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Genres: Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
Soundtrack for cult British TV series which aired in the 70's. First time on CD. Music written by Andy Mackay and Howard Schuman of Roxy Music. Digitally remastered. Originally hitting the #1 spot in the UK when first rele... more »
Soundtrack for cult British TV series which aired in the 70's. First time on CD. Music written by Andy Mackay and Howard Schuman of Roxy Music. Digitally remastered. Originally hitting the #1 spot in the UK when first released. Includes one bonus track 'War Brides', the B-Side to the single 'Sugar Mountain' which is also included. 2000 release. Standard jewel case.
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A Classic Finally Makes It To CD
Joseph Albanese | New York, New York United States | 06/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Could it really be over 25 years ago when America finally got a taste of The Rock Follies?Long before CD's and other goodies, Island Records released an imported version of the soundtrack from the Thames television program detailing the adventures and risks of three women out to make it in the world of rock.This album consists of highly intelligent lyrics, memorable lines and wonderful orchestrations, The Rock Follies still plays as one of the finest blends between a soundtrack and pure British Rock.Vocals are brilliantly led by Julie Covington who is ably supported by Charlotte Cornwall and Rula Lenska (Yes. That Rula Lenska). The album, even today, not only tells a story about hopes, dreams and aspirations, but with the benefit of CD technology, it reminds us again what real rock music was all about.BONUS: This album not only contains the original 12 songs from the LP but a bonus track that was on the television show but not the album: War Brides.A fantastic CD and well worth the wait!"
A Rock Fable
Sharon Goldstein | Los Angeles, CA, USA | 09/29/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The rise and fall and sort of rise again of a girl singing group. The music is fantastic: well-composed, beautifully orchestrated, and superbly sung.
The only improvement to "Rock Follies" would be to have more material on the performers, and a more complete story line in the notes."
Paul Walther | Heathrow, FL United States | 07/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Together with my wife and young daughters, I spent more than 2 months in London in '76, and this CD brought back many fond memories of that time. The CD has a bit of the ABBA flavor which, in my mind, makes the CD that much more enjoyable."