2 hours ago
Thursday, 8 May 2008
Congratulations to Jeff on another new and old release.
Most Christie fans have the recently remastered Christie albums, Christie (self titled) and For All Mankind. Now Angel Air Records (UK) is releasing Outer Limits Floored Masters and Past Imperfect--2 CD's of the band Jeff started before Christie, the band that toured with Hendrix and other pretty cool people. It's getting good reviews already.
Yeah, I'm biased! But here are a few other thoughts on the album from the US:
JEFF CHRISTIE / OUTER LIMITS
Outer Limits And Floored Masters: Past Imperfect
Angel Air continues to remaster some great archival U.K. rock albums and they turn up gold with a 2008 double CD set by singer-songwriter and guitarist Jeff Christie and his band Outer Limits entitled Outer Limits And Floored Masters: Past Imperfect. Back in 1967, Christie in Outer Limits shared bills with Jimi Hendrix, The Move and Procol Harum and as their music here proves, there’s good reasons why. Christie’s early work in Outer Limits evokes both early Traffic with Dave Mason, and also music The Bee Gees were making around that same time...
Best known for writing and scoring big time with the 1970 Christie hit “Yellow River,’ Jeff Christie & company evoke a post-Beatles / Bee Gees kind of vibe and on these vintage Outer Limits cuts and coupled with the unearthed 1978 solo tracks it works just great. Par for the course with Angel Air, the double CD set features excellent liner notes. www.angelair.co.uk
Outer Limits / Jeff Christie - Outer Limits and Floored Masters - Past Imperfect (Double CD, Angel Air, Pop)
Over the years Jeff Christie has become known almost exclusively for the song "Yellow River" that was recorded by his band Christie in the 1960s. And that is indeed a shame because, as this double CD set makes perfectly clear, there is so much more to his career than that one (admittedly great) single...
Twenty-tracks of classic unshakable pop that should satisfy even the most demanding pop fan. The fact that these tracks had previously been forgotten seems absolutely criminal. There are so many quality songs on this disc that we can't name them all here. The second CD features a never-before-released solo album by Jeff called Floored Master plus other solo recordings...
Outer Limits and Floored Masters - Past Imperfect is proof that this man was responsible a hell of a lot more than most folks will probably ever realize. Recommended. (Rating: 5++)
A recent interview with Jeff Christie on BBC radio (click on listen again then click on Roger Day show wed)can be found here www.bbc.co.uk/kent