terça-feira, 10 de novembro de 2009

Freedom - Black On White (1969 UK Heavy Psych Prog)

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Although this was recorded and released as the soundtrack to a 1968 Italian soft pornography film, it holds up pretty well as a proper album. While Freedom's sound wasn't too original, often sounding much like Traffic and Procol Harum, the songs are pretty strong and the playing quite good. If you collect British psychedelia from this period, you can tell right away that these guys were at a higher level than the average such collectable outfit which only did a couple singles or an album; items like "Seeing Is Believing" and "Born Again" would have fit in pretty well on the Chocolate Soup for Diabetics compilations of rare British '60s psych.

Mike Lease's classical-influenced organ and piano are especially imaginative, and sometimes they come up with tracks that escape the Procol/Traffic comparisons, like the melodic "The Better Side," with its tasteful dots of orchestration, and "The Butt of Deception," an extremely wry and British tune reminiscent of Ray Davies' late-1960s songs for the Kinks.
(Richie Unterberger in "Allmusic Guide")

- To Be Free
- The Better Side
- Attraction – Black On White/With You
- The Butt Of Deception
- The Truth Is Plain To See
- Childhood Reflections
- Seeing Is Believing
- You Won't Miss
- Born Again
- Decidedly Man
- Relation
- We Say No
- The Game Is Over
- The Better Side (working mix-single vocal) • bonus track
- The Butt Of Deception (working mix) • bonus track
- Born Again (dry version) • bonus track

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