A good title...
John F. Moore | Albany, New York United States | 11/17/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This appropriately titled collection features a mix of UFO from the years after the mighty Michael Schenker left the band. Although at the time most people just bemoaned the fact that Schenker was gone, the post-Mike UFO actually rocked--his replacement, Paul Chapman, is a damn excellent guitarist and the albums they put out from 1980-1983 with Chapman ("No Place To Run", "The Wild, The Willing & The Innocent", "Mechanix" and "Making Contact", the weakest of the four) were all pretty much memorable records with great songs but some filler. As such, this would be an awesome mix of the better tracks from the Chapman years, were it not for one thing: the tracks from UFO's 1986 album "Misdemeanor", which is a horrendous, keyboard-laced waste of time. Nonetheless, for the cheap price this is a good buy as an introduction to the criminally ignored 1980-1983 UFO years."
True fans don't like best ofs because they are not the best.
Shan Ziel | Fort Collins, CO United States | 09/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"True fans of any band usually do not care for best of albums. I like Jefferson Airplane's title "The Worst of Jefferson Airplane"!Only 2 songs from The Wild The Willing and The Innocent?If you do not own The Wild The Willing and The Innocent buy it now! Then again this CD has 17 songs and The Wild The Willing and The Innocent only has 8.Lights Out will always be my favorite UFO album because it was my first. We all have our biases. I know that I'm biased.I'll also be honest--I was in the "I wish Michael would return to UFO" camp when I first heard The Wild The Willing and The Innocent. Also, confessing to my biases many of the mid UFO era songs were to 80ish for me (I have still learned to love them). I really do not understand why these songs did not get radio play other than the fact that life is not fair. The best bands do not always sell the best. Perhaps, they sounded to 80ish for radio play for some stations, and to 70ish for other stations. Despite heavy criticism by some UFO fans mid UFO was/is better than the mass majority of the music that outsold it. Perhaps if they had renamed the band Unidentified White Flying Object they would have sold better. Beware, if you are not a UFO fan, and buy this recording, you may become compelled to purchase more UFO! I bought this because all my UFO was on tape or Album And The Wild The Willing and The Innocent was not available on CD at the time. To true UFO fans you would have to have a 5 to 7 CD box set to have the best of UFO. Even with a 5 to 7 CD boxset some fine songs would have to be left off. Blue oh tell me where are you? Misdemeanor side "B" track 2 or track 7 for those of you with the CD. Way to many good songs left off. But, I guess they only had room for 17."