer Percussion
Bev Bevan Drums
Klaus Blasquiz Vocals
Bob Boisadan Organ, Synthesizer, Electric Piano
Philippe Bolliet Saxophone
Jean Michel Brezovar Guitar, Vocals
Napoleon Murphy Brock Vocals
Julian Brown Synthesizer
Hasse Bruniusson Drums
Richard Brunton Guitar
Pier Luigi Calderoni Drums
Louis Cennamo Bass
Mel Collins Flute, Saxophone
Rod Coombes Drums
Richard Coughlan Drums
Vincent Crane Organ, Piano, Vocals, keyboard bass
Charles Cronk Synthesizer, Bass
Holger Czukay Bass, Electronic Sounds, electronics
Renato d'Angelo Bass
Andy Dalby Guitar
Christian Décamps Organ, Piano, Vocals, Clavinet
Francis Decamps Organ, Vocals
Franz di Cioccio Drums, Vocals
Francesco Di Giacomo Vocals
Didier Malherbe Flute, Vocals
Werner Diermaier Drums
Steve Dolan Bass
Joel Dugrenot Bass
Tony Elliot Vocals
Ken Elliott Synthesizer, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
Harmut Enke Bass
Eno Synthesizer
Kalle Eriksson Trumpet
Guy Evans Drums
Herve Eyhani Synthesizer, Bass
Frank Zappa Guitar, Vocals
Graham Field Organ
Fred Frith Guitar, Violin, Xylophone
Desmond Fisher Bass
John Ford Bass
Allan Freeman Keyboards, Vocals
Eelco Gelling Slide Guitar
Rinus Gerritsen Synthesizer, Bass, Keyboards
Wilfred Gibson Violin
Gilli Smyth Space Whisper
Brian Gould Organ, Synthesizer Strings
Steve Gould Bass, Vocals
Gary Green Guitar
Jukka Gustavson Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Vocals
Daniel Haas Bass
Harris Halkitis Bass, Saxophone, Vocals
Paul Hammond Drums
Rudolf Hansen Bass
Pye Hastings Guitar, Vocals
Cyril Havermanns Bass, Vocals
John Hawken Synthesizer, Piano
Barry Hay Vocals
Charles Hayward Drums
Robby Heibl Bass, Vocals
Robert Henrit Drums
Tim Hodgkinson Organ, Clarinet
Tony Hooper Acoustic Guitar
Ron Howden Bass, Drums, Vocals
Mike Howlett Bass
Hans-Joachim Irmler Organ
David Jackson Saxophone, Vocals
Dave Jarrett Organ, Electric Piano
Gerald Jelsch Drums
Phil Jump Electric Piano, Synthesizer Strings
Dave Kaffinetti Electric Piano
Michael Karoli Guitar
Tony Kaye Organ, Synthesizer, Piano
Rik Kenton Bass
Renate Knaup-Kroetenschwanz Vocals
David Knights Bass
George Kooymans Guitar, Vocals
Anders Koppel Organ, Percussion
Thomas Koppel Percussion, Piano, Harmonium
Silver Koulouris Guitar
Geoff Leigh Saxophone
Peter Leopold Drums
Bill MacCormick Bass
Andy Mackay Oboe, Saxophone
Rodolfo Maltese Guitar, Trumpet
Francois Mativet Guitar
Min Drums
Kerry Minnear Keyboards
Benoit Moerlen Percussion
Ole Molin Guitar
Anthony Moore Piano, Electronic Sounds, electronics
Derek Moore Bass, Vocals
Roxy Music Track Performer
Francone Mussida Guitar, Vocals
Vittorio Nocenzi Organ, Synthesizer
Kieran O'Connor Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Davy O'List Guitar, Vocals
Ronnie Osterberg Drums
Patricia Paay Vocals
Mauro Pagani Reeds, Violin
Antonio Pagliuca Keyboards
Carl Palmer Drums
Vangelis Keyboards, Vocals
Jean Hervé Peron Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Giorgio Piazza Bass
Florian Pilkington Miksa Drums
Pip Pyle Drums
John Povey Organ, Percussion, Sitar, Vocals
Andy Powell Guitar, Vocals
Flavio Premoli Keyboards, Vocals
Keith Relf Guitar, Vocals
Jane Relf Percussion, Vocals
Alex Riel Percussion, Drums
Michel Ripoche Trombone, Saxophone
Jim Rodford Bass, Vocals
Falk U. Rogner Keyboards
Mike Rutherford Bass, Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Electric Sitar, bass pedals
Derek Shulman Bass, Vocals
R. Shulman Guitar, Keyboards
Lucas Sideras Drums, Vocals
Graham Simpson Bass
Dave Sinclair Organ, Piano, Vocals, Mellotron
Richard Sinclair Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Peter Sinfield Synthesizer, Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Track Performer
Rudolf Sossna Guitar
