Thursday, April 26, 2012

ITALIAN PROG MASTERWORKS 2 - Museo Rosenbach- 1972-1973- Zarathustra & Bonus (Repost)

Hard prog this time for the second post in this serie. This group was formed in 1972 in Rome.
This is a concept album, dedicated to the superman's theory of Nistzche. In the seventies this album was not considered but, year after year, it was going to become a cult in the italian prog discography. The entire side a of old lp was covered by the long suite that gives the name to album. But this sound, even if for me is quite original, can make remember in someone echoes of other artists: see you, please, the bonus cd tracklist to know where Museo Rosenbach found his inspiration....

The members are:

Giancarlo Golzi- Drums, Vocals
Alberto Moreno- Bass, Pianoforte
Enzo Merogno- Guitar, Vocals
Pit Corradi- Mellotron, Hammond
Stefano "Lupo" Galifi- Lead Vocals


1- Zarathustra
a)L'ultimo uomo
b)Il re di ieri
c)Al di là del bene e del male
e)Il tempio delle clessidre
2- Degli uomini
3- Della natura
4- Dell'eterno ritorno


Museo Rosenbach- 1972- Rare & Unrealised

This is a live album (the sound quality is like a quite good bootleg). It contains proto versions of Zarathustra's songs and some covers, and if you search in the list you'll have two or three little surprises (maybe material for your UH connections 3, Colin?)

The members of the band are the same as in Zarathustra album, with the special guest of Leonardo Lagorio, of prog band Celeste, at the sax


01- Zarathustra
02- Degli uomini
03- Della natura
04- Dell'eterno Ritorno (instumental)
05- Dopo
06- Look at yourself
07- With a little help from my friends
08- Shadows of grief
09- Valentyne suite (excerpt)
10- Dopo (english version)
11- Dell'eterno ritorno (encore)

I know, Mister "Lupo"(in english Wolf) Galifi doesn't know some of the Shadows of grief lyrics and he sings in one strange language italo english spanish and i don't know from, but this is a testimoniance of how Uriah Heep was loved in Italy too.

Thanks to all and to the next

PS: for the anonymous reader who posts a comment to the Osanna's post,
The Balletto di bronzo album YS, that i promised as second in this serie, will be the third. Inserisci link

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Ultimate Heep Covers Collection - Various artists Volume 7

Disc 1
01 Van Beukenstein - Easy Livin` Live
02 Dreamer - Sunrise
03 Fast Finger - Time of revelation
04 Kalmar Union -Sadetta vain (Rain)
05 Horrible Hannah - Wizard
06 Nash - Weep in silence
07 Steerforth - Gypsy
08 Synkopy 61 - Bílý vrány (Easy livin')
09 The Spell - Sweet lorraine
10 VanillaHeep - Salisbury
11 Circle of hands - Rainbow demon
12 Vilperin Perikunta - Piirimyyjä (Easy livin')
13 Wild Angel - Look at yourself
14 Alwari Tuohitorvi - Sweet Lorraine
15 Dreamer feat. Ken Hensley - Rain

Disc 2
01 ...a meloun - kouzelnik -the wizard
02 Sad Juicies & the Fair Aussies - Godly Livin
03 Featherwheel - July morning
04 Easy Livin' - Return to fantasy
05 D.C.Cooper- Easy livin'
06 Heep Heads - Pilgrim
07 James Last - Easy Living
08 Ken Hensley - If I had the time
09 Liegelord - Too scared to run
10 Circle of hands - Sunrise
11 Shirley Zwerus - Easy livin'
12 The Madmen - Sunrise
13 Tonix - Frihet (Free me)
14 Easy Livin' -Circle of Hands


Friday, April 20, 2012

The Ultimate Heep Covers Collection - Various artists Volume 6

Disc 1

01 Century - The wizard
02 Circle of hands - Look at yourself
03 Easy Livin' - Easy livin'
04 Unknown - July morning
05 'Eavier than 'umble - Question
06 Freebase - Suicidal man
07 John Lawton & Steve Dunning - One more night
08 LawtonHulme - Return to fantasy-Magician's birthday-Wonderworld
09 Les Humphries - Look at Yourself
10 Outcast - Easy living
11 PLT - Rainbow demon
12 Sonic Perception ft. Antonio Carvalho - July Morning
13 Sons of Noise - Gipsy-version 2
14 Tesla - Stealin'
15 James Last - Live - Easy livin'
16 The Heavy's - Slow Down Mix

Disc 2
01 Unknown - Easy Livin'
02 Apphiliated - Gypsy version 1
03 Circle of hands - The wizard
04 Cosmic Banditos & John Lawton - Easy livin'
05 Danny - Itsesi näät vain, et enempää (Look at yourself)
06 Finland - Too scared to run
07 Fratres - Gypsy
08 Horrible Hannah - July morning
09 Sinister Purpose - Easy livin' - elektrisch
10 John Lawton & Steve Dunning - Tonight
11 Duett Komplett - The wizard
12 Knight Crawler - Stealin'
13 Native Son - That's how I am
14 The Byron Band - July morning
15 The Madmen - The hanging tree
16 Steerforth - Easy livin'

