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Re-Cycled Vinyl Blues
Neil Innes
Re-Cycled Vinyl Blues
Genres: Blues, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #1

UK reissue of 1995 album from the founding member of Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and The Rutles. 18 tracks including a live version of 'Bandwagon'. Standard jewel case.


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All Artists: Neil Innes
Title: Re-Cycled Vinyl Blues
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Vinyl Japan
Original Release Date: 1/1/1995
Re-Release Date: 5/15/2001
Genres: Blues, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Style: Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1


Album Description
UK reissue of 1995 album from the founding member of Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and The Rutles. 18 tracks including a live version of 'Bandwagon'. Standard jewel case.

CD Reviews

More Is Sometimes Less
Patrick More | Columbus, OH USA | 03/03/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Neil Innes evidently had a hand in the selection of cuts, so I hate like heck to say this. It's not his fault. Blame the Beatles (for "Sergeant Pepper") and blame Brian Wilson (for "Pet Sounds") and blame Ray Davies (for "Arthur"). Fact is, by the 1970s we had come to expect musical geniuses to produce The Album As Art Object. Most of this "Recycled Vinyl" CD comes from the 1973 masterpiece, "How Sweet to Be an Idiot." "How Sweet" was an art object, a sparkling, francophilic, Faberge egg of sentimentality, full of sadness and joy and longing and optimism. After 27 years, I still love it.There are several considerations that make The Album As Art Object. One is a familiar sequence of tunes. Another is the purely musical transition in chords from one song to the next. Another is thematic unity or thematic sequence or both. And there are other considerations. Young CD hounds may be surprised to learn that, in the days of vinyl, music lovers would argue about which SIDE of an LP was better.Apparently, like the Ramones when they released "All the Stuff," Innes imagined that "Recycled Vinyl" is the only CD of his work that will be released for the mass market, so he added some other songs (excellent in their own right) and stirred the pot. I hope that more CDs will follow and that "How Sweet" will be issued as itself, with its original cover art (fine photo of Innes as a duck-hatted harlequin).So I hate like heck to take away one star for a compromise of artistic integrity. Innes forever! Four stars."
Innes Own Write!
Harvey J.Satan | Among The Garden Gnome,Friar Park | 02/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"More than likely,the ONLY Neil Innes CD you'll currently find on Amazon! ( The Rutles and The Bonzos don't count. ). This CD is much more than the CD version of the VERY hard to find vinyl album,"How Sweet To Be An Idiot" ( or "A Go-Go",as it was originally re-issued. ),it contains the original album,plus the even harder to find only single released by The World ( "Angelina"/"Come Out Into The Open" ),plus five hard to find songs,released as singles in the U.K. only! ("Recycled Vinyl Blues","Lie Down & Be Counted","Fluff On The Needle","Age of Desperation",and "Bandwagon (Live) "). Buy it while it lasts!"
Recycled And Then Some
David Bradley | Sterling, VA USA | 08/25/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)

"RE-CYCLED VINYL BLUES represents the first time I have ever been disapointed by any music Neil Innes has been associated with.Maybe I'm giving him too much credit, but I always thought Innes was an overlooked genius who could turn virtually anything into an interesting tune. This CD proves me wrong. The production is thick and muddy, the playing is slow and slovenly, and the lyrics are dull and lifeless.The only redeeming tracks here are "Lie Down And Be Counted," an acoustic strummer with a sense of humor and some tasty backing vocals, and "How Sweet To Be An Idiot," which fits in with some of the very best of Innes' catalog. Too much of the rest of the record sounds like Innes and some studio hacks trying to fulfill contractual obligations.Thank God for the Rutles."