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Sufficiently Breathless [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Captain BeyondAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (May 19, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Fontana Island
  • ASIN: B000006ONT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,707 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Maybe Capricorn caught wind of how many copies of this album we were selling as an expensive import; anyway, here is the second (1973) album from this prog-rock supergroup!

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Different from 1st but still great! September 3, 2004
Format:Audio CD
It's too bad everyone wants to compare this album to their first but I guess it's inevitable. The thing is that it's like comparing apples and oranges. This album is, almost, an entirely different animal from the first. The first was definitely heavier and more intensely driving whereas this follow-up album (CD) has a lot more acoustic material throughout it. Sufficiently Breathless definitely doesn't have the driving intensity of the first but does incorporate a lot of different sounds (i.e. the Santana reference someone came up with) and really nice piano in Starglow Energy that's reminiscent of something from Quicksilver's "What About Me" album. How often do you hear a xylophone on a rock album? Truthfully I think this is a much more interesting album than the first. IF you like the first album there are a some similarities with Sufficiently Breathless including really searing guitarwork throughout but it definitely goes through some twists and turns the first didn't. But then... the first (with some REAL VOLUME behind it) just high powered through everything including the listener's head in effect liquefying their brain.

This album (CD) is more progressive than the first though and if you have no patience for prog you might not like it. Fortunately for me I love a progressive influence and absolutely enjoy this album. But comparing it to the first is like comparing Zeppelin three to their first. Both great but no comparison!
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
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In my review of "Captain Beyond" the first album, I called it the best single rock album I have ever heard. "Sufficiently Breathless" can't quite get to that level of accolade, however I still find it to be one heck of a fine album. The music is quieter than the first album, it does not have that every note from start to finish is a blow away as the first did, but it still has some wonderful music on it. If I am going to sit down and listen to "Captain Beyond" I rarely listen to the first without listening to the second. In fact it makes a wonderful compliment to the first album, its almost as if you can hear what they learned musically from the first album was translated into some more introspective and mature songs. I highly reccomend this album (CD) especially as a companion to the first and suggest both be listened to in a single sitting for an ultimate musical (and "Beyond") experience. BTW - I can't express how good these albums are through a decent set of headphones - amazing mixing on both; try it.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best bands you've never heard. January 23, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Captain Beyond was one of the myriad of rock groups in the seventies that I just assumed were a hugely popular act because they were in my father's record collection (he had all 3 of their albums, in fact). As I grew older and began sharing my tastes with peers, I became increasingly aware that, as with much of the music in dad's collection, this was not the case. In fact, until I finally saw Sufficiently Breathless on a CD in a Media Play about 2 years ago, I was convinced that my father was the only person on the planet to have purchased this fine record. I was relieved to see that their stuff was finally getting issued on disc, especially this album.

To those who have never heard it, here's what you're getting if you choose to partake:

Captain Beyond incorporated a wide variety of styles into all of their music. They could rock out as well as mellow out. There were splashes of Santana, brushes of Iron Butterfly, dabblings of Yes, Black Sabbath, Hendrix, and countless others, but never to the point of derivity. Fans of just about any genre or sub-genre of classic rock music will find much to savor on this disc. The opening titular track is a hippie paradise of chugging, textured acoustic rhythm guitar twined with spacey fuzz solos and tight vocal harmonies. Another personal favorite of mine is the Robin Trower-esque "Starglow Energy", a beautiful and anxious psychedelic rocker that I can't believe wasn't in the charts.

I play in a band that would love to revive this very kind of music. Melodic, experimental, and dare-I-use-the-term TRIPPY, but still rock-radio friendly.

For headphone rock at it's best, warm up the lava lamp, dust off the bean bag chair, and fire up this very underrated band's greatest work. Oh, and be sure to place a Do Not Disturb sign on your bead curtain.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as the debut LP only different September 3, 2002
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Seeing a review titled "Santana Meets Pink Floyd" really made me smile because I'd always thought of this album as "Santana grows up in England". Latin rhythms with a British singer and hard-rock (sounding)lead guitarist ("Bright Blue Tango") combined with the Pink Floyd-ish "Starglow Energy". This is my second-longest continually played LP since '73. I've long since gotten tired of all Pink Floyd, Zepplin, etc. This music just doesn't get old. Unfortunately (for us/me), Rod Evans "retired" either during recording or immediately after finishing this LP. Either way, God bless you, Rod. I hope you're well and happy. Thanks for the 2 Capt. Beyond LP's, as well as the Purple stuff.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 2nd effort August 3, 2004
Format:Audio CD
We all know that Sufficiently Breathless isn't as good as the first. However, lets be fair. As creative musicians they were simply expressing themselves in a different manner. If you listen closely the musicianship is still there, its just a different style. Do I like the first one better -- absolutely! But I don't think Captain Beyond has to apologize to anybody for this effort. It is, truly, a very good album. I own all three Captain Beyond CDs and I'm not the least bit sorry about any of them. At any rate, in my humble opinion, you won't be disappointed having this in your collection. If you really want to know why the first and second are so different just look at who penned them. Every song on the first album was written by Caldwell & Evans. All songs on S.B. were written by Lee Dorman.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars As Good (or Better) Than the First One.
It looks like there are two camps of reviewers here: one that says Sufficiently Breathless is different and inferior to the band's first album; and another that says it is... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Strummer71
5.0 out of 5 stars Will Leave You "Breathless"
Up front - the title track on its own is worth the price of admission. A tight blend of pop-rock and light psychedelia, "Sufficiently Breathless" shines with excellent lead and... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Cy Bolton
5.0 out of 5 stars Sufficiently Breathless
One of the groups from my early years. This second album from them is different from their first. Thank you.
Published 6 months ago by Bruce S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Sufficiently Breathless - Captain Beyond
This is the band's 2nd release for Capricorn records but it's the first with their new lineup, which is; Lee Dorman (Iron Butterfly) on Bass, Rod Evans (Deep Purple) on Vocals,... Read more
Published 9 months ago by D. Goetz
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first album, but still worth having.
I originally got CB's first album on vinyl back in the day. Somewhere along the way it disappeared and 35 years later I picked it up on CD. Read more
Published 14 months ago by J. Beard
5.0 out of 5 stars Cosmic, with great tunes and beats
This album never disappoints. I had the album in the seventies and it blew my rockin' mind. Still does. Love it
Published 16 months ago by Kerry Wells
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely amazing!!!!
This is one of the best bands of the era. Not as well known as they should be. However, they get enough love from record collectors to make up for it.
Published 18 months ago by K. McDonald
4.0 out of 5 stars Hippie, Trippy Fun
Some of this is a little too 1970s for me (the expand your mind noise tracks for instance) but sometimes all that trippiness leads to the profound insights your neighborhood dealer... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Artemis825
5.0 out of 5 stars Completely Unique Classic
Like many here I picked this up when I was a teenager. I was opposed to the inferior cassette format and never bought albums on tape, with one exception, "Sufficiently Breathless". Read more
Published 21 months ago by DragonLoaf
3.0 out of 5 stars Very Average Sophomore Effort
I've been into the first record, "Captain Beyond", since it came out in 1972 and I bought it on vinyl. Read more
Published on January 25, 2012 by Robert Orme
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