Monday, April 16, 2012

David Byron - Take No Prisoners Repost

Take No Prisoners

Recorded February 1975
Morgan and Roundhouse Studios
London, England
Mixed at the Roundhouse Studios
Initial release March, 1975

This 1975 album was the first solo outing for David Byron, the lead singer for Uriah Heep. It isn't a big surprise that a good portion of the album sounds a lot like the group that gave him his day job: sturdy organ-driven hard-rockers like "Silver White Man" and "Hit Me With a White One" would not be out of place on a typical Uriah Heep album from this period. The fact that every then-current member of Uriah Heep makes at least one appearance on this record further aids this déjà vu feeling. What is surprising about Take No Prisoners is how solid and consistent it is for a between-albums solo venture. The album begins powerfully with "Man Full of Yesterdays," a mid-tempo rocker with a moody, dramatic arrangement that blends an emotional Mellotron-driven sound with autobiographical lyrics. From there, Byron deftly blends his Heep-styled rockers with a variety of roots rock and soul experiments that blend in well with the other, more traditional material: "Steamin' Along" tackles funk with surprising deftness while "Saturday Night" adds a likable country-rock element to its amped-up rock & roll attack. "Love Song" proves that Byron could do a straight ballad with surprising sensitivity and further benefits from a lovely arrangement built on a gentle harpsichord sound. Plenty of sharp rockers are interspersed between these experimental tracks, the best being "Midnight Flyer," a cleverly arranged rocker that alternates spooky, mid-tempo verses with a scorching chorus to create an exciting burst of hard rock. Overall, Take No Prisoners lacks a breakout single or the kind of genre-expanding elements that will win over the casual listener, but it is a well-crafted album that will definitely find favor with Uriah Heep fans. ~ Donald A. Guarisco, All Music Guide

Original album credits:
David Byron: Voice
Mick Box: Guitars
Lou Stonebridge: Keyboards
Denny Ball: Bass
Lee Kerslake: Drums

Other Credits:
Drums: Pete Thompson
Backing vocals: Chanter Sisters, Martha Smith, Neil Lanchaster, Chas Mills and Russ Stone.
Acoustic Guitar: Ken Hensley
Mellotron: John Wetton

Produced by: Peter Gallen and David Byron
Engineer: Ashley Howe
Assistant Engineers: Dave Harris (at Morgan), Trevor Hallesy & John Gallen (at Roundhouse)
Equipment: Dell Roll, Pete Gibbs
Refreshment: Marcus Rose, Moet & Chandon, Remy Martin & Newcastle Brown
©1975 Bronze Records Ltd.

Track Listing:
Side A:
1. Man Full Of Yesterdays (Byron / Box / Stonebridge) 5:36
2. Sweet Rock N' Roll (Stonebridge / McGuinness) 2:49
3. Steamin' Along (Byron / Box / Ball / Thompson / Stonebridge) 5:09
4. Silver White Man (Byron) 3:29
5. Love Song (Byron / Box / Kerslake / Stonebridge) 2:56

Side B:
1. Midnight Flyer (Stonebridge / McGuinness) 5:55
2. Saturday Night (Stonebridge) 2:16
3. Roller Coaster (Byron / Box / Ball / Kerslake / Stonebridge) 3:58
4. Stop (Think What You're Doing) (Byron / Stonebridge / McGuinness) 4:16
5. Hit Me With A White One (Byron / Box / Stonebridge) 3:53

US Cover


Saturday, April 14, 2012

John Lawton- The Big Rarities Collection Vol 1 (1971-2011) repost


01- Just a little bit (1971) 2:14
02- Children of the world (1971) 3:13
03- Jesu Jesu (1972) 3:56
04- One man band (1972) 3:55
05- Little chalk blue (1975) 3:45
06- Eloise (1980) 4:40
07- Dirty Tricks (1990) 4:14
08- All band togheter- Save this world (1990) 3:27
09- Set the world on fire (1993) 8:20
10- Back to the highlands (1993) 5:16
11- Ride ride ride (1994) 3:01
12- Me and my Harley (1994) 3:27
13- More than just a bike (1994) 2:53
14- Someone sings (1995) 4:24
15- Talking ain't cheap (1995) 5:01
16- Zar- Eagle's flight (1995) 4:13
17- It's a long way to go (2003) 5:08
18- Strangers song (2011) 4:11

- Songs from 1 to 4 are from two singles from 1971 and 72
- Song 5 is from "Roger Glover's Butterfly Ball" and is the only repost of this compilation
- Song 6 is the A side of another single
- Songs 7 and 8 are from "The Lenny Mac Dowell Project- Lost Paradise"
- Songs 9 and 10 are from "The Fast Forward Music Project- Excalibur"
- Songs from 11 to 13 are promotional for Harley Davidson motorcycles
- Songs 14 and 15 are from "Eddie Hardin Wizard's convention 2"
- Song 16 is from the Zar's third album and is the only sung by John on this album
- Song 17 come from Chris Catena's 2003 album "Freak Out"
- Song 18 is from the very fresh Pushking's album "The world as we love it"

I'm not modest this time... This is the best compilation that i ever made, full of rarities that you can find only here, on the old Abominogjnr Blog. So i expect your comments, people, because i think that this time i've made really a good work... Inside the file, you'll find the cover collage and, in a separate folder, all covers of albums and singles. The only trouble is that some songs are only 128 kbs (the first 4 songs, song 6 and songs from 11 to 13), but the possibility to listen to those rarities make this not a big problem. The rest is in the same insane 320 kbs.

