Wednesday, September 24, 2008

GYPSY / ANTITHESIS

Digitized from the original vinyl, released in 1972 on RCA records.
Format: Mp3
Bit Rate: 320kbps
ALBUM INFO:
Produced By: Jacl Richardson & Jim Mason for Nimbus 9 Productions
Engineered By: Brian Christian, Dennis Smith
Recorded At: RCA's Music Center of The World, Hollywood, California, July 3rd - 9th 1972
TRACK LISTING:
Crusader
Day After Day
The Creeper
Facing Time
Lean On Me
Young Gypsy
Don't Bother Me
Travelin' Minnesota Blues
So Many Promises
Antithesis (Keep Your Faith)
Edgar (Don't Hoover Over Me)
Money
THE BAND:
James "Owl" Walsh - Vocals, Keyboards
Enrico Rosenbaum - Vocals, Guitars
Bill "Sweet William" Lordan - Drums, Gong
James C. Johnson - Vocals, Lead Guitar
Randy Cates - Bass
WEBSITE:
http://www.midwesttribute.com/history.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gypsy_(band
http://www.gypsy-queen.net/
REVIEW:
WOW, July 20, 2003
By
"hulkisangry" (San Antonio) - (Amazon Customer Review)
All of the Gypsy titles are some of the best music ever produced and you never heard of them. Tsk Tsk. This band had a lot of bad luck to blame for that. I grew up in St. Louis where they were a cult favorite. Buy this album and buy the first self titled album and also 'In the garden' and you Wont only Not go wrong, youll be shaking your head and wondering whats wrong with the world that youve never heard this. All 3 albums are timeless masterpieces that Id take with me on that deserted island after all the nukes were dropped to preserve and play for future civilizations who thanks to me will think this is what Rock is all about instead of aerosmith.

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By Yours Truly
LOL! well yeah, that guy has kinda got it right. This is a great album. Their first one on a Major label and if anybody had been paying attention this one should've broke it open for them, but once again mainstream radio failed to do their job.
Some Gypsy fans complain that on this album Gypsy lost their "prog" status because instead of longer pieces there are 12 short and to the point, arrangement wise, tunes that in my opinion for the most part kick ass. I love prog rock, but I also love a tight arrangement that moves along like a well oiled machine and the tunes here within glide along nicely. There's no sense really to taking 10 minutes to say what can be said in 4 if you know how to say it.
I've got some personal favs here, Day By Day, The Creeper, Facing Time, Antithesis, but there's not one on here that I think lowers the overall quality of the album. On this album their sound continues to evolve and just get better and better.
CONTACT:
READ THIS for more information on this album.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice post! Gypsy is indeed a fantastic band and this one is a very rare album. By the way, where is the link to download it?

Monday, November 17, 2008 at 1:43:00 PM EST  
Blogger Tom Eckels said...

Follow the instructions after CONTACT:
and you'll be in good shape.

TC

Monday, November 17, 2008 at 7:30:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instructions? Thanks for your time. Already found this album on Rapidshare.

Monday, November 17, 2008 at 9:37:00 PM EST  

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