mercoledì 6 marzo 2013

Alvin Lee R.I.P. Ten Years After - A Space in Time 1971 (Repost)

01.One of These Days 5:56
02.Here They Come 4:38
03.I'd Love to Change the World 3:44
04.Over the Hill 2:28
05.Baby Won't You Let Me Rock 'N' Roll You 2:14
06.Once There Was a Time 3:22
07.Let the Sky Fall 4:20
08.Hard Monkeys 3:11
09.I've Been There Too 5:45
10.Uncle Jam (strumentale) 1:57

Ten Years After :
Chick Churchill - tastiere, batteria
Alvin Lee - voce, chitarra
Ric Lee - batteria
Leo Lyons - basso
Flac 223 Mb 
Complete Scans 38 Mb

4 commenti:

Anonimo ha detto...

Lovely. But no scans I think.

Solidboy ha detto...

For Anonimo. The Scans are now available. Thanks for your report

adamus67 ha detto...

I once called him the fastest guitarist in the world. Probably because of the ultra-fast solos in "I'm Going Home" It was a little over forty years ago, so in an era in which many "musicians" well cut out the guitars - such as Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. Alvin Lee is an exciting guitarist, blessed with nimble fingers, a fantastic turn of speed and a passion for the blues. As a performer, he ranks in popularity with the other great guitar heroes of the golden rock era. His style is simpler and more direct than many of his peers, but there is no doubting his consummate ability...It was a sad day to me ,when I read that Alvin Lee is no longer among us

Ten Years After was a blues rock band that was formed in Nottingham, England in 1967. In the late 60’s and early 70’s the band released several critically acclaimed records, including “Ssssh” and “A Space in Time.” Guitarist and vocalist Alvin Lee was the driving force behind the band, providing exceptional blues leads and the majority of the songwriting. “A Space in Time” was the band’s best seller, and the only album in which they had a successful single. 'I’d Love to Change the World' as one of the greatest songs of his generation, and having listened to it, I have to agree. This piano and acoustic guitar driven song flows beautifully, with the help of some tremendous blues guitar and a simple message; “I’d love to change the world'
The lyrics “I’d love to change the world, but I don’t know what to do, so I leave it up to you,” were perfect !!!

adamus67 ha detto...

"A Space in Time" is the seventh album by the British blues rock band, Ten Years After. It was released in August 1971 by Chrysalis Records in the United Kingdom and Columbia Records in America. A departure in style from their previous albums, "A Space in Time" is less 'heavy' than previous albums and includes more acoustic guitar, perhaps influenced by the success of Led Zeppelin who were mixing acoustic songs with heavier numbers. The album also contains their biggest hit, 'I'd Love To Change The World', the third track on the album. Although this was their biggest hit they rarely played it live.

The album itself however, is a well-developed and diverse blues record. While listening to this album it’s easy to come to the assumption that Alvin Lee is underrated and virtually unknown. His blues style is somewhat of a hybrid of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Eric Clapton, and is successful at many speeds. The opener 'One of These Days' is a tremendous example of this. Starting off with slower leads in the verses, the track builds to a faster, Stevie Ray Vaughn-esque solo. 'Uncle Jam' is another highlight of Lee’s play on this record, it is practically a two-minute jam in which trades off between solos from Lee and Churchill (on keyboards). Lee’s best performance however, is in single 'I’d Love to Change the World', in which his leads are truly incendiary.

“A Space in Time” proves to be a diverse album, ranging from the folky 'Here They Come', to the 50’s throwback 'Baby Won’t You Let Me Rock and Roll You'. 'Let the Sky Fall' is a standout track, in which includes psychedelic vocals not unlike Jimi Henrix's 'The Wind Cries Mary'. Another underscore of the record is anti-drug song 'Hard Monkeys', in which argues that life is too good to risk using drugs. “Got no monkey on my back, and I’m never gonna crack. ‘Cause it’s a good life, too good to lose. But it’s a hard world with the junkie blues.”

Overall,"A Space in Time" was Ten Years After's best-selling album. This was due primarily to the strength of "I'd Love to Change the World," the band's only hit single, and one of the most ubiquitous AM and FM radio cuts of the summer of 1971. TYA's first album for Columbia, "A Space in Time" has more of a pop-oriented feel than any of their previous releases had. The individual cuts are shorter, and Alvin Lee displays a broader instrumental palette than before. In fact, six of the disc's ten songs are built around acoustic guitar riffs. Many of the cuts make effective use of dynamic shifts, and the guitar solos are generally more understated than on previous outings. The production on "A Space in Time" is crisp and clean, a sound quite different from the denseness of its predecessors. Though not as consistent as "Cricklewood Green", "A Space in Time" has its share of sparkling moments it is a tremendous guitar record excellent blues rock.

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