The Chrysalis Years: 1973-1979

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The five-CD UFO box set The Chrysalis Years 1973-1979 chronicles the recordings that represent the British rock group's artistic and commercial peak. It's an era that corresponds exactly to the tenure of guitarist Michael Schenker, who joined UFO founding members Phil Mogg vocals, Pete Way bass, and Andy Parker drums after they had made two studio albums and a live disc with original guitarist Mick Bolton, and left after five more studio albums Phenomenon, Force It, No Heavy Petting, Lights Out, and Obsession and another concert collection Strangers in the Night. Unlike the first three LPs which were not released in America at the time, five of the six records with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The five-CD UFO box set The Chrysalis Years 1973-1979 chronicles the recordings that represent the British rock group's artistic and commercial peak. It's an era that corresponds exactly to the tenure of guitarist Michael Schenker, who joined UFO founding members Phil Mogg vocals, Pete Way bass, and Andy Parker drums after they had made two studio albums and a live disc with original guitarist Mick Bolton, and left after five more studio albums Phenomenon, Force It, No Heavy Petting, Lights Out, and Obsession and another concert collection Strangers in the Night. Unlike the first three LPs which were not released in America at the time, five of the six records with Schenker made the U.S. Top 200 chart, with Lights Out reaching the Top 30, while the band's early space rock style gave way to a hard rock sound that earned comparisons to the Who and Led Zeppelin. The Chrysalis Years 1973-1979 contains the complete contents of those six albums, plus an entire concert performed on the Phenomenon tour at the Electric Ballroom in Atlanta; an appearance with Bob Harris of the British TV show The Old Grey Whistle Test around the time of Phenomenon; a radio session with DJ John Peel around the time of Lights Out, and assorted tracks from singles. The German Schenker, who joined as a teenager, remains the phenom of Phenomenon, as well as the rest of the music, combining the blues attack of Jimmy Page with anticipation of the fast playing of followers like Eddie Van Halen. His talents are on display as early as an extended solo in "Rock Bottom" on Phenomenon, the first of four versions of that song in the box set, and he demonstrates how lyrical he can be on the acoustic ballad "Time on My Hands" from the same LP. Most of the material beyond the regular LPs comes toward the beginning, with the Electric Ballroom show played before an enthusiastic, if apparently sparse crowd particularly notable, with its eight-and-a-half-minute reworking of John Lennon's "Cold Turkey." As of No Heavy Petting, keyboardist Paul Raymond had joined, and the similarities to the Who and Led Zeppelin had become overt along with occasional nods to Bad Company and Queen. The string-laden Lights Out continues to sound like UFO's best work, with Obsession also accomplished and Strangers in the Night a victory lap. There may have been a UFO before this period, and there has been one, off and on, since, but this lengthy collection presents the band at its best.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2011
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099902880525
  • Catalog Number: 28805

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Give Her The Gun (3:59)
  2. 2 Sweet Little Thing (3:50)
  3. 3 Oh My (2:25)
  4. 4 Crystal Light (3:47)
