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Good selection of a brilliant man's work

I don't own this album because I have the individual albums with these tracks on, but if you haven't heard (anything or anything much) of Roy Harper, this is a good introduction to his music, which blends exquisite poetry with varied and skilled guitar work. "Another Day" is one of the most achingly beautiful breakup songs you'll ever hear; this and songs like "South Africa" and "Twelve Hours of Sunset" demonstrate his aptitude as a lyricist. There are also grandiose production numbers - the sort where the sound completely envelops you - like "The Same Old Rock" (with Jimmy Page) and "Me and My Woman", both from the immortal Stormcock album. Unfortunately none of the funny songs are included in this collection, but when it comes to quality, it's all here.

Introduction to Roy Harper

I agree with the other reviewer. If you want an introduction to Roy harper & his brilliant music, this is a great album to buy., with "Me & my Woman" in my view as his best ever song


Born: 12 June 1941 in Rusholme, Manchester, England

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

An idiosyncratic British singer/songwriter acclaimed for his deeply personal, poetic lyrics and unique guitar work, Roy Harper was born June 12, 1941, in Manchester, England. As a teen he tenured with De Boys, his brothers' skiffle band, before leaving home at the age of 15 to enter the Royal Air Force; he subsequently secured a discharge by faking insanity, resulting in a short stay in a mental institution (where he was the subject of an ECT treatment). His rebellious attitude eventually led to...
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