& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by Fulfillment Express US and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Egg has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by RSTXchange
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: shelf 009
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.55
Gift Card.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$16.55
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Add to Cart
$23.58
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: IMS Distribution
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Egg Import

4.3 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

See all 9 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, Import, December 21, 2007
"Please retry"
$16.21
$8.64 $7.99

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Get Started with Amazon Prime Stream millions of songs anytime, anywhere, included with an Amazon Prime membership. Get started
$16.21 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 1 left in stock. Sold by Fulfillment Express US and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Egg
  • +
  • The Polite Force
  • +
  • Civil Surface
Total price: $53.23
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

2008 digitally remastered and expanded edition. This now legendary debut album by Egg featured the talents of Dave Stewart on Keyboards, Mont Campbell on Bass and Clive Brooks on Drums. Egg were associated with the so-called "Canterbury" style of Rock music pioneered by artists such as Caravan and Soft Machine. The trio produced music of startling originality and energy, drawing on influences ranging from Rock to Jazz to Psychedelia to Classical. Critically regarded as one of the more unique albums of the early 1970's. Remastered from the original tapes, the Esoteric Recordings reissue includes three bonus tracks, including both sides of the bands only single and 'Movement 3' from the albums notorious opus 'Symphony No. 2', now restored in it's rightful place in this extended composition.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. While Growing My Hair
  2. I Will Be Absorbed
  3. Fugue in D Minor
  4. They Laughed When I Sat Down at the Piano...
  5. The Song of McGillicuddie the Pusillanimous (Or Don't Worry James, ...)
  6. Boilk
  7. Symphony No. 2: Movement 1/Movement 2/Blane/Movement 4


Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 21, 2007)
  • Imported ed. edition
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Esoteric
  • ASIN: B0012CQTQY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,247 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
Aside from my obsession with Soft Machine, I'm usually more of a symph-prog fan than a Canterbury fan. Egg came out of the Canterbury scene and had the typical jazz overtones and humorous, self-referential lyrics. But this band had plenty of symph-prog about them as well. Egg had the same line-up as ELP, led by Hammond master Dave Stewart who was at least the equal of, if not better than Keith Emerson. And while Mont Campbell had a deeper voice than Greg Lake's, he too had that choirboy quality that made a line like "why don't you all go to hell" sound like he was inviting you to tea.

This band had the prog-rock pretention down in spades too, having the cheek to title a sidelong epic "Symphony #2" on this their FIRST album!

This CD features some absolutely phenomenal playing, and hardcore prog fans should give it a try. Keyboards fanatics should absolutely pick it up. Vocals are sparse and the long, inventive instrumental sections really suck you in and get you caught up in the classic prog jamming. For such "deep" prog, Egg manages to come up with tons of catchy riffs that are as addictive as pop music. Stewart was really a master of coming up with riffs that were both artistically pleasing and catchy and entertaining. The truly amazing thing about this 1970 debut is that the band members were all only about 20 years old at the time and had this amount of talent!

This CD features a segment of the "Symphony" that did not appear on the old vinyl album due to copyright issues with the estate of Stravinsky, who's music is quoted in the third movement. This CD also includes both the A and B sides of the band's one and only single, and for once I'm happy to report bonus tracks that are actually bonuses!
Read more ›
Comment 23 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Released in 1970, this debut album by British band Egg is extremely complex progressive rock that is dominated by some incredible Hammond organ work. I guess that it is worth noting that although this keyboard-led trio is considered part of the "Canterbury' scene, the music sounds nothing like Caravan or Hatfield and the North (although the Canterbury sense of humor is present). Rather, the music of Egg combines a significant proportion of avant-garde tendencies with classical and some dissonant passages. In general though, over-the-top technical excess is the order of the day and I absolutely love it.

The musicians on this album include keyboardist extraordinaire Dave Stewart (Hammond organ, acoustic piano, mellotron, and tone generator - it's a crude synthesizer); Mont Campbell (vocals, bass guitar); and Clive Brooks (drums). All of these guys are simply phenomenal musicians and the individual and ensemble playing is simply out of this world. With respect to the bass player, Mont Campbell does not simply follow the left hand piano part but is thoroughly contrapuntal, which makes an Egg composition very interesting. Although Mont's vocal abilities are not great and sound a tiny bit dated at times, the vocals are not a big part of the Egg sound and do not detract from anything at all.

The tracks on the album range in length from the 0'09" experimental track Bulb to the excellent 25+ minute multi-movement Symphony No. 2. In general, the music on the album mixes experimental passages with some very nice adaptations of classical pieces (J.S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D-minor along with Grieg's Hall of the Mountain King), incredible jamming, and quirky proggy tracks with vocals (While Growing my Hair, I will be Absorbed, and The Song of McGillicudie the Pusillanimous).
Read more ›
Comment 20 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
"The music on this LP(cd) is not dancing music, but basically music for listening to. It is harmonically and rhythmically complex, designed to be as original as possible within the confines of the instrumental line-up; so it's pretty demanding on the listener's attention" begins the liner notes to this superb example of canterbury progressive album. Egg were a keyboard, bass, and drum outfit who were all excellant musicians especially keyboardist Dave Stewart who understood the concept of melody and improvisation inside the wonderful tone of his various keyboards. This is their intelligent and critically regarded debut which some have described as a cross between canterbury and rio which may be interpreted to mean melodically sophisticated to abstract progressive rock performed with great wit and artistic dedication. This is a great cd. also check out their even better follow up 'The Polite Force'
Comment 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Buy this CD! One of the all time best albums in the world.Do not but this if you want something to dance to.The off-beat rythums and melodies of Dave Stewart(later to form Hatfield & the North and National Health along with so many other projects!)on various keyboards, of course,Hugo-Montgomery Cambell on bass and vocal and Clive Brooks(later to join the Groundhogs)on drums, it's a progrock essential! BUY THIS CD!! I can't stress it enough!:)
Comment 22 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Egg started off as Uriel with Dave Stewart (not of the Eurythmics), Clive Brooks, and Mont Campbell, with a 16 year sold Steve Hillage. Hillage left, and the band became Egg. Hillage rejoined briefly, in time to record an album, but since Egg already had a contract with Deram, the version with Hillage was recording as Arzachel under made-up names. Egg themselves released a rare single called "Seven is a Jolly Good Time"/"You Are All Princes", released in August 1969, then they got to work on their debut album, released in 1970, in the UK under the Nova subsidiary, and just Deram in the States. As good as that single was, the band was more suited for the album format than the single, but even here you can still tell its Egg, with the organ playing from Stewart, and the voice of Mont Campbell. I've often seen Egg described as a Canterbury ELP, but the music is less bombastic and plenty of their own style. Dave Stewart's organ playing would never be mistook for Emerson's. "While Growing My Hair" and "I Will Be Absorbed" is pretty typical for Egg, but are excellent. They take on Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor", sounding like, as you expect, a prog rock band taking on a classical piece. With song titles like "They Laughed when I Sat Down at the Piano" and "The Song of McGillicudie the Pusillanimous (or Don't Worry James, Your Socks are Hanging in the Coal Cellar with Thomas)" proves the band don't always take themselves so seriously. That latter song reminds me a lot of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. I can almost see Mr. Brown and his Crazy World taking on this song with Vincent Crane taking on organ duties.Read more ›
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Egg
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Egg


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: progressive rock, vinyl pop