Monday, April 28, 2008

BLODWYN PIG / AHEAD RINGS OUT

Digitized from the original vinyl, released in 1969 on A&M Records.
Format: Mp3

Bit Rate: 320kbps
ALBUM INFO:
Produced By: Andy Johns
Executive Producer: Chris Wright
Assistant Engineer: Robin Black
Recorded At: Morgan Studios, London, England 1969
Album Cover: Tom Wilkes
TRACK LISTING:
It’s Only Love
Dear Jill
Walk On The Water
The Modern Alchemist
See My Way
Summer Day
Change Song
Backwash
Ain’t Ya Comin’ Home?
THE PLAYERS:
Mick Abrahams – Lead Vocals, Guitars
Jack Lancaster – Sax
Andy Pyle – Bass
Ron Berg – Drums
WEBSITE(S):
http://www.mickaby.freeola.com/ Official Site
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blodwyn_Pig Wikipedia Site
BIOGRAPHY:
A quirky detour of late-'60s British progressive/blues rock, Blodwyn Pig was founded by former Jethro Tull guitarist Mick Abrahams, who left Tull after the This Was album. Abrahams was joined by bassist Andy Pyle, drummer Ron Berg, and Jack Lancaster, who gave the outfit their most distinctive colorings via his saxophone and flute. On their two albums, they explored a jazz/blues/progressive style somewhat in the mold of (unsurprisingly) Jethro Tull, but with a lighter feel. They also bore some similarities to John Mayall's jazzy late-'60s versions of the Bluesbreakers, or perhaps Colosseum, but with more eclectic material.
Both of their LPs made the British Top Ten, though the players' instrumental skills were handicapped by thin vocals and erratic (though oft-imaginative) material. The group were effectively finished by Abrahams' departure after 1970's Getting to This. They briefly reunited in the mid-'70s, and Abrahams was part of a different lineup that reformed in the late '80s; they have since issued a couple of albums in the 1990s. ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide
REVIEW:
By Yours Truly
This is simply put, a great album that has stood the test of time. For whatever reason it still sounds like it could've been released in the past year. Songs like Dear Jill, with it's beautiful guitar and Walk on The Water are just well written songs that have aged extremely well. There is not a bad tune on this Lp and I'd be hard pressed to not include it in the top 100 albums of the 60's/ 70's. This one comes with a 100% refund on your purchase price. If not completely satisfied just leave a not telling me what you don't like about it.
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Tom

1 Comments:

Blogger Conspiracy Theologian said...

Thanks for this great post!

CT

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 4:57:00 PM EDT  

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