Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come
Arthur Brown’s Kingdom Come
I recently got new editions of the three proper Arthur Brown’s Kingdom Come albums as little paper album cover CD’s from
I have loved these three albums for decades – they are among my very favorite 70’s records of all time. They’re fun, the music is hot, Arthur is wonderful – and the original vinyl editions are extremely beautiful packages. I’m happy to say that the new Japanese CD’s replicate every detail perfectly – yes, the “Galactic Zoo Dossier” comes with a CD-size two-sided poster! On all three, the Japanese CD’s even match the paper texture / composition (glossy or matte) of the original LP package. I love my Japanese Kingdom Come CD’s. They’re so pretty!
When Voiceprint did these CD’s roughly 15 years ago, I got ‘em. They sound OK, but the CD packages for these left a lot to be desired. Uh, the covers didn’t match. And the “no info at all” booklets didn’t even name the bonus tracks, nor even bother to number the tracks on the CD’s! I remember getting them out, having to figure out where the track breaks were etc. Just nightmarish! And Voiceprint flipped Side One and Side Two of “Kingdom Come” in the running order – huh? I mean, I can figure it out, but – what a slipshod treatment of some truly classic British progressive rock!
But let’s get down to brass tacks – the new ’05 Japanese CD’s are different, to whit:
Galactic Zoo Dossier
The biggest difference is that the new “Journey” CD adds some BBC session tracks! Yeah! It’s not everyday that you get to hear some new Arthur Brown’s Kingdom Come information! I will have to take a closer look and see why the other two CD’s have times varying 20 seconds or more...hmmm…
Current bonus tracks for “Galactic Zoo Dossier” are “Metal Monster (Alternate vers.)”, “Space Plucks Dem Bones” and “