Colonel Bagshot ‎– Oh! What A Lovely War

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CC 50010 Colonel Bagshot Oh! What A Lovely War(LP, Album) Cadet Concept CC 50010 US 1971 Sell This Version
CC 50010 Colonel Bagshot Oh! What A Lovely War(LP, Album, Promo) Cadet Concept CC 50010 US 1971 Sell This Version
LPM-2002 Colonel Bagshot Oh! What A Lovely War(LP, Album) Music LPM-2002 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
CC 50010, 9037-50010 Colonel Bagshot Oh! What A Lovely War(LP, Album, RE) Cadet Concept, Cadet Concept CC 50010, 9037-50010 US 1974 Sell This Version
GEM 72 Colonel Bagshot Oh! What A Lovely War(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Flawed Gems GEM 72 Sweden 2012 Sell This Version
GEM 72 Colonel Bagshot Oh! What A Lovely War(CD, Album, Unofficial) Flawed Gems GEM 72 Russia 2016 Sell This Version

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music_emporium

music_emporium

September 13, 2016
referencing Oh! What A Lovely War, LP, Album, CC 50010
You may know this without knowing you do. On 2002s Private Press, DJ Shadow dug this 1971 obscurity out of his 60,000 LP collection. He turned Colnol Bagshot's "Six Day War" into "Six Day's"-a hit for this genius who probably cares less about hitmaking than Bagshot did.

Obviously, Oh What A Lovely War is a hen's tooth, thanks to Shadow. "Six Day War" has two singers--Shadow sliced one-and the organ frame is close to Shadow's mix, sans modern electronic filtering.

Forced to choose, I would pick Shadow's mix, only because he adds layers, making it more dynamic. Curiously, Shadow kept the vocals of the weeker singer. The second verse of "Six Day War," is belted by a superior, Joe Cocker-ish vocalist. It is jarring to hear: like seeing the fully constructed set of your favorate TV sitcom, camreas, lights, and where the left and right walls actually end.

The rest of this is soul and pop with some folk tinges. Pretty typical early 70s album making. Nice to listen to and mix a song in with other material. Not, however, a standout.

Unlike Shadow, Andy Votel actually reissues the albums he samples. I understand keeping these long gone vynal slices secret adds to the mystique, but enough already. Share the wealth, Josh. Trust me--you're already famous, and deservedly so.
larssteen

larssteen

July 25, 2013
referencing Oh! What A Lovely War, LP, Album, LPM-2002
Wrong Martin Hall in producer.
music_emporium

music_emporium

September 5, 2012
referencing Oh! What A Lovely War, LP, Album, CC 50010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaslo4Ws6E4

The orignal of D.J. Shadow - Six Day War

*lyrics*

At the starting of the week
At summit talks you'll hear them speak
It's only Monday
Negotiations breaking down
See those leaders start to frown
It's sword and gun day

Tomorrow never comes until it's too late

You could be sitting taking lunch
The news will hit you like a punch
It's only Tuesday
You never thought we'd go to war
After all the things we saw
It's April Fools' day

Tomorrow never comes until it's too late
Tomorrow never comes until it's too late

You hear a whistling overhead
Are you alive or are you dead?
It's only Thursday
You feel a shaking on the ground
A billion candles burn around
Is it your birthday?

Tomorrow never comes until it's too late
Tomorrow never comes until it's too late
Make tomorrow come I think it's too late