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Acid Space
Various Artists
Acid Space
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
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Four disc collection of the best in pioneering psychedelic music from the '60s and '70s! 50 tracks, including contributions from Hawkwind, Pink Fairies, Gong, Yardbird s, Hendrix, Soft Machine, 13th Floor Elevators, Magma,...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Acid Space
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Cleopatra
Original Release Date: 6/15/1999
Release Date: 6/15/1999
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Electronica, Blues Rock, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, British Invasion, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaCD Credits: 4
UPCs: 741157055429, 5032115117125

Synopsis

Album Description
Four disc collection of the best in pioneering psychedelic music from the '60s and '70s! 50 tracks, including contributions from Hawkwind, Pink Fairies, Gong, Yardbird s, Hendrix, Soft Machine, 13th Floor Elevators, Magma, The Nice, Humble Pie, John Mayall, Jan Akkerman, Tangerine Dream, Tim Rose, Spooky Tooth, Arthur Brown, Black Widow, Alexis Korner, Juicy Lucy, Chrome, Holger Czukay, Curved Air and more. Comes packaged in a full color slipcase box with each disc in a separate standard jewel case. 1999 release.
 

CD Reviews

Be wary of this box set 2
D. Carley | Austin, TX USA | 01/23/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Finally I review "Acid Space"! If your idea of acid-space music is Chicago, Canned Heat, Yardbirds, Johnny Winter or Tim Rose, this set is for you! The first three discs, on Dressed To Kill Records, are mostly 60's and early 70's groups playing what could be called psychedelic music, although some are just blues songs. Many of the songs are live, so the sound quality is poor. I'd call the fidelity of the first 3 discs "murky". Some of the songs are semi-interesting, but not essential. The best songs are the Daevid Allen and the Robert Calvert & Amon Duul ones.
Disc 4, the "Bonus Disc", however, is worth the price of the whole set (which, at $18.98, is a pretty good deal for 50 songs). On Purple Pyramid Records, it has the real acid space music. Good, interesting tracks, 74 minutes long, mostly groups from the 60's and early 70's and some newer space rock bands. It's called "Archives of Space" so it probably has been available elsewhere. The sound quality is also much better than on the other 3 discs."
Rare collection
Marty Hurley | Chicago Il | 08/12/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I think that the live tracks from the first 3 disks are really rare gems that any progressive rock junkie would go nuts over. They chose artists that represent a good portion of the vast array of bands that were experimenting with progressive rock themes. The live performances though aren't soundboard recordings do a very good job of representing the live sounds of acid rock. I really enjoy this compilation and would recommend to anyone looking for a good collection of non studio hard to find tracks."