hulkisangry | San ANtonio | 07/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"All of the Gypsy titles are some of the best music ever produced and you never heard of them. Tsk Tsk. This band had a lot of bad luck to blame for that. I grew up in Stl where they were a cult favorite. Buy this album and buy the first self titled album and also 'In the garden' and you Wont only Not go wrong, youll be shaking your head and wondering whats wrong with the world that youve never heard this. All 3 albums are timeless masterpieces that Id take with me on that deserted island after all the nukes were dropped to preserve and play for future civilizations who thanks to me will think this is what Rock is all about instead of aerosmith."
Charles R. Husson | Honolulu, HI United States | 02/20/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First, let me say I love this album and have considered it to be a valuable part of my collection for nearly 30 years. I originally purchased the cassette(!) in 1977 and played it to death. In the mid eighties, I located an original RCA Dynaflex pressing, which sounded better than the cassette, but didn't stand up to repeated playings (black vinyl literally was shaved off each time I played it). I happily bought this CD from Bedrock when it first became available. The good news is that someone has seen fit to produce a CD of this great music by Gypsy. The bad news is...it's from a vinyl copy. If the unmistakable sound of vinyl equalization (especially at the end of the sides) doesn't tip you off, the subtle (but definitely present) surface noise and occasional static will. Granted, it's from a very good vinyl copy, but it's still vinyl-a far cry from what the CD should be made from: the two track, unequalized stereo master. My rating for this item consists of a 5 for the material and a 1 for the presentation. I apologize for raining on anyone's parade, but I believe everyone should know the truth about this release. There is no misrepresentation here (the CD says nothing about the source of the audio), but neither is there any acknowledgment that is IS indeed taken from a vinyl album. While I am happy to listen to the CD I have, for now I can only imagine how great a proper remastering would sound."
Love This Album!!!
Pines26 | WI | 04/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fantastic music. I also just learned that the first 4 albums are being put out in a cd 4-pack direct from Gypsy! :)"