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The Best of the Sensational Alex Harvey

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All Music Guide - Dave Thompson
It's not saying much, but this unambitiously titled collection remains the nearest that Alex Harvey, with or without his Sensational... Band, has ever come to a serious anthology. Across 19 tracks, the compilation ranges across all but the last of SAHB's original albums (it ignores the deeply depressing Rock Drill) in search of favorites, picking up all the obvious cuts of course, but also unearthing a few minor treasures that were lost amid the grandiosity of their original surroundings. From there, the set then swings into Harvey's activities following the final break-up of the band, with the god-fearing title track from his so-under-rated Mafia Stole My Guitar album, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Thompson
It's not saying much, but this unambitiously titled collection remains the nearest that Alex Harvey, with or without his Sensational... Band, has ever come to a serious anthology. Across 19 tracks, the compilation ranges across all but the last of SAHB's original albums (it ignores the deeply depressing Rock Drill) in search of favorites, picking up all the obvious cuts of course, but also unearthing a few minor treasures that were lost amid the grandiosity of their original surroundings. From there, the set then swings into Harvey's activities following the final break-up of the band, with the god-fearing title track from his so-under-rated Mafia Stole My Guitar album, and the remarkable version of Bob Marley's "Big Tree Small Axe" with which Harvey had been wowing Rock Against Racism festival audiences during 1978-79. Released as a barely promoted single, the track passed most fans and collectors by, but if the collectors' market be our guide, its inclusion here more than justifies the price of admission.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/2/2011
  • Label: Spectrum Audio Uk
  • UPC: 600753348468
  • Catalog Number: 5334846
  • Sales rank: 59,455

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Primary Artist
Alex Harvey Indexed Contributor, Group Member
Zal Cleminson Group Member
Chris Glen Group Member
Hugh McKenna Group Member
Ted McKenna Group Member
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Alice Cooper Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Jacques Brel Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Galt MacDermot Composer
Alex Harvey Composer
Kander Composer
David Batchelor Composer
Dennis Dunaway Composer
Chris Glen Composer
Ronald Isley Composer
Rudolph Isley Composer
Hugh McKenna Composer
Alan Osmond Composer
Wayne Osmond Composer
Max Steiner Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
James Rado Composer
Gerome Ragni Composer
Merrill Osmond Composer
Les Reed Composer
Wystan Hugh Auden Composer
Fred Ebb Composer
Bill Sharpley Composer
Alistair Cleminson Composer
James McNair Liner Notes
Barry Mason Composer
Edward McKenna Composer
Jimmy Condron Composer
Frank R. Bell Composer
O'Kelly Isley Jr. Composer
Charles Hatcher Composer
Michael Owen Bruce Composer
Neil A. Smith Composer
Pep Lattanzi Composer
Glenn Edward Buxton Composer
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