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The Best of Roy Wood and Wizzard (1974-1976)


Download links and information about The Best of Roy Wood and Wizzard (1974-1976) by Wizzard. This album was released in 1997 and it belongs to Rock, Glam Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Heavy Metal, Pop genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 01:17:47 minutes.

Artist: Wizzard
Release date: 1997
Genre: Rock, Glam Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Heavy Metal, Pop
Tracks: 20
Duration: 01:17:47
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No. Title Length
1. Oh What a Shame 3:50
2. Eddy's Rock 4:13
3. Crazy Jeans 2:53
4. Look Thru the Eyes of a Fool 2:56
5. Rattlesnake Roll 4:02
6. Any Old Time Will Do 4:13
7. The Rain Came Down On Everything 4:29
8. Marathon Man 2:07
9. Are You Ready to Rock 2:29
10. This Is the Story of My Love (Baby) 4:16
11. You Sure Got It Now 5:06
12. Why Does Such a Pretty Girl Sing Those Sad Songs 4:19
13. The Song 4:51
14. Get On Down Home 4:55
15. Strider 2:50
16. Dream of Unwin 3:07
17. Bengal Jig 2:14
18. Rock and Roll Winter 5:03
19. Everyday I Wonder 5:22
20. Come Back Karen 4:32



In a way, Rialto's Archive isn't all that bad, even if the packaging seems a little shoddy and the sound isn't all that great. Also, the facts are a little iffy. Archive claims to concentrate on Wizzard's recordings instead of Roy Wood's solo material, but that's not entirely true. There are a couple of selections from Eddy & the Falcons, plus a few singles, such as "Are You Ready to Rock" and "Rock and Roll Winter," and a variety of B-sides, but the 20-track collection concentrates mainly on Wood's solo material. In particular, it has Mustard as the centerpiece — every song, save the brief musical introduction and interlude, is here. Also, there are a handful of solo singles, like the terrific "Oh What a Shame." Like many Wood compilations, it suffers from too many instrumental B-sides — which are interesting in isolation but tend to stall the momentum of the collection — but overall, it contains more than its fair share of prime Wood, which makes it somewhat of a bargain if found at a bargain price.