Category Archives: SAILOR
A CD of Sailor’s very best tracks, along with a live DVD, what more could you ask for.
This is a fantastic package with the very best of a vastly talented and under-rated band. There is only one problem with the CD – but it turns into a plus. Some of the hits are not the original recordings, but they are live recordings which make them all the more desirable, especially if you already have the originals.
Martin Hutchinson. The Bolton News (August 2008)
That’s quite an enigma, why in our times of ad predators hawking on any catchy piece of music there is don’t lent their ears to the SAILOR songs which can gloriously accompany every image on Earth.
he English band still ride the waves – the testimony to that lies in the DVD included in this “Sound And Vision” package – so it’s never too late to seize the opportunity, and this compilation offers the map to the ensemble’s journey. With their “alternative” history served on “Treasure Trove”, it’s not the straight anthology, still, as the chronologic principle can’t be applied to the band so fully formed from the early ’70s start, and all of the songs here sound as if they belonged to a single era.
From the duo called KAJANUS / PICKETT’s ringing “Changes” through the sparking live take on “Panama” to the quintessential SAILOR frivolity of “A Glass Of Champagne” and the Tchaikovsly-quoting anthemic “Perfect Time”, the music is as modern as it gets. Blame it on the rich vocal harmonies, the enigmatic instrument that is Nickelodeon, or the catchy melodies but, as Georg Kajanus, Phil Pickett and their compadres would put it, it’s your own soft spot the band just hit. And how one could go wrong with the “Girls Girls Girls” party call? Hey, PR gurus, all hands on deck! *****
LET IT ROCK – DME Music Site (September 2008)
The collection of 1973 demos is particularly interesting, serving up embryonic versions of future singles…
Kevin Bryan, Stirling Advertiser
The English band still ride the waves…so it’s never too late to seize the opportunity, and this compilation offers the map to the ensemble’s journey…
www.dmme.net (November 2008)
The band had a string of hits during the mid ’70s, and was best known for its campy, theatrical persona and impeccable harmonies.
Traffic Jam is a comp that culls live performances with studio versions and demos. It also includes a DVD featuring a reformed version of the band.
Jim Kaz, AMP (USA) (April 2009)
It shows Sailor to have had a quirky and interesting style with some good ideas.
Music Week, September 2007
As with all Angel Air releases, it’s a stunning set’The band’s earliest demos and tracks intended for their projected, but never released, seventh album TV Land are the real jewels within for fans, but there’s plenty more rarer old and new music to explore. A must for every Sailor fan.
Jo-Ann Greene, All Music Guide (September 2007)
…sultry rock steady is married to Weimar-esque heartfelt recklessness…You can all join in
www.dmme.net (September 2007)
This handsomely-packaged double-disc set tells the story of Sailor…there’s plenty of value here, not to mention historical interest…Sailor sail on…this will satisfy their devotees.
Record Collector, December 2007
…these 38 tracks on two discs touch on all manner of musical styles…
Classic Rock (November 2007)
…their innate sense of fun and their ability to pen consistently memorable material…suggests an act worthy of reappraisal.
Danny Moore, RocknReel (November 2007)
…a great introduction for anyone who missed Sailor first time round.
20th Century Guitar (April 2008)
Definitely a must for fans of the band and lovers of 70′s soft rock, which is on the rise due to all the coverage of the Guilty Pleasures club and CD’s. ***1/2
Jason Ritchie, www.getreadytorock.com (August 2006)
All the hits of the finest rock cabaret act are here…And you’ll like it enough to pour a tear in your own glass when a delicate ‘Jacaranda’ flows by and smile before the tears get dry.
www.dmme.net (October 2006)
Sailor’s original line-up enjoyed an impressive run of chart success in Britain and abroad during the mid-seventies…This live offering has been compiled from a selection of German concerts which Sailor performed two decades later…embracing a string of golden oldies alongside covers of everything from ‘Mack The Knife’ to ‘La Bamba’.
Stirling News (June 2003)
…like many bands of their generation, making a very nice living in Europe where the people are not so fashion-conscious as us Brits…obviously a very pleasant evening spent in the company of an unusual and highly entertaining band.
East Anglian Daily Times (July 2003)
I was lucky to be able to visit that glorious night at the High Wycombe “Swan Theatre” in November 2002. After coming home I wondered if all that I saw and heard there was true or was it a dream? …But now the waiting has come to an end, the DVD is in my DVD-player. I tell you that I can’t describe how fantastic this document of music is, my words are too poor for that.
You can watch the whole concert in a perfect video and sound quality, not a single song they performed in High Wycombe is missing. You can see Peter Lincoln, the gifted musician at the guitar and perfect singer, Phil Pickett at the bass side of the Nickelodeon, absolutely perfect and very entertaining, at the drum, with the right feeling for rhythm, drums and percussion, the man who doesn’t seem to become older, Grant Serpell and at the treble side of the Nickelodeon, the youngster of the SAILOR-crew, Rob Alderton. He’s a real musical genius, improved the Nickelodeon by adding a third keyboard to bring back the original sound of the first Nickelodeon, absolutely perfect.
All these members are interviewed on the DVD in addition to the interview with Katrin and Karsten Wagner. The SAILOR history and some unplugged tracks make this DVD complete. Your SAILOR collection is not complete without this.
Review by SAILOR fan Uli Neumann, written for the MARINERO website www.sailor-marinero.com
…it’s brilliant, marvellous, f—— out of this world! It’s taken a long time for this day of joy to arrive but it’s here now. I’ve been a fan of SAILOR since the first SAILOR album – before the hits came along. I remember many a gig up and down the UK. And what a great set of albums from 1973 to Live in Berlin.
It’s a great DVD, brings back wonderful memories, to hear the greats from many great albums
Review by SAILOR fan Stephen, written for the MARINERO website www.sailor-marinero.com
For nearly thirty years hardly anything has changed in SAILOR (except for the line-up): The Nickelodeon was updated technically and with synthesizers,but it still fascinates with its fairground-sound. The songs have always sounded as if they were from the 1920s, and at the same time dust-free (“Girls GirlsGirls”, “One Drink Too Many”, “Jacaranda”, “The Old Nickelodeon Sound”). The stage is still lightened by an intimate sailor-pub-illumination and a streetlamp. And the original members Phil Pickett (nick), Grant Serpell (dr) and “the new guys” Rob Alderton (nick) and Peter Lincoln (voc, gtr) are still faithful to their outfits.
In spite of all the show and the closeness to the English Cabaret, SAILOR, whose respective members have kept the fun of playing, are a convincing band, especially because of their music and vocals. “Pirate Copy” is therefore advisable for fans. As a bonus there are three “unplugged”-tracks, a detailed band-history and interviews.
Good Times music magazine, Germany (September 2003)