Sunday, August 14, 2011

If - Europe '72 (1972 uk jazz rock, fusion and progressive rock - repertoire records repuk edition - FLAC)

Europe '72 consists of four alternate takes from the "live in the studio" sessions which produced If's fourth album, Waterfall, and three extended tracks recorded in concert. Singer J. W. Hodkinson is less effective on the in-concert recordings, straining to be heard above the band in the live context. However, the playing is hot throughout, showing what a potent force the band was during its too-short existence. "What Did I Say About the Box, Jack," a highlight from the debut album, is stretched out over twenty minutes here, providing each of these fine musicians plenty of opportunity to show his chops. Although it's not the place for the uninitiated to start (the first album is the one), Europe '72 is a welcome addition to the recorded legacy of this excellent jazz-rock septet. by Jim Newsom

What Did I Say About The Box Jack?

Track list:
1. "Waterfall" – 4:38
2. "The Light Still Shines" – 5:00
3. "Sector 17" – 8:06
4. "Throw Myself to the Wind" – 4:02
5. "I Couldn't Write and Tell You" – 9:46
6. "Your City Is Falling" – 5:47
7. "What Did I Say About the Box, Jack?" – 20:20
Total Time: 57:40

Dennis Elliott – drums
JW Hodkinson – lead vocals and percussion
John Mealing – keyboards and backing vocals
Dick Morrissey – tenor/soprano saxophones and flute
Dave Quincy – tenor/alto saxophones
Jim Richardson – bass
Terry Smith – guitar

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