Legs Diamond: The Collection

Year2003
Label/DistributionZoom
Format4 CD Box-Set
Musical styleHard Rock
Additional info-
Rarity grading
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0 out of 6 - Not rare at all!

Review

I know that this band has always considered average by the Metal circle but I think it's necessary to report the issue of this somptious 4 CD box-set comprising their first works. So you can find some good tracks in each CD : "Stage fright", "Rock'n'roll man" and "Come with me" from the "LEGS DIAMOND"LP (1977), approaching sometimes a DEEP PURPLE (with flutes and Hammond organ !). Their second effort "A diamond is a Hard Rock" (1977) had better songs and "Firepower" (1978) is their best album with many good songs. The fourth CD called "Uncut Diamond" was recorded "Live" to 2 track in november 1979 and have more interesting various songs such "Winds of fortune", "Between the legs" (!), "Shell of a man" or "Hiding". Official biography described Legs Diamonds as "Black Sabbath meets Abba in a dark alley" (?). Sorry guys but these bands above-named could write some unforgettable songs ! Finally, this 4 CD set (with all lyrics, LP covers and a short biography) is interesting for all the collectors but LEGS DIAMOND cannot stay an average band for all ! And that continued
with the next albums. Nice to hear but difficult to retain a song in particular (if you know what I mean...).

Tracks
CD 1 : LEGS DIAMOND
1. It's not the music
2. Stage fright
3. Satin peacock
4. Rock and roll man
5. Deadly dancer
6. Rat race
7. Can't find love
8. Come with me (original version / bonus track)

CD 2 : A DIAMOND IS A HARD ROCK
1. A diamond is a Hard Rock
2. Waiting
3. Long shot
4. Woman
5. Jailbait
6. I think I got it
7. Evil
8. Live a little
9. Flyin' too much
10. High school queen

CD 3 : FIREPOWER
1. Underworld king
2. More than meets the eye
3. You've lost that loving feelin'
4. Remember my name
5. Chicago
6. Midnight lady
7. Help wanted
8. Come with me
9. Tragedy
10. Man at the top
11. Teaser (bonus track)
12. It takes more soul (to Rock'n'roll) (bonus track)

CD 4 : UNCUT DIAMOND
1. Winds of fortune
2. Between the legs
3. House on fire
4. High school queen
5. Symphony of passion
6. Dance hall gigolo
7. Shell of a man
8. Fight for it
9. Hidin'
10. Gamblin' on you
11. My own game
12. Urban desperado
13. Card shark
14. Smother me

Created / updated: 2011-01-17
Laurent Lahierle