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Genres: International Music, Pop, Rock, Metal
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1993 reissue on Repertoire of their 1978 album for A&M. Ninetracks, including 'Melt The Ice Away', 'Love For You And Me'& 'All At Sea'.


CD Details

All Artists: Budgie
Title: Impeckable
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Repertoire
Release Date: 6/30/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: International Music, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Europe, Britain & Ireland, Progressive, Progressive Rock, British Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Impeckable
UPCs: 4009910437124, 075021467545, 766483299125


Album Description
1993 reissue on Repertoire of their 1978 album for A&M. Ninetracks, including 'Melt The Ice Away', 'Love For You And Me'& 'All At Sea'.

Member CD Reviews

Raef N. (Budgie) from GAITHERSBURG, MD
Reviewed on 2/20/2008...
The last of the best period for Budgie. An excellent album with lots of even bigger promises. Unfortunately, Tony Bourge (guitarist) decided to part and was replaced on the next album by John Thomas who does not have the same original musicality.
Great tracks on this one. Definitely a must, but not recommended if this is your first Budgie.

CD Reviews

The Impeckable Mr. Bourge
JOHN SPOKUS | BALTIMORE, MARYLAND United States | 01/16/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a fine Budgie album, and the last one they made worth owning before ace guitarist Tony Bourge was inadequately replaced by Big John Thomas and the band headed for a bland stab at commercialism, releasing 3 more lame albums and 1 EP(that didn't sell anyway!!) before calling it quits in the early 80's. Impeckable shows the band in fine form. To call this music just metal does it a disservice, as they flirt with a funky kind of progressive rock Zeppelin only hinted at.Guitarist Myf Isaac was added to the line-up for live shows and is credited on the album sleeve(I'm assuming he might have played some extra parts but his contribution is not specified), as Bourge was layering more tracks and the music was going beyond a basic power trio sound. Rush fans take note, bassist Burke Shelley is a dead ringer for Geddy Lee both in appearance and (somewhat)vocally.I always believed their style was the perfect marriage of Rush and Sabbath,and they should have had the same worldwide poularity as the quality and quantity of their output in the years '71-'78 was at least equal to if not superior to those bands . Impeckable and 1978 marked the end of an era as Bourge left Budgie and Ozzy Osbourne left Black Sabbath (making Never Say Die and appropriate sister album to Impeckable)and both bands were never the same again. Oh the good old days!!Note,the wrong album (If I Were Brittania,I'd Waive The Rules)is pictured with this review of Impeckable."
Dish It Up
Michael Courtney | San Antonio, Texas United States | 01/27/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This was the first Budgie LP I ever bought and then I saw them open for Styx (Grand Illusion) and I was hooked. I immediately bought everything else I could find by them. Truely a band more deserving of a better fate. I was taken by the first song, "Melt the Ice Away". The energy of Budgie albums is alive in their stage shows; I'm talking non-stop. The singer couldn't keep his glasses on. He probably should have contacts! Other songs here worth mentioning are "Love For You & Me", "Dish It Up" and "Don't Dilute the Water". This is a good release to start with, since none of the songs made the Best of album, but it was on a different label. Budgie is different, so, if you're looking for mainstream look somewhere else. Not to say this isn't great music, but you have to like something unlike the rest to enjoy Budgie. The only place I would start other than here or Best of would be Never Turn Your back on a Friend. Highly recommended!"