Πέμπτη, 20 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

The Freedom ‎– Nero su bianco 1969 (Atlantic)


Label : Atlantic

Value :

When Procol Harum opiated the world with Whiter Shade Of Pale in April 1967, few could have predicted that the authorship shockwaves would rage for over 40 years, but backroom shenanigans surrounded the group from the off. Spectacularly-coiff’ed guitarist Ray Royer and drummer Bobby Harrison, who played on B-side Lime Street Blues and the single’s promotional appearances, found themselves sacked before the group had even finished recording their first album. They immediately formed Freedom with session keyboard-playing prodigy Mike Lease and bassist-singer Steve Shirley.

The group was swiftly commissioned by Italian producer Dino De Laurentis to write the score for an art movie called Black On White, directed by Tinto Brass. They ended up writing and recording 14 tracks in two months at Olympic Studios, with Eddie Kramer and Glyn Johns. Unbeknown to them, a soundtrack album was briefly released in Italy, later changing hands for three figures. After Lease found the masters in his loft, Angel Air reissued the album in 1999 with bonus tracks, presenting an engaging document of this short-lived line-up’s robust blend of late 60s psych-rock, recalling the likes of Spooky Tooth and Traffic. The new edition adds 1968 single Where Will You Be Tonight? and expands the packaging for this intriguing missing link in the Procol Harum story.

Taste :

The Freedom ‎– Attraction Black On White/With You
 

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By Electric Looser

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