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Motivation Radio Original recording remastered

3.9 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 1 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B000H3099C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,050 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. Hello Dawn (2006 Digital Remaster)
2. Motivation (2006 Digital Remaster)
3. Light In The Sky (2006 Digital Remaster)
4. Radio (2006 Digital Remaster)
5. Wait One Moment (2006 Digital Remaster)
6. Saucer Surfing (2006 Digital Remaster)
7. Searching For The Spark (2006 Digital Remaster)
8. Octave Doctors (2006 Digital Remaster)
9. Not Fade Away (Glide Forever) (2006 Digital Remaster)
10. Leylines To Glassdom (T.O.N.T.O Version) (2006 Digital Remaster)
11. The Salmon Song (Power Trio Backing Track) (2006 Digital Remaster)
12. The Golden Vibe (Alternative Mix) (2006 Digital Remaster)

Product Description

The one time member of Gong and System 7, Steve Hillage released 7 studio and one live album in his tenure with Virgin Records from 1975 to 1982. He played an integral part in Gong's rise to prominence and after joining in 1972, he pursed other music interests outside the band. These 8 albums proved him to be as prolific as he was out-there. A string of top 40 albums including the top 10 album "L" cemented Hillage's place at the heart of the acid generation and to this day he is still making music be it as producer, re-mixer or artist. The digitally remastered album boasts a number of bonus tracks from the Hillage's personal tape archives. The booklet liner notes were penned by prog expert Mark Powell and include photos and memorabilia also from the Hillage archives.

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Motivation Radio by Steve Hillage in fact most if not all Steve Hillage work is much of a lost art. He it seems has been lost to us these days for i cannot seem to find any recent work of his at all. I am left with only material from the 70's to listen to, I am still looking in the hopes of discovering material from the 80's which is quite possible. This Disc is not quite as good as the last find i made of his Titled..."L" that was without a doubt spectacular and is mentioned in the liner notes as being the best thing he ever did. While "L" is without a doubt is the best ( something has to be ) "Motivation Radio" has some great tracks and holds its own in terms of originality where "L" has some covers on it from DONOVAN's ..".HURDY GURDY MAN." Certainly Hillage's Guitar Solo work is every bit as good here as it was on "L" there just is not as much of it....Spigomars
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Format: Audio CD
First of all, having said that this is Hillage's best album, let me say that I am TOTALLY disappointed with this particular CD release. The mastering is lousy; as another reviewer mentioned, it's distorted in places. THE ORIGINAL LP SOUNDS SO MUCH BETTER THAN THIS CD. Do yourself a favor -- seek out the LP ... A good, clean vinyl copy blows away this CD. Let's hope that someone gets the original master tapes and does this release justice with a polished re-master (and do I hear BONUS TRACKS???). *NOTE* for some reason, the CD release of "L", even though it's from the same label, seems not to have suffered the fate of "MOTIVATION RADIO". Still, it could use a good remaster as well.
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Format: Audio CD
Actually, Steve's music is usually a great pleasure to listen to. But Motivation Radio is easily his weakest album, probably because at the time (1976-77) Virgin was grooming our new age activator to be the next Jesus Christ Superstar. For this album at least, Steve went along with the charade. There are a few good moments here ("Light in the Sky" and "Searching for the Spark" are the best cuts), but you're much better off with Fish Rising, L, Green, or just about anything else by Steve.
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By A Customer on Sept. 1 1999
Format: Audio CD
Steve's third solo album is a mixed bag. Each song alternates between light pop melodies, atmospheric synths and aggressive guitar rave-ups and there is no cohesion here. Nevertheless, there is some good material, especially the pop-oriented tunes "Hello dawn" and "Wait one moment". But the rest of the album sounds uneven and distorted. Casual fans would do better with purchasing the funky "Open", the dreamy "Green" or his later-era work with System 7.
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