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Flying Import, Original recording remastered

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Digitally remastered reissue of the British hard rock veterans second album for the Beacon label. Contains all five tracks from when it was first released in 1971, including 'Silver Bird'. 1999 release.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Silver Bird
  2. Star Storm
  3. Prince Kajuku
  4. Coming Of Prince Kajuku
  5. Flying


Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 17, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Repertoire
  • ASIN: B00000I5MN
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,944 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Marvellous music ist the stuff you love to hear for years again and again. 30 years ago I heard the first time UFO 2 and it was a revolution for my mind. Now - in 2001 - 30 years later - I think UFO 2 is great and modern stuff. It is like Psychedelic Trance with guitars (instead synthesizers) - a true feeling of psychedelic tunes. The only band you can compare with the early UFO is HAWKWIND (specially the albums DoReMiFaSoLaTiDo ans Space Ritual). In 1972 or 1973 Mick Bolton left the band. Michael Schenker came from the Scorpions and UFO became more mainstream rock - better for the US taste and better for economical success. But real Space Rock and Psychedelic Rock friends will never forget the legendary Mick Bolton in the early UFO days.
Check the track Flying and you know what I mean ...
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned that this record seems to form a literal sonic bridge between the Krautrock/British Psych Underground of the late '60s and the Hard Rock/Proto-Heavy Metal of the '70s. You can actually hear the transition between the two eras as the disc plays.

This sounds nothing like the subsequent recordings by this band and will probably not appeal to fans of their later, more famous work. However, fans of Hawkwind, Blue Cheer, Ash Ra Tempel, Black Sabbath and the Stooges need to give it a spin.

If you like this, also check out the first record by the Scorpions 'Lonesome Crow' for a similarly uncharacteristic record by a famous band.
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Myself am an UFO fan from way back when-for the era this was released this defined progressive space rock as it should be-it is easy to become highly involved within the confines of this recording-it has a quasi-chameleon effect as it goes along-quite original and expansive.The mainstream albums etched in stone are of course-Phenomenon-No Heavy Petting-Lights Out-and Force It;;ok so people it aint got that Schenkar sound then again what does-saw them in Atlanta more than once-personally i would have loved more UFO albums along this format in the later years but it is not exactly a comercial product-it is well worth a listen-a downside if any the bass can be a bit overpowering at moments otherwise a wild ecclectic ride to a cosmic dimension..
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the title is catchy for any progressive rocker. the disc has its own excursion to lengthy instrumental epics such as star storm (19 mins.) and flying with 27 mins. of rock variation and improvisations. the music itself transcends into different dimensions, the only disappointing part (though not gravely) is its reversion to what UFO as a hard rock band was known for in several outakes in the disc. the guitar soars like a ferociuos jet fighter and attempts succesfully to emulate what a synthesizer can do considering the album was released in 1970. I only rate it 3 stars not that the disc was average in its overall content but it just didnt get into my standards of what progressive music should be. I have to accept that the album was not to join the fray of prog rock but more as an experimental effort by the entire band to ride on with the infectious 20 minute epic of the 1970's. nevertheless I have sincere admiration with this disc for its trippy instrumentals and rockin compositions. for those who are into lengthy epics and no dull moment instrumentals this may be the disc for you. After this album, the group was back to its 10 track listing albums and heavy metal.
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The first UFO album I bought was Force It in 1975, and this became the start of my UFO obsession (sorry, not a pun). Schenker was God, and they were the ultimate, live band.
But the first three albums (with Mick Bolton) soon followed with Flying leading the pack, and it quickly became my all-time favourite. Something that still holds up to this day.
Apparently Mogg and Way hate this album, deeming it too psychedelic and hippy-drippy, but for someone like me it's the real thing (and note,I'm also very into Black Metal, Hardcore, Punk so I aint no softy).
It's just that the music grows on you, and keeps growing. Something that I have a theory about being a lot to do with this music being blues-based in character. Well, the guitar playing at least.(even though I hate straight blues with a vengeance.)
If we just talk guitar for a moment,I would have to say now that in the UFO stakes Bolton beats Schenker hands down.
And that's a pretty hard thing for a former Schenker fanatic to say. It's nothing to do with speed or dexterity - widdly widdly if you will. It's about feel and heart. Pure and simple. The way it should be.
I think especially from the late 70's onwards, you could definitely hear Schenkers guitar solos being dropped into UFO songs, and not seeming to have much connection or feel with the tracks at all. Although, as ProEvil also rightly points out, check out Lonesome Crow by the Scorpions. (Don't laugh. Not the spandex and power ballad Scorpions of later.) A great album and maybe a distant relative to Flying. I think this is Schenkers best guitar work by far as it is, like Bolton's work, an integral part of the music. (And I think he was only 16 at the time!
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