Martin Steer Drums
Robert Jan Stips Keyboards, Vocals, Vibes
Damo Suzuki Vocals
Aldo Tagliapietra Bass
Richard Tandy Synthesizer, Guitar, Piano
Paul Thompson Drums
Jannick Top Bass, Cello
Martin Turner Bass, Vocals
Ted Turner Guitar, Vocals
Ruth Underwood Percussion, Marimbas, Vibes
Steve Upton Percussion, Drums
Pierre van der Linden Drums
Ron Van Eck Bass, Harmonica
Sacha Van Geest Flute, Vocals
Bruno Verdeaux Synthesizer
Marco Vrolijk Percussion, Conga, Drums, Vocals
Blue Weaver Mellotron
Colin Walker Cello
Ulf Wallander Saxophone
Wally Allen Waller Bass, Guitar, Piano, Reeds, Vocals
John Weathers Drums
John Weinzierl Guitar, Vocals
B.J. Wilson Drums
Gunther Wusthoff Drums, Keyboards, Saxophone
Dave Stewart Keyboards
Mike Alberquerque Bass
Toni Paglicua Keyboards
Clearlight Track Performer
Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come Track Performer
The Mothers of Invention Track Performer
Vincent Creane Organ, Bass, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Jaki Liebezeit Drums
Roye Albrighton Guitar, Vocals
Michi Dei Rossi Drums
Robby Heibi Bass, Vocals
Gerard Helsch Drums
Christos Stapinopoulos Conga, Drums
Dave Lambert Guitar, Vocals
Pierre Moerlen Drums
Bobby Martin Bass
Premiata Forneria Marconi Track Performer
Lee Jackson Bass, Vocals
John Du Cann Guitar, Vocals
Chris Wood Organ, Flute, Saxophone, Vocals
Mike Edwards Cello
Technical Credits
Leos Janácek Composer
Michael Johnson Contributor, Liner Notes
Klaus Schulze Producer
Jon Anderson Producer
Can Composer, Producer
Dave Cousins Producer
Genesis Producer
Gentle Giant Producer
Golden Earring Producer
Gong Producer
Henry Cow Producer
Steve Howe Contributor
Jeff Lynne Producer
The Nice Producer
Yes Producer
Magma Producer
Chris White Producer
François Jeanneau Contributor
Quiet Sun Producer
Amon Düül Producer
Rod Argent Producer
Atomic Rooster Producer
Tim Blake Contributor
Christian Boule Contributor
Roger Dean Artwork, Illustrations, Paintings
Keith Emerson Composer
Faust Composer
Hatfield and the North Producer
Greg Lake Composer, Producer
Phil May Composer
Nektar Producer
The Pretty Things Composer
Savage Rose Producer
Slapp Happy Producer
Christian Vander Contributor
Cyrille Verdeaux Producer
Mike Vernon Producer
Wigwam Producer
Dick Taylor Composer
Richard Hudson Producer
Mark Edwards Producer
Jimmy Miller Producer
Tom (Colonel) Allom Producer
John Anthony Producer
Gilbert Artman Art Direction
Hugh Banton Contributor
Phil Becque Producer
John Burns Producer
Chris Clarke Remastering
Tony Clarke Producer
Denny Cordell Producer
Frank Zappa Producer
Mike Finesilver Producer
Gregory Fitzpatrick Producer
John Ford Producer
Gilli Smyth Poetry
Mick Glossop Producer
Giorgio Gomelsky Producer
Mans Groundstroem Producer
Peter Hauke Producer
David Hitchcock Producer
Tony Hooper Producer
Bill Inglot Remastering
Olaf Kubler Producer
Derek Lawrence Producer
Uwe Nettelbeck Producer
Vittorio Nocenzi Producer
Eddy Offord Producer
Vangelis Producer
Gary Peterson Liner Notes
John Povey Composer
Andy Powell Composer
Gian Piero Reverberi Producer
Neil Richmond Producer
Paul Samwell-Smith Producer
Peter Sinfield Producer
Norman Smith Producer
Jannick Top Contributor
Martin Turner Composer
Ted Turner Composer
Steve Upton Composer
Hans Van Oosterhout Producer
Blue Weaver Producer
Simon Heyworth Producer
Peter Ker Producer
Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come Producer
Barry E. Eames Art Direction
Didier Gouinochet Producer
Mans Grounstroem Producer
Richard Frazer Composer
North Producer
Job Maarese Horn Arrangements
Steve Hochman Liner Notes
Daniel Hersch Remastering
John Du Cann Composer
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