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The Psychomodo (2012 Remastered Version)

December 11, 2012 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 26, 2012
  • Release Date: December 11, 2012
  • Label: Parlophone UK
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  • Total Length: 50:14
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  • ASIN: B00AP6ZBJE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,476 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

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By Paul Allaer TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 2, 2002
Format: Audio CD
In 1973, Steve Harley and his band Cockney Rebel came out of nowhere with the "glam-rock" image and the superb (and not at all "glam-rock" sounding) single "Sebastian". (The premise of Cockney Rebel was not to use any electric guitars.) In 1974, the band issued its second album, "Psychomodo" and it speaks to the strength of the album that it is now being issued in a remastered version. The sound quality of this CD is impeccable.
The songs on the album are almost all an instant classic, from the opening sounds of "Sweet Dreams", the singles "Psychomodo" and "Mr. Soft", the clever word plays in "Singular Band", the majestic "Ritz", the brooding "Cavaliers", the joyous "Bed in the Corner" and the grand finale in "Tumbling Down". What a collection of songs! I rate the album as such 5 stars.
I have to deduct 1 star from the overall rating, because with a running time of 41 min., it is inexcusable that there are no bonus tracks whatsoever. Where are the singles B-sides? ("Such a Dream", the B-side of "Psychomodo", is one of the best Harley songs ever, and if you ever wondered where NIN got their inspiration for "Closer", look no further than that song!) Where is "Big Big Deal" (the excellent Steve Harley solo-single issued in Fall '74 after this album but before "Best Years of Our Lives")? Where are the live tracks? It's great to have the album remastered, but it's a shame the opportunities of CD capabilities are not fully taken advantage of.
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You should buy this cd because of the album cover alone (I did). I had no idea what this would sound like. but the album cover was so wonderfully cheasy and strange I thought that there must be something to this guy. I was happily suprised to discover one of my new favorite musicians. Harley was full of style and substance, a very hard thing to do in art because they can represent polar opposites.
This is definitely a glam rock album that ranks with anything that Roxy Music or David Bowie did (except for maybe Ziggy) I guess it depends on your taste.
Pyschomodo goes through a schmorgasboard of musical styles reggae, rock, theatre, and chamber. His lyrics beat Bowie and Ferrys by shear audacity and wit...Telling tales of white gardenia, honkey-tonking all the love that's in ya." (Cavaliers)
The album was produced by Alan Parsons of Dark Side of the Moon fame (as well as being the studio engineer for the Beatles final album Abbey Road). The remastering sound is wonderful and my only complaint would be...the B-sides and live tracks missing from the same time. If you like early David Bowie and Roxy Music, I highly recommend this album; this guy was totally original, and its a shame that I had to stumble across this album and not hear of it as an equal to anything from the glam rock era.
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THE ULTIMATE PARTY ALBUM !!!

Steve Harley has always been a 11 star songwriter, but 5 stars is the max on the meter!!

I bought this album when it was released in 1975 & now on CD. Released in an era when bands acually wrote & recored "real" music, however you will never hear it played on the so-called "oldies" stations.

The musicianship & songwriting content contained within is Very original, inovative, fresh, lively & I have yet to hear anything it's rival.

It is just one of those "must have" recordings you will keep in your collection.

The music on this recording is NEVER DATED as is the case with so many others.

Toss this one in the player at your next party & watch as the complements come in!!

What ever you do-Get it from Amazon-nice people, nice prices!!
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I PULLED OUT THE VINYL OF ONE OF MY OLD FAVORITE RECORDS, THE PSYCHOMODO. HAVING NOT HEARD IT IN 10-15 YEARS I WAS REALLY IN FOR A TREAT. NOT ONLY HAS THIS ALBUM WITHSTOOD THE "TEST OF TIME" IT APPEARS TO HAVE GOTTEN BETTER! THE NUANCE OF HARLEY'S VOICE AND VARIETY OF INSTRUMENTATION AND TEXTURES IN THESE SONGS IS ASTOUNDING. WORDS CANNOT DO JUSTICE TO THE MAJESTY OF THIS MUSIC. BUY IT!!!! STEAL IT!!! SLING IT!!! WING IT AND DO IT AGAIN!!!
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As far as I could tell there was very little difference betwixt this and the original mastered back in the 70's. Extremely disappointing.

I have the vinyl, the cd the first remaster and now this one and the only difference I could hear was a previous volume drop in one of the tracks has been corrected. Spend your hard earned on Birmingham instead.

Also Amazon are listing it as "Various Artists" which makes it difficult to find. It is "Cockney Rebel"
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