ESSE É O PRIMEIRO ALBUM COMPLETO DA BANDA E REÚNE TODAS AS GRAVAÇÕES JÁ FEITAS PELOS CARAS!! SÃO DOIS CDs UM MONTADO A PARTIR DE COMBINAÇÕES INÉDITAS, DEMOS, SESSÕES DA BBC E GRAVAÇÕES RETIRADAS DAS VÁRIAS INCURSÕES EM ESTÚDIO PELO GRUPO ENTRE 1967 E 1970!! O OUTRO É COM MUSICAS AINDA MAIS ANTIGAS RETIRADAS DOS EPs DA BANDA!! O EP TEM UM DIRECIONAMENTO UM POUCO MAIS POP PSYCH!! O ALBUM JÁ COMEÇA FURIOSO COM UM DOS GRANDES SONS DA BANDA "BELIEVE IT", EXALANDO ALTA ENERGIA!! DEPOIS O DESTAQUE FICAR COM "ALICE DROPPED OUT"!! A PARTE BLUESY É COM "SPOONFUL" COM UMA GAITA DE BOCA E UM ORGAN HAMMOND A MILHÃO E AO FUNDO GUITARRAS DISTORCIDAS E ACIDAS!! E ASSIM VAI!! A REEDIÇÃO É RETIRADA DAS MASTERS TAPES E TEVE UM TRABALHO BEM LEGAL DE RESTAURAÇÃO!! A SONORIDADE É PSICODELIA INGLESA COM TOQUES FREAKBEAT, TOQUES PROGRESSIVOS, BLUESY E TINGIDO DE ÁCIDO!! VENENO RARO E RECOMENDADO!!
Only known for the one single in 1968 “Ice Cream Tree” /”Julius Caesar” on Mercury, (and largely misunderstood from this to be a ‘pop’ act), Birmingham’s Breakthru were in fact one of the loudest, hairiest and most exciting ‘psychedelic’ rock bands of their time. However, they could create soulful, sensitive or just plain ‘catchy’ sounds too. Young and very fashionable, many audiences had seen nothing like them. They took their wild stage show, complete with smoke and lights, all over Great Britain: Playing many of London’s most important clubs of the day in the process, such as “Happening 44”, “The Electric Garden”, “Blaises” and “The Marquee”.
They also were resident at a club in Switzerland for a time, and made a big impression at Plumpton’s 1969 “National Jazz and Blues Festival”.This is their first complete album, and gathers together all their surviving recordings. Despite the sole single release, the band recorded much material from 1967 to 1970. Included here are their cancelled second Mercury 45 “Peer Gynt”/”Troubleshoot”, alongside 10 other unreleased titles, and one which only made a brief appearance on a contemporary compilation. The vinyl L.P. has been put together to show the band as the ex-members would like best to be remembered.
The ‘E.P.’ disc contains their single release, alongside "I Have A Dream", which we couldn't quite fit on the main album.Together, these show the band’s wide musical range in full. In the overcrowded, constantly re-cycling ‘60s reissue market, this is new, fresh and largely unheard, restored as far as possible from original tapes and acetates. In development for over a year, this L.P. gives something different to the seasoned collector and curious ‘adventurer’ alike.
As for the "Adventures Highway" album itself, this was assembled from a combination of unreleased-demos, BBC sessions, and surviving recordings from the results of various excursions into the studio by the group between 1967 and 1970. Side one kicks off with the high-energy group-composed Believe It from 1970. You can just imagine the band going all out on this one with its high-energy blues-driven attack. Here Comes The End from 1967 is a lot more psychedelic sounding with abundant echo effects but still very powerful. The bluesy cover of Willie Dixon's Spoonful really gives an indication of what Breakthru were all about. Gary Aflalo's blues-harmonica playing on this one is exceptional against a backdrop of thundering hammond organ and distorted guitars. If you really hate your neighbours then this is the one to play loud!
Gary Aflalo: vocals,blues harp 1965-1971
Keith Abingdon: vocals,guitar 1965-1971
Bob Booth: vocals,bass guitar 1965-1968
Geoff Garratley: vocals,keyboards 1965-1969
Jim Leyland: drums 1965-1967
Richard Thomas: drums,vocals 1967-1971
Frank Farrell: vocals,bass,keyboards 1968-1971
Bill Hunt: Keyboards,French horn 1969-1970
01. Believe It
02. Here Comes The End
04. Love Is Strange
05. Adventures Highway
06. Have A Dream
07. Growing Older
09 .(The Story Of) Peer Gynt
10. Alice Dropped Out
12. Shake Off That Lead
13. The Sailor Song
1. Ice Cream Tree
2. Julius Caesar