Need a True UFO Fan - Brits Only?

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  1. Jeff_A

    Jeff_A Screenwriter

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    I feel UFO is one of the most underrated bands in hard rock history. Recently, I have been listening to my older copies of their recordings and I can't take it anymore. It is time to get remastered versions now!
    My dilemma is this. While searching online I am finding that remasters are certainly available, but there are too damn many versions. To list a few:
    UK Classic Rock Series (1990's)
    German (1990's)
    Japanese (1990's)
    Spitfire Records (Releasing 4 in July 2001)
    Can anyone tell me (preferably from experience) which versions might be sonically superior? Imports are very expensive, but I don't see them releasing a boxset in the states anytime soon. This band was just never fully appreciated over here.
    Thanks for any input you can offer. [​IMG]
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  2. Alex Johnson

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    any details on the spitfire releases? who remastered the material?
    they are an alright enough label - for the most part they release metal/hard rock, but they have put out the first of two from ohgr, the former frontman of skinny puppy..
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  3. Jeff_A

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    No information at their website on any specifics, Alex. Thanks for the good word on SPITFIRE'S reputation though! [​IMG]
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  4. John Geelan

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    The definitive remasters of UFO are the Japanese versions. Seek out "Lights Out" and "Obsession" they sound fantastic!
    I have both and many over at ICE webboard also concur the Japanese discs are worth the $$$ if you want the best sound.
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  5. Jeff_A

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    John,
    I could f**king kiss ya! I remember reading that the Japanese versions might be superior, but this was only hinted at. Thank you very much for confirming! [​IMG]
    BTW, what's the ICE webboard?
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  6. John Geelan

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    ICE magazine has a web-board where many music fanatics hang out and discuss the latest remasters and new releases.
    www.icemagazine.com
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