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Children of the Sun [Children of the Sun...Revisited]
Billy Thorpe
Children of the Sun [Children of the Sun...Revisited]
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Billy Thorpe
Title: Children of the Sun [Children of the Sun...Revisited]
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Style: Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074644068221, 074644068245

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I like Thorpe- but get the import!
mike phillips | wilmington,de | 06/12/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)

"If you happen across this cd, although it is now listed as out of stock by Amazon, steer clear! Buy the import instead! While there is an additional track and the last 2 songs Free Enterprise and East of Edens Gate are good (especially the uptempo Enterprise)it is not the original COTS which can be found in its entirty on the import. This is trimmed, and not as good.But this album, in general, is really cool spaced out music, much like Billy Squier meets Pink Floyd!Way ahead of its time for a late 70's release!"
The REAL Scoop on this CD
Eric Morris | San Antonio, Texas United States | 07/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Finally got my copy of "Revisited" today and am delighted! I was frustrated by the reviews of this item because they failed to impart any useful information to prospective buyers. Most have simply bitched about this not being the original title. Those of us who don't want to shell out $200 for the very rare original, want to know more about this one.

Here's what it is: "Children of the Sun...Revisited" is the entire, original recording of the COTS "suite" (as the liner notes call it). The "suite" being the entirety of Side 2 of the original album (the last 5 tracks on the 1979 COTS, the first 5 tracks on THIS disc). AGAIN THESE TRACKS ARE THE ORIGINAL RECORDINGS FROM 1979--NOT RE-RECORDINGS!

OK. Then there are 3 "new" (1987) tracks intended to complete the COTS conceptual story. They are cool, good songs that fit into the story nicely, but there's nothing revolutionary or mind-blowing about them. Having said that, this is the only place to get those 3 tracks. Finally, the disc ends with "East of Eden's Gate" the title track of Billy's out- of-print 1982 LP, his fourth and final foray into this genre of music. "Eden" was a rock radio staple back when and THIS IS THE ORIGINAL RECORDING (long version--nearly 7 minutes).

So "Revisted" is truly a gem and a collector's item in it's own right. For those of us who are interested only in his space rock phase and don't know anything about the Aztecs, this may be our only BT title until someone decides to reissue the late Mr. Thorpe's records on CD. Keep an eye open for them when that happens.

1979 Children of the Sun
1980 21st Century Man
1981 Stimulation
1982 East of Eden's Gate

Children of the Sun - NOT THE ORIGINAL ALBUM!!!
Still Rockin | 01/03/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The Title is misleading, it's really "Children of the Sun - Revisited" which was recorded long after the original album. Even the shipping name remains "Children of the Sun". I returned it; be careful on your choice of return reasons - if it's your mistake you get charged return shipping. I believe Amazon has the original IMPORT now."