- Audio CD (2 June 2017)
- Original Release Date: 7 November 2005
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Audiobook, CD, Import
- Label: RYKODISC
- Run Time: 115 minutes
- ASIN: B000BLI39S
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Salvation: Oxford November 11, 1992 Audiobook, CD, Import
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More than 10 years after his death, Bill Hicks' brand of radical, thought provoking, biting comedy has seeped into the world's consciousness. Following the continued growth in popularity with every release, Oxford: November 11, 1992 captures a legendary performance at Oxford University. This 2-CD set showcases Bill Hicks at the height of his comedy powers. Nearly two hours long and unedited, Oxford is Pure, Raw BILL HICKS! Ryko. 2005.
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Bill Hicks Becomes More Relevant As Time Passes
23 October 2010 - Published on Amazon.com
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I discovered Bill Hicks after he had died - yes, my loss. I made up for lost time, however, and I am constantly at war with myself as to who deserves the #1 space on my list of Visionaries Disguised As Comedians: Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Richard Pryor or this man. "Salvation" was recorded in England in 1992 (it wasn't released until 2005), and what amazes me about Bill is what just about everybody else notes: This work is almost twenty years old, and you could easily mistake it for having been recorded a week, a month ago. The material included is among some of my favorites from Bill - my personal views on Dallas and The Warren Commission mirror Bill's, I don't give a damn if it was fifty years ago, I'm still going to have an opinion -, and he also tears through "Puppet People", "Religion", "Smoking" and so many more. I am always surprised when somebody will review Hicks and say that a specific CD didn't have them laughing outloud all the time, and I just want to add my two cents on this subject...many people listen to Lenny Bruce to this day and will honestly admit to not laughing constantly and uproariously at everything the man said, but hanging onto every word nonetheless. Richard Pryor is another from this same cloth - and that's why these three men are so important. If they were going for constant, canned laughter, they'd have been forgotten a long time ago (really, how many of us still think that Robin Williams can do no wrong?), but that isn't what comedy such as Hicks' is about. He wants you to be entertained, he wants you to feel on an equal level, and he wants you to really get what he's talking about. I think that had he lived longer (When I went to Amoeba in Berkeley and told the clerk I'd just been turned onto Bill Hicks, and the clerk could barely get the words out, "You know, he died last month, don't you?", I knew that I was onto something special), Bill might have been the one to finally wrestle Lenny from that top space I've held him at for most of my life. He still might, as a matter of fact. Listen to this man, and have your eyes opened: "...I don't write jokes as such. For me a comic is like Lenny Bruce, who discussed humorously things that he felt strongly about. I don't feel it's necessary to be funny every second." - BILL HICKS
The British get Bill
31 October 2008 - Published on Amazon.com
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You certainly get your money's worth with this double-disc performance. Some of the material is available on Bill's other CDs, but the excellent audience makes the material come alive in a way I've never heard before. They get the jokes that pass by idiot American audiences, and their laughter is genuine. It makes you think that there are people out there who understand the world like Bill does, that he's not alone, and neither are you.
Robert S Whinnem
Good but uneven performance
5 April 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Salvation would be a great comedy cd if the last 10 or 15 minutes were cut out. It is clear that Hicks did not have enough material to continue and should have called it a night much earlier. The great bits show up in earlier cd's that he produced when he was alive.
9 January 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Just love his stuff
9 May 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Bill Hicks is a tru hero. One ho speaks from the Hart of all. Hear and be enlightend!!!