martedì 20 agosto 2013

Velvet Night - Velvet Night 1970

Velvet Night's sole album is very much an unintentional portrait of its era -- so classically on the cusp of late-'60s into '70s hard psych/heavy metal that it almost seems like it couldn't exist any other time.
The sextet's work isn't a lost classic by any means, but neither is the recorded evidence a tedious washout -- if only scholars of the time will really want to hear this in the end, there have been far worse albums rescued from obscurity.
Lead singer Lynn Boccumini's vocal work, if obviously indebted to Grace Slick in part if not in whole, does provide a good calling card for the band,
while her polite take on a more blues-leaning approach, evident in moments like the conclusion of their take on Donovan's "Season of the Witch." To their credit, the original numbers stand out more than the remakes, some of which were written by their producers Jimmy Curtiss and Steve Kanyon, such as the title (and thus bandname) song, which starts with a swirl of keyboard and guitar chaos before settling into an attractive but still slightly off chug.
But the version of the Band's "The Weight" -- especially whichever male member is trying to do the lead vocals -- is definitely a step too far. [The CD was also released with a bonus track.]

01.Season Of The Witch
02.Velvet Night
03.Freak Show
  a) I Feel Free
  b) Sunshine Of Your Love
  c) White Room
  d) I'm So Glad
05.The Weight
06.Edge Of The Woods
07.Don't Let Them Stand In Your Way
08.If I Were A Carpenter
09.I'm Shure He'll Come Most Anytime (bonus track)

Velvet Night:
Lynn Boccumini - vocals
Doug Catuogno - percussion
Frank Chiaro - bass
Tony Faranda - guitar
Peter Fuino - sax, flute, vocals
Vinnie Nisi - keyboards, vocals

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