lunedì 21 luglio 2014

Life - Life 1970-72

A true heavy rock-masterpiece from Sweden. Recorded 1970 with lyrics sung in both Swedish and the English language. The English version was released 1971. The music ranges from incredibly beautiful ballads to freaked out jamming. The last 3 songs is bonustracks and were at the time only available on vinyl singles. Reissued in 1997 by Mellotronen (MELLOCD007)

Anders Nordh and Paul Sundlin had previously played together in particular 60th century group of Trolls, and participated on the album King George Discovery. Life was formed in 1970 by Tomas Rydberg, and these young talented musicians delivered progressive rock mixed with jazzy pop songs on the first disc and it use to be said it resembles Leaf Hound and Tear Gas. The album was released both in Swedish and in English, but musical it's the same plate. The disc (English version) is released on CD by Mellotronen. They are said to also participate on the album "Musik från Frihamnen (-72)" with the song "Tro på vår värld". They also rumored that a second LP should exist in four test pressing copies (probably called "Life After Life"). They also released two singles "Jag Färdas / Living Loving(-70)" and "Tro på vår Värld / To the Country (-72)".

The band disbanded in 1972 but Anders and Palle formed together with Peter Lundblad, Tommy Andersson and Lasse Tennander the group Duga that released one album in 1974 loaded with both symphonic rock to pop ballads. In late 1974 Lasse quit the bands to do a solo career and the group changed its name to Figaro. The group had a minor success with the song "Framåt". Anders Nordh later played in the group Bättre Lyss. Life also appeared on the self-titled album by the band "Resan" with the song "Life".

Tracklist:
01.Quo Vadis (I)
02.Nobody Was There To Love Me
03.Many Years Ago
04.Experience Of Love
05.She Walks Across The Room
06.Salling In The Sunshine
07.Quo Vadis (II)
08.Living Is Loving
09.Every Man
10.Experience Of Life
11.One Of Us
12.Yes, I Am
13.Once Upon A Time
14.Quo Vadis (III)
15.Jag Fardas (Bonus Track)
16.To The Country (Bonus Track)
17.Tro Pa Var Varld (Bonus Track)

Life:
Anders Nordh - guitar, piano, organ, bass, vocals
Paul Sundin - bass, 12string acoustic guitar, piano, vocals
Thomas Rydberg - drums, percussion

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adamus67 ha detto...

As teenagers, Anders Nordh and Paul Sundlin had recorded an album with King George Discovery. In June 1970 they formed the trio Life with Thomas Rydberg. It's almost unbelievable that the group came up with such a mature first album; it's as if The Beatles had started with Abbey Road. It ranged from harsh heavy rock ("Many Years Ago" analogue to "I Want You") to pastoral art pop with jazz chords and sweeping strings ("Nobody Was There To Love Me") circumscribed with piano and string orchestra be. Especially the harder pieces, such as the languid "Salling In The Sunshine" or the oblique "One Of Us", show the trio at full height with the British models and contemporaries. Guitar solos with almost improvisatory character prove the excellent skills of Anders Nordh, which experienced a nice anecdote when meeting with Deep Purple. Ritchie Blackmore: "You must be the leadguitarist?" Anders Nordh: "Yeah, how did you know?" Ian Gillan: "The leadguitarist is always the asshole in the group!". The strength of the 14 tracks will be discovered afresh on repeated listening. In addition to the late-sixties style classy songwriting, Anders Nordh was a very talented guitar player who didn't attempt to imitate others. Both a Swedish and English version of the album were released, although the instrumental backing tracks are identical.
LIFE (SWEDISH)1970 COLUMBIA 062-34263
LIFE (ENGLISH)1971 ODEON 062-34366

For seven years, took the battle of Mellotronen with EMI to gain access to the master tapes of these recordings. The original band members, who had been separated in 1972, met again to bring the song material technically up to date, and remaster. Supplemented by the two singles that had at that time the band released, the CD version now the entire body of work of Life - according to label one of the most important Swedish bands of the early Seventies - before. During its brief existence, Life played in the interlude of Procol Harum and Deep Purple and acted as a performer in the musical "Hair".

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