  5. 5 Doctor Doctor (4:12)
  6. 6 Space Child (4:01)
  7. 7 Rock Bottom (6:29)
  8. 8 Too Young To Know (3:09)
  9. 9 Time On My Hands (4:12)
  10. 10 Built For Comfort (3:08)
  11. 11 Lipstick Traces (2:21)
  12. 12 Queen Of The Deep (5:44)
  13. 13 Doctor Doctor (2:51)
  14. 14 Rock Bottom (7:08)
  15. 15 Time On My Hands (3:14)
  16. 16 Give Her The Gun (4:10)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Oh My (3:39)
  2. 2 Doctor Doctor (4:05)
  3. 3 Built For Comfort [ (4:23)
  4. 4 Give Her The Gun [# (5:17)
  5. 5 Cold Turkey (8:36)
  6. 6 Space Child (4:32)
  7. 7 Rock Bottom (8:13)
  8. 8 Prince Kujuku (7:19)
  9. 9 Let It Roll (3:56)
  10. 10 Shoot Shoot (3:40)
  11. 11 High Flyer (4:08)
  12. 12 Love Lost Love (3:21)
  13. 13 Out In the Street (5:14)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Mother Mary (3:50)
  2. 2 Too Much of Nothing (4:02)
  3. 3 Dance Your Life Away (3:35)
  4. 4 This Kid's (6:15)
  5. 5 Natural Thing (4:00)
  6. 6 I'm a Loser (3:55)
  7. 7 Can You Roll Her (2:59)
  8. 8 Belladonna (4:32)
  9. 9 Reasons Love (3:17)
  10. 10 Highway Lady (3:49)
  11. 11 On With the Action (5:03)
  12. 12 A Fool In Love (2:50)
  13. 13 Martian Landscape (5:08)
  14. 14 Too Hot To Handle (3:37)
  15. 15 Just Another Suicide (4:58)
  16. 16 Try Me (4:49)
  17. 17 Lights Out (4:30)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Gettin' Ready (3:47)
  2. 2 Alone Again Or (3:00)
  3. 3 Electric Phase (4:17)
  4. 4 Love To Love (7:40)
  5. 5 Try Me (3:29)
  6. 6 Too Hot To Handle (3:50)
  7. 7 Lights Out (4:57)
  8. 8 Try Me (4:46)
  9. 9 Only You Can Rock Me (4:07)
  10. 10 Pack It Up (And Go) (3:14)
  11. 11 Arbory Hill (1:11)
  12. 12 Ain't No Baby (3:57)
  13. 13 Lookin' Out For No. 1 (4:34)
  14. 14 Hot 'N' Ready (3:15)
  15. 15 Cherry (3:34)
  16. 16 You Don't Fool Me (3:23)
  17. 17 Lookin' Out For No. 1 (Reprise) (1:14)
  18. 18 One More For The Rodeo (3:45)
  19. 19 Born To Lose (3:35)
  20. 20 Only You Can Rock Me (3:30)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Natural Thing (3:53)
  2. 2 Out In the Street (5:15)
  3. 3 Only You Can Rock Me (4:09)
  4. 4 Doctor Doctor (4:42)
  5. 5 Mother Mary (3:25)
  6. 6 This Kid's (5:21)
  7. 7 Love To Love (7:48)
  8. 8 Lights Out (5:22)
  9. 9 Rock Bottom (11:15)
  10. 10 Too Hot To Handle (4:28)
  11. 11 I'm a Loser (4:14)
  12. 12 Let It Roll (4:48)
  13. 13 Shoot Shoot (4:11)
  14. 14 Doctor Doctor (3:43)
  15. 15 On With the Action (4:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
UFO Primary Artist
Michael Schenker Guitar
Chick Churchill Keyboards
Phil Mogg Vocals
Danny Peyronel Keyboards, Vocals
Paul Raymond Guitar, Keyboards
Pete Way Bass
Alan McMillan Conductor
Andy Parker Drums
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
John Lennon Composer
Michael Schenker Composer
Andy Fraser Composer
John Knowles Tour Manager
Pete Carlson Stage Crew
Mike Bobak Engineer
Arun Chakraverty Mastering
Mike Clink Engineer
Mark Eshelman Stage Manager
Leo Lyons Producer
Bryan MacLean Composer
Peter Mew Mastering
Phil Mogg Composer
Ron Nevison Producer, Engineer
Danny Peyronel Composer
Larry Wallis Composer
Pete Way Composer
Steve Brooks Stage Manager
Frankie Miller Composer
Silvia Otte Cover Photo
Hugh Gilmour Liner Notes
Hipgnosis Cover Design
Alan McMillan Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Mike Thompson Engineer
Scott Minshall Artwork
Ron Cooper Equipment Manager
Steve Casey Stage Technician
Andy Parker Composer
Martin Nicholas Producer
Brian Chubb Sound Enhancement
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