Friday, 27 December 2013

Heaven - Brass Rock 1 [1971]

Rock Arousal

Another jazzrock [with horns] band, this British group formed in 1968, releasing this sole excellent album in 1971, and are hardly in the BS&T/Chicago mould having a much heavier overall sound [though early Chicago did too]. My favourites on the whole album are those with the Edgar Broughton-esque vocals, so opener Things I Should’ve Been, fifth Song For Chaos, seventh Number One – Last Request and eighth Number Two – Down At The Mission. Elsewhere you’ll hear occasional Country tinges and other vocal harmonising erring on the side of folk-pretty, but the album ends on the wah-wah guitar and percussion dominant gem Got To Get Away. It’s all a rousing way to deliver Rock.

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