onsdag 11 februari 2009

Whistler - HoHum - (Rare UK Folkrock 1971 w. Eric Bell)

180:- (nedsatt pris) (24-Bit Limited Remaster Edition, mycket bra engelsk folkrock, rekommendas varmt)

Reissue of ultra rare UK rural folk/rock album originally released in 1971 on the Deramlabel. 24 bit digitally remastered from the original master tapes. CD housed in high quality miniature LP sleeve with miniature replical of Deram dust bag inside.

1971 Deram release. It contains twelve superbly orchestrated tracks which are soft and delicate, yet melodic,confident and self assured.Nice use of flute, guitars, keyboards and harmonies all over.Similar to Cochise, Quicksand, Southern Comfort, Quiver etc. This was the bands only album.

Soft and delicate, yet melodic, confident and self-assured, this Deram act's only album resides somewhere between period UK country rock (Cochise, Quicksand, Southern Comfort, Quiver) and singer-songwriterdom (Mike Maran, Pete Atkin, Tony Hazzard) with plenty of light and shade thrown in from both sides.

Featuring crème de la crème of Britain's studio scene and aided by a sympathetic and lush production, this band manages to produce twelve superbly orchestrated tracks full of energy, effervescence, vigour, character, rich flavour and originality. It also features no less than three lead vocalists and - count them! - five guitarists, including none other than Southern Comfort's Gordon Huntley.

Was Eric Bell the same guy who played in Thin Lizzy, on Mk I line-up's biggest hits, "Whiskey In The Jar" and "The Rocker"?. Yes, it is !!

01. Help Me
02. Hello Lady
03. I Can't Believe My Eyes
04. Ctiy Boy
05. Blind Leading The Blind
06. Machine
07. See The Wheels Are Turning
08. Whenever
09. Do It For Mother
10. Blind Man
11. Nothing At All
12. See What The Future Brings