Over the past few months, the JR Anthology has received a good deal of praise from the critics.
Among which are:
Record Collector – ‘the Labours Of Hercules are a lazy mid-afternoon wank next to this undertaking – particularly so when you realise that more than half of the tracks are previously unreleased…’ 5***** (only 1 of 3 5star reviews in issue 415 of Record Collector)
Mojo – ‘a meticulously compiled treasure-trove. … all of it beautifully restored and presented..’
Uncut – ‘this meticulous 6CD set marks the first thorough overview of Jess Roden’s career’ – 8/10
Shindig – ‘This limited edition, in a stunning hardback book, is packed with great photos and personal reminiscences, comprehensively mapping the great man’s career. It offers a host of unreleased and alternate material along the way’
Richard Williams / The Blue Moment –There are surprises all over these CDs, some of them unearthed from unlabelled tape boxes that had lain undisturbed in obscure vaults for decades.
For the full post of Richard’s article – click here: http://thebluemoment.com/2013/06/02/some-guys-dont-have-all-the-luck/
The Hot Press – ‘highly recommended’ – 8/10
Free Appreciation Society Magazine – No thrown together 2CD set but a wonderfully researched and mastered extravaganza. It feels substantial, it looks great and the sound quality is just magnificent.
Classic Rock Magazine – … a telling reminder of the fact that Roden is among the finest and most expressive singers this country has produced