The Best Band in the Land

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The Best Band in the Land
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1973
RecordedJanuary – May 1973
StudioAbbey Road Studios, London
GenreBlues, Jazz, Rock
ProducerMickie Most
Collective Consciousness Society chronology
The Best Band in the Land
Singles from The Best Band in the Land
  1. "The Band Played The Boogie"
    Released: 29 June 1973 (UK)
    September 1973 (US)
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]

The Best Band in the Land is the third and final studio album of Collective Consciousness Society. It was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, January to May 1973 and released in September that year. In Australia, the album was titled The Band Played the Boogie.

The album includes covers of songs by The Kinks and Cream amongst others, and it is equally split with original compositions. The style continues that of their previous two albums, with heavy rock and blues songs arranged with jazz instruments. The single "The Band Played the Boogie" charted as high as number 36 on the UK Official Charts.[2] Neither the album or single charted in the US.

Track listing[]

Side one[]

  1. "The Band Played the Boogie" (Don Reedman, Jeff Jarrett, John Cameron) – 3:49
  2. "Wild Witch Lady" (Donovan Leitch) – 4:00
  3. "Lola" (Ray Davies) – 3:35
  4. "Primitive Love" (Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn) – 3:15
  5. "Hundred Highways" (Cameron) – 3:49

Side two[]

  1. "Shakin' All Over" (Frederick Heath) – 3:08
  2. "Memphis" (Cameron) – 3:40
  3. "Sunshine of Your Love" (Jack Bruce, Pete Brown, Eric Clapton) – 3:39
  4. "Our Man in London" (Cameron) – 2:22
  5. "Cannibal Sheep" (Alexis Korner) – 3:35




  • Mickie Most – producer
  • Mike Bobak, Guy Bidmead – engineers


  1. ^ "AllMusic Review – The Best Band in the Land". Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Official Charts – C.C.S." Retrieved 26 September 2017.
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