Audience - Friends Friends Friend (1970) Reissue (1992) Lossless

Audience - Friends Friends Friend (1970) Reissue (1992) Lossless

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Artist: Audience
Title: Friends Friends Friend
Year Of Release: 1970/1992
Label: Virgin[CASCD 1012 263068]
Genre: Prog Rock
Quality: FLAC (image + cue,log,scans)
Total Time: 00:42:41
Total Size: 270mb(+5%)

AUDIENCE was a London-based group that recorded their first album in 69 and had their eponymous debut pulled from the stores a few months after its release, which makes the album a major collectible (Cd versions were also hard to come by until a recent reissue). They got signed by Tony Stratton-Smith of the Charisma label ( GENESIS , VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, THE NICE and a few others) but although not a purely progressive group , they bore a lot of characteristics of the masters. Among which , a profound (and somewhat derangesome) singer whose voice reminds you a bit of PETER HAMMILL, a great wind players able to switch to from flutes to saxes and oboe and a bassist (who wrote the acknowledgement written above ) that doubled on KBs but those remain discreet.

Three more albums were released under the Charisma label , and Friend's Friend's Friend is easily their best although the much-better known House On The Hill is equal in quality , both featuring tight frenetic and high-energy rock but also virtuosity and inventiveness. No real long epics , but plenty of space for all musicians to expand themselves and minor classic tracks like "Raid" , "Jackdaw" , "Priestess" and "House On The hill" can be called minor classic in their own right. Then , the band seemed to want to take things a step further by adding three extra musicians ( a KbB and two reed men) writing a concept album that was supposed to be their crowning achievement. Sadly the album was only partially succesful and the band folded almost immediately after due to internal friction. Only a compilation album (never released on Cd) appaered later that yaer.

AUDIENCE is one of those almost forgotten band of the early 70's , that will bring you much shivers down the spine of most progheads.

1. Nothing You Do - 4:38
2. Belladonna Moonshine - 2:40
3. It Brings a Tear - 2:55
4. Raid - 8:44
5. Rigth on Their Side - 5:24
6. Ebony Variations - 5:29
7. Priestess - 6:14
8. Friends, Friends, Friend - 3:28
9. The Big Spell - 3:03

Howard Werth - Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Vocals
Tony Connor - Percussion, Piano, Drums
Keith Gemmell - Saxophone, Wind, Woodwind
Trevor Williams - Bass Guitar, Vocals

All thanks to original releaser

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