With tracks pulled from McCoy’s own archives, the back shelves, his solo album, and bringing it back up to date with his latest project, a number from GMT, this anthology is one hell of a ride…
All Music (March 2007)
The one thing tying all these tracks together is John McCoy’s distinctive bass sound, which is almost as heavy and imposing as the man himself. As always with Angel Air releases, there’s a very informative booklet, with liner notes by John McCoy himself…A fine overview of the big man’s career.
Metal Nose (February 2007)
…behind the power, heavy bass, and shaven head, is McCoy’s sense of humour
Joe Geesin, Record Collector (April 2007)
Giant bassist’s career highs with Gillan, Samson etc…This two-disc retrospective covers his entire career, from obscure late-60s pop acts to his current power trio GMT…
Classic Rock (April 2007)
This two-disc retrospective covers his entire career, from obscure late-60s pop acts to his current power trio GMT…Inevitably, it’s the Gillan songs that really shine…
Paul Elliott, Classic Rock (April 2007)
The 30 compositions that the anthology’s comprised of can be enjoyed at their face value, and that would be rather eclectic mix of styles, but adjust the low frequencies of your player for the puzzle fragments to fall in their places. Still, even in the entire mosaic the gems like ZZEBRA’s “Karrola”, a high-octane fusion which could give McLaughlin a run for his money in 1973, will shine hanging on McCoy’s bass runs.
Dmitry M. Epstein, www.dmme.net (May 2007)
This presentation not only brings us almost more than half of the projects in which John McCoy has been involved, but also embodies much of the metal in English history over four decades, on a single disc.
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