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Open ~ Brian Auger & Trinity W/Julie Driscoll
Open ~ Brian Auger & Trinity W/Julie Driscoll
4.0 out of 5 stars jazzy mods, June 24 2004
A very upscale, classy version of Austin Powers music -- swinging London w/ a healthy dose of jazz. Don't know about this guitarist, but just before this lineup John McLaughlin (later of Mahavishnu Orchestra) was with Auger. Some great jazz guitar on "In and Out." The main thing here is the rocking, sock-it-to-me organ and some solid soul vocals by Jools (Driscoll, a groovy bird if ever there was). The album is from 1967. Included, and worth the price of admission, is their cover of "This Wheel's on Fire" a non-album hit from 1968. It's not as inventive as The Band's version, but it's more rockin'. Some good jamming in "Black Cat" and "Season of the Witch" and spirited up-tempo pop… Read more
Wells On Fire ~ Procol Harum
Wells On Fire ~ Procol Harum
Like a rarely seen ghost ship, Procol Harum returns! And they are
at the top of their game, with their best album since 1973's
Exotic Birds and Fruit. They were always a strange combination
of art rock and R&B, and both sides are well represented here.
"The Emperor's New Clothes" is a first rate example of their
complex yet moving adaptation of classical to pop, showing that
Gary Brooker knows as many chords as Scriabin. It would sound
at home in the Grand Hotel. More reminiscent of their earlier
work are "A Robe of Silk" and Matthew Fisher's grand finale,
"The Signature." But there's plenty of bluesy rock… Read more