giovedì 31 marzo 2016

Spirit - Clear (2008 Yellow Label SPV Bonus Track) 1969

Biography : Although this album may not be seen as the definitive Spirit statement, it has several moments of brilliance that prove what a revolutionary band they were. Coming off of the success of The Family That Plays Together and "I Got a Line on You," the group entered the studio with Lou Adler once again in the producer's chair. Unfortunately, the group appeared to be beginning to fragment, and it shows on this uneven but ultimately fine album. "Dark Eyed Woman" opens the album with promise, and it is indeed one of Spirit's hardest-rocking studio performances. Randy California's inspired guitar solo is one of the finest performances of the period. The riff and general feel of the track (right down to the siren sound effects) were borrowed by Traffic on "Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory." The record tends to go downhill from there (primarily due to some uninspired songwriting), but is not without its high points, like "Cold Wind" and the awesome closer "New Dope in Town." Review by Matthew Greenwald

01.Dark Eyed Woman 3:07
02.Apple Orchard 4:07
03.So Little Time to Fly 2:49
04.Ground Hog 3:04
05.Cold Wind 3:24
06.Policeman's Ball 2:21
07.Ice 5:52
08.Give a Life, Take a Life 3:23
09.I'm Truckin' 2:25
10.Clear 4:09
11.Caught 3:10
12.New Dope in Town 4:24
Bonus Track
13.1984 (a-side of Ode single ZS7 128) 3:37
14.Sweet Stella Baby (b-side of Ode single ZS7 128) 2:55
15.Fuller Brush Man 3:19
16.Coral 3:05

Mark Andes - Bass, Vocals
Randy California - Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Ed Cassidy - Percussion, Drums
Jay Ferguson - Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
John Locke - Keyboards

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