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Mercury Years
Mercury Years
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
  •  Track Listings (22) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (25) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Spirit
Title: Mercury Years
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 3/25/1997
Release Date: 3/25/1997
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 731453460225

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Disc 1 is the altimate sound expieriance
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD would be the one I'd choose on a long car ride if I could take only one CD. Spirits rendition of Like a Rolling Stone is worth the cost of the CD."
F. M. Moses | Blacklick, Ohio United States | 01/03/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Unfortunately the leader of Spirit, Randy California, will probably be known as one of the genuses that becomes famous after his death. This album proves yet another forgotten legend, ignored by both radio play and the ignorance of a major label premotion (as if we hadn't heard that one enough)...well, it's usually bands like this that prove the true likings of absolute music fans. Here is yet another great band ignored by the masses etc.etc...Spirit's "Mercury Years" is yet living proof that the "12 Dreams of Dr. Sardinocus" is nothing but a beginning of what Randy California's Spirit would eventually become...this album conjoins "Spirit of 76," "Son of Spirit" "Farther Along" & "Future Games" of the Mercury label together. Unfortunately disc one is entirely devoted to "Spirit of 76" -- a great but repetitious album, hey...Randy California was for the first time without the rest of the band (besides his stepfather Cass)... disc 2 proves to be both brilliant and addictive. You thought Todd Rundgren was the only one in the 70's making heart-felt melody? Disc 2 of Spirit's "Mercury Years" is what's on the other side of the Rainbow. "Looking Into Darkness" "Gorn Attack" & "Circle" are all refreshing and ahead of their time. "The Other Song" is the most addictive here & reflects his influence of his former friend Jimi Hendrix. For those Spirit fans who might of ignored Spirit after the "12 Dreams of Dr. Sardinocus" -- "the Mercury Years" is a slap in the face of what the latest fad and premotion is worth. Randy California was a true leader, that is just why he was ignored."