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Absolute Classic Masterpieces
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
UK compilation for one of the most influential indie bands ever, championed by the likes of Belle & Sebastian, Death In Vegas & St. Etienne. Featuring all the singles released on the Cherry Red label. 18 tracks in all. 199... more »
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UK compilation for one of the most influential indie bands ever, championed by the likes of Belle & Sebastian, Death In Vegas & St. Etienne. Featuring all the singles released on the Cherry Red label. 18 tracks in all. 1992 release. Standard jewel case.
Great, but not good.
felipe echevarria | Loveland, CO | 09/15/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The problem I personally have with some of Felt's music is that even the best songs they create often have some little fault or annoyance within the song. It's like owning a nice older Jaguar sedan, the refinement and ride are wonderful, but you have to put up with the little electrical system failings which now stand out because everything else is so perfect and seamless. Take the song "Primitive Painters" for instance. It starts with incredible delicacy, a soaring mix of floating guitar work, then the accomodating drum line, then the nice kind voice, and then suddenly at the chorus a woman's voice flattens the original voice. It's jarring to me, and I want to skip to the next song. They should have reserved her voice for the finale. "Primitive Painters" makes me feel like I'm dying, finally leaving my withered body and encountering the indescribable beautiful Light of Heaven, and then a Light Being's voice says, "It's not your time yet, back you go." Yet I give this song 5 stars because even if a song has moments that send me into ecstasy it's easily worth it. This is some of the best music I own. Do you notice the kind of words used in their song titles? Sunlight. Whirlpool. Golden. Light. Scarlet. King. This is glorious work. The level of the music often matches the aspirations of the words. What you will get if you buy this is a collection of breathtaking, wonderfully arranged songs, matched by a few songs containing passages that mar the refinement."
Nicholas Harman | 12/16/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
'That woman' is Elizabeth Fraser from the Cocteau Twins. Wash your mouth out with soap. A beautiful voice, sadly missed
A compilation of Felt's Creation years
Arne Van Petegem | antwerpen, belgium | 12/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Throughout their history Felt released ten albums and ten singles. The first couple of these were released on the Cherry Red label - a compilation compiled from these records is available on that label as "Absolute Classic Masterpieces" (volume 1 if you'd like). After that the band moved on to the legendary Creation Records label, replacing their guitar player Maurice Deebank with keyboard player Martin Duffy (now in Primal Scream) and continued to sophisticate their sound resulting in the release of a couple of utterly classic albums and singles.
This Japanese only compilation is compiled from their output on that label and is a great overview for anybody who'd like to get a good overview of Felt's creation years or anybody who has the albums but would like to get their hands on some of the now hard to find single tracks."