Format: CD
Rel. Date: 10/27/2023
UPC: 4062548054736

Complete Oblivion (Box)
Artist: Brian Auger's Oblivion Express
Format: CD


1. Dragon Song
2. Total Eclipse
3. The Light
4. On the Road
5. The Sword
6. Oblivion Express a Better Land
7. Dawn of Another Day
8. Marai's Wedding
9. Trouble
10. Women of the Seasons
11. Fill Your Head with Laughter
12. On Thinking It Over
13. Tomorrow City
14. All the Time There Is
15. A Better Land Second Wind
16. Truth
17. Don't Look Away
18. Somebody Help Us
19. Freedom Jazz Dance
20. Just Me Just You
21. Second Wind Closer to It!
22. Whenever You're Ready
23. Happiness Is Just Around the Bend
24. Light on the Path
25. Compared to What
26. Inner City Blues
27. Voices of Other Times Straight Ahead
28. Beginning Again
29. Bumpin' on Sunset
30. Straight Ahead
31. Change
32. You'll Stay in My Heart Reinforcements
33. Brain Damage
34. Thoughts from Afar
35. Foolish Girl
36. The Big Yin
37. Plum
38. Something Out of Nothing
39. Future Pilot

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Brian Auger's Oblivion Express was the Phoenix that rose from the ashes of sixties combo The Trinity. Fusing R&B, jazz, soul and funk, keyboard maestro Brian Auger created a new breed of music that took the US and the UK by storm. Auger's unique experimentation culminated in rhythm-infused jazz funk that united Black and white '70s audiences. The 6 studio albums that make up Complete Oblivion illustrate the group's diverse musical influences and progression, from the 1970 self titled debut's heavy jazz-rock to the jazz fusion, latin and disco tinged Reinforcements from 1975 - this process no doubt powered by the groups' evolving line up, which included guitarists Jim Mullen and Jack Mills, drummers Robbie McIntosh & Steve Ferrone, bassists Barry Dean and Clive Chaman and vocalist Alex Ligertwood. The musical highlights within Complete Oblivion are many, but particular highlights to mention have to be Total Eclipse (Oblivion Express), Fill Your Head With Laugher (A Better Land), the blistering cover of Eddie Harris' Freedom Jazz Dance (Second Wind), the Barry Dean composition Whenever You're Ready, the version of Marvin Gaye's Inner City Blues (Closer To It), Beginning Again (Straight Ahead) and the mind bending keyboard tour de force Brain Damage (Reinforcements). Given the groups legendary status among fellow musicians such as Zucchero and Herbie Hancock, DJ's like Kenny Dope and Gilles Peterson and Auger's legion of fans worldwide - that mission was fully accomplished - or to put it another way, in the words of super fans The Beastie Boys: "Those who remain oblivious to the obvious delights of Brian Auger's Oblivion Express do so at their own risk!"