Nine Days Wonder - The Best Years of Our Life? 1971-1975 Germany
CD issue: 2001 Garden of Delights
For my tastes, Nine Days Wonder is all about their debut album, and they fall off a cliff after that. This compilation covers 4 tracks from that superb era, including two lengthy live radio recordings. All of which was quite good, though not revelatory. From there I braced myself for the worst. And was pleasantly surprised to find that Nine Days Wonder were really a hard rock band at heart, but the production gloss of their followup studio albums took away all their edge. As such, this is a fine compilation of unreleased material, and is worth seeking out for fans of their debut album, with regards to their more aggressive attributes.