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Vertigo Years Anthology 1969 - 1971 Original recording remastered, Import


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2012 two CD anthology from Progressive Rock legends Cressida. One of the finest groups to sign to the legendary Vertigo label in 1969, Cressida's unique Progressive Rock style earned them a loyal fan base in the early 1970s, with their legend growing over the ensuing decades and their followers growing. The band's self-titled debut album was recorded at Wessex Studios with Ossie Byrne producing, and was one of the earliest releases on Vertigo. Cressida went through a difficult phase with line-up changes. The new line-up recorded Cressida's second LP, Asylum, later in 1970 but it was released posthumously in 1971, the band having broken up in September 1970. This anthology has been compiled by the group themselves and is a fine tribute to an inspiring band and has been newly remastered from the original master tapes, and features a booklet with new essay. Esoteric.

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  • Audio CD (October 3, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Esoteric
  • ASIN: B008PDRO08
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #217,896 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Edward J. mccarthy Jr. on February 21, 2013
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great early uk prog that was sadley overlooked at the time they released the two records presented here on virtigo, the remastering sounds awsome on this esoteric edition and the liner notes will tell you everything you need to know, cressida sure had the jon lord organ sound down to a pat but did not have the heavy guitar playing that deep purple or wishbone ash had at this very same time, regardless this band had plenty of potential and still hold there own nearly 45 years later, you also get a couple of great bonus tracks here as well, if you dont want to pluck down the huge bucks for an original copy of this on lp or get an lp reissue then you cant go wrong with this two cd set, these two records have never sounded better in my opinion, if you think im wrong let me know where????? on these two cds you have everything you need by cressida outside of the 1969 demos trapped in time cd, that is seperate, this is a must for any and all early prog fans, if you liked elp and yes in the 1969 to 74 era this cd set is a must.................
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This set has been available for a while, but I wanted to bring it to the attention of fans of British progressive rock who might've missed it up to now. This set collects their two albums, a couple of demos (from another CD titled "Trapped in Time The Lost Tapes", which is about as good as this set), one unreleased track (also good), and two live tracks for a BBC Radio 1 session. The sound is very good--mastered from the original master tapes. The booklet is very good, with a good essay on the band and their music, plus period photos of the band and period ads.

Cressida was a good band that should've been more "popular" in it's time. Their sound was based around some fine Hammond organ playing from Peter Jennings, and some equally good guitar work from (first) John Heyworth, and then John Culley, who also wrote many of the band's songs. The vocalist, Angus Cullen, had a good voice that didn't deem to have any "Englisness" to it. He could've easily been a vocalist in any number of American West Coast bands at the time. And the rhythm section of Kevin McCarthy-bass, and Iain Clark-drums, were a good foundation for the band's musical excursions. All in all--a good band with good instrumental chops and a good vocalist, plus some good/great compositions.

The first self-titled album (1970), had a number of good tunes like "Winter Is Coming On Again", "Home Is Where I Long To Be", "Tomorrow Is A Whole New Day", and others. The songs were mostly relatively short for a prog-rock band, but they packed in a lot of good musicianship.

The second album, "Asylum" (1971), is where the band began to stretch things out and experiment to good effect.
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By arnaldo on January 18, 2015
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Classic,
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jay Langhammer on September 8, 2014
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I had never heard of them before. Listened to the tracks one time and traded in the CD;
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