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The Mercury Years
Martin Briley
The Mercury Years
Genres: Alternative Rock, International Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock


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All Artists: Martin Briley
Title: The Mercury Years
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hip-O Select
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 12/1/2006
Album Type: Box set, Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, International Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Europe, British Isles, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 602498625446, 634479715662


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The truth, the whole truth, etc.......
Marty Jones | Florida | 08/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had all three of these albums on vinyl and LOVE the boxed set. I am particularly fond of the first two albums - dangerous moments doesn't have the punch of the first two - but you need to get all the songs to appreciate the cleverness of the lyrics.

the quality of the recordings is first rate and they left the songs in album order, so you don't get all confused jumping around.

HIGHLY recommended!!!!"
Martin Briley Fans Pay Heed
Miss State 1990 | Sierra Vista, AZ USA | 12/13/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"For all of you Martin Briley fans tempted to jump on the under $50 dollar cost of the new box set, stop and wait. Do not pay the used or new cost here. Hip O Select is the authorized seller of this set. [...] Even Martin's own personal website directs people to Hip O Direct. This is a rocking set so don't be overcharged when Hip O Direct has it for less."
Brilliant Melodic Rock with great lyrics - This is simply es
Sean Curtin | Warners Bay, NSW Australia | 05/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Martin Briley, is for those who do not know, one of the greatest rock song writers of all time. His songs are filled with aspects of real life that many song writers would rather avoid.(For those of you thinking: "Why have I never heard of him?" Well in case you havn't worked it out yet, most great artists don't get to see the light of the recording industry way, thanks to there versions of what we should listen too. BUT, Martin has been writing songs for illedged greats like Paul McCartney, Celine Dion and many others for years, he's a guy who really knows his stuff peoples), Musically these peices are superb. Catchy peices will blow you away and the way the music works with Martin's almost Phil Collins like(at times, it's unique but this is just a quick way of explaining it(It's better than Phils(OK biased fan opinion maybe)), voice is simply magic. Having only ever heard "One Night With A Stranger", and having wanted to hear the other two albums for A VERY LONG TIME, you simply couldn't obtain them without paying a fortune on auction sites like ebay for example. Now here they all are, large as life and as fresh as ever. It was worth the wait too, might I tell you. I'd be surprised if almost anyone couldn't get something great out of all these great peices. Some highly recommended peices on the set are: "The Man I Feel", I Don't Feel Better", "She's So Flexible", "Just A Mile Away From Here", "Dangerous Moments", "Before The Party Ends". That's two of my favourite tracks from each album and you'll just have to buy the set and have a listen to find out which albums there off, if you don't already know.(If you enjoy melodic rock, this set will give you spine tingling dance of joy titilation).

In this single set, you get all three of Martin's Mercury days studio albumns and to top it all off, six great extra demo tracks recorded around these times also.

If your a Briley fan and havn't been able to find these albumns, for goodness sake grab this set as sadly there's only 3000 copies world wide and who knows how long it will take for us to see another release.

Brilliant and absolutely essential for anyone who wants to hear how real song writing and melodic rock music goes together.

Once again, many thanks Martin for making this collection possible, it's a fans dream come true.

Sean A. Curtin"