UFO In A Box

Cleopatra Records of Los Angeles are shortly releasing a CD collection of vintage heavy metal men UFO. This is a 4 CD set, stylishly presented which includes classics like Doctor Doctor, Lights Out and of course Rock Bottom. There are some early tracks, pre-Schenker, with Mick Bolton on lead guitar, but neither the epic Flying nor Star Storm are included. The latest recordings are 1982 with Paul Chapman on lead guitar.

The band are still performing with founder members lead vocalist Phil Mogg and Mr Parker on the drums. Although keyboard man/rhythm guitarist Paul Raymond did not appear on their first albums, he joined in 1976 playing on Strangers In The Night– one of the best double live albums ever recorded – and is now in his fourth stint with the band having rejoined in 2003. The …Conspiracy Of Stars album released last year is as strong as anything they have recorded since The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent with excellent soloing by Vinnie Moore, and Phil Mogg’s lyrical excellence, well, excelling! Check out this phenomenal band while you still can; in March they will be touring the US, and have already sold out two dates.

 

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Alexander Baron