Bumpers - 2nd

VARIOUS Bumpers (Early '70s UK pink rimmed Island 'palm tree' label issue 19-track 2-LP vinyl set compiling recordings by Free, Jethro Tull, Mott The Hoople, Traffic, King Crimson, Nick Drake and more, housed in gatefold picture sleeve with a montage of images of the artists inside. The sleeve shows only a little light shelfwear and, apart from a couple of scuffs which do not affect play, both discs are in excellent condition IDP1)
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Format 2-LP vinyl record set (Double Album)
Record Label Island
Complete Stock List Go to Island Records
Product Catalogue No IDP1
Music Genre Progressive, ZTT, Reggae, 70s Artists, POP, Rock, 70s Rock, Folk, Singer/Songwriter, 60s Rock
Country Comes from UK Comes from 'UK'
 
Tracklisting & More Information

1. Traffic - Every Mother's Son
2. Bronco - Love
3. Spooky Tooth - I Am The Walrus
4. Quintessence - Jesus, Buddha, Moses, Gauranga
5. Mott The Hoople - Thunderbuck Ram
6. Jethro Tull - Nothing To Say
7. Jimmy Cliff - Going Back West
8. Blodwyn Pig - Send Your Son To Die
9. Dave Mason - Little Woman
10. John & Beverley Martyn - Go Out And Get It
11. King Crimson - Cadence & Cascade
12. If - Reaching Out On All Sides
13. Free - Oh I Wept
14. Nick Drake - Hazey Jane
15. Fairport Convention - Walk Awhile
16. Cat Stevens - Maybe You're Right
17. Renaissance - Island
18. Fotheringay - The Sea
19. Clouds - Take Me To Your Leader

A bountiful double album package rounding up the cream of the UK Island label's 1970 output, highlighting recent releases and anticipating forthcoming ones and following, of course, a tradition launched by the earlier You Can All Join In and Nice Enough To Eat.

Of all the labels operating in the UK as the decade turned, Island was unquestionably the most adventurous, at the same time as maintaining a stable whose internal logic now seems impeccable. Leaning towards the folkier side of hard rock, and the bluesier edge of prog - an adventure that allowed King Crimson and Mott The Hoople to rub shoulders with Cat Stevens and Traffic - Island rounded up the cream of the British underground, and these periodic compilations showcased it at its best. Indeed, they frequently maintained a cohesion and sense of musical purpose that the artists themselves often struggled to match.

They were more than simple advertisements, however. Bumpers includes two genuine rarities, as both Mott The Hoople and Fairport Convention are represented by otherwise unavailable versions of their contributions ("Thunderbuck Ram" and "Walk Awhile" respectively), while efforts from the Keith Relf/Jim McCarty-era Renaissance, Clouds and Quintessence remind us of a day when even the greatest modern collectibles were regular new releases.

Island ranks among the most collectible British labels of the entire rock'n'roll era. Every track on Bumpers offers another reason why. ~ Dave Thompson, All Music Guide



DOUBLE LP  
Recording Artist Island Records
Product Title Bumpers - 2nd
Product Information Island Records Bumpers - 2nd UK 2-LP vinyl record set (Double Album).
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
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