Good listen to all and make some comments please...

PS: I'm still looking for three albums from Jon Petersen & Skyliner of 1976/77 who contains some songs with John Lawton at lead vocals. If some Blog reader knows where i can find them, maybe next times we'll make the number 2 of this compilation... And some other rarities are not present here because i have not them!! At this link, you can find some rarities that i find only here (covers and descriptions, not files, for them is another question). You can see that a volume 2 of this collection is possible, in the future, we'll see... If some readers has some of them, please make me know... Thank you to all....


Friday, April 13, 2012

The Ultimate Heep Covers Collection - Various artists Volume 5

Disc 1
01 Apphiliated - Gypsy version 3
02 James Last - Easy Living
03 Easy Livin'Band -Bird of prey
04 Circle of hands - Rain
05 The Spell - Easy livin
06 Gamma Ray - Look at yourself
07 John Lawton & Steve Dunning - Wise man
08 Museo Rosenbach - Shadows Of Grief
09 Serpentcult - Rainbow Demon
10 Coverboy - Easy livin'
11 Steerforth - Tears in my eyes
12 Tad Morose - Rainbow demon
13 The Hensley-Lawton Band - I'm alive
14 The Madmen - Sweet lorraine
15 Circle of hands - Easy livin'
16 Emperor - Stealin'

Disc 2
01 Angel Dust - Easy livin'
02 Circle of hands - Circle of hands
03 Easy Livin' - Look at yourself
04 In The Adventures of Sir Vent @ - Easy livin'
05 John Lawton & Steve Dunning - Feelings
06 Music factory - Return to Fantasy
07 Peter Pajic - Svetjo Tako Lep (Wonderworld)
08 PurpleHeep - Stealin
09 Red Baron - Gypsy
10 Steerforth - A Year or a day
11 Sweet Lorraine - Rain
12 Trifase - July Morning
13 Circle of hands - I'm alive
14 Uriah Heep Tribute - I'll keep on trying
15 Woodstosck - gypsy

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Uriah Heep - The London Classic Rock Festival 2002 Acoustic Set (repost)

When I first received this bootleg there was some confusion, on my part anyway, It was tagged as 'Heep live acoustic set at the Magicians' Birthday party 2003' Which I immediately questioned as I was at that show and the acoustic part was only four songs long and performed in the middle of the set, so that meant it had to be from 2002 when Heep played two different sets over two nights as part of the Classic Rock Productions Classic Rock Festival in London (I was at both shows) or was it from the US shows?. Well the big give away for me is obviously Bernie saying goodbye to London at the end of the show. I also did a search on the Internet for heep bootleg artwork and came up with this

Now far for me to contradict someone else's hard work but I cannot see how Heep could possibly have played this venue, on this night, as they were several miles up the road at the Shepherds Bush Empire I may have had a few drinks that evening but I think I should know which venue I was at(also some one somewhere has written that the mean fiddler is just another name for the Astoria, again not true although they are part of the same building they are different venues)

This was a truly memorable weekend for me with not only Heep on the bill (Twice) but also John Lawton, Focus and Asia amongst others The whole weekend was centred around the Heep Festival Club see below

Day 1
As well as purchasing my copy of Dave Ling's excellent book Wizards and Demons I also managed to get it signed by Dave himself and both Mick and Trevor who were present at the festival club and also by Phil who I quite literally bumped into an hour or so before the show on Shepards Bush Green. Focus were on before Heep this evening and bloody brilliant they were too

Day 2

Now this day turned out to be really memorable having failed miserably at the 'Ultimate Heep Fan Quiz' the previous day I was determined to enjoy myself and what better way to do that than by splashing out at the auction

I wasn't particularly bothered which lot I won, I was just determined to win one, and so with a lot of conservative bidding going on at the start, I picked up the signed John lawton gig shirt for the princely sum of twenty quid (This shirt has since been framed and is hanging on my wall as I Wright this). I was happy with my purchase and as I went to collect it I was offered several different ways of paying for it (I had just assumed it would be cash only and I didn't have too much on me) Well when I saw a credit card option my eyes just lit up and I went running back to the auction to see what else I could pick up and i had my sights set on lot 11 which after some fierce bidding that consisted of me just standing there with my hand up until everyone else had given up I won and that too is hanging on my wall right next to Lawtons shirt. I had about an hour or so to kill between the Heep club and the gig so it was of back to the hotel to store my purchases and then back to the venue for the gig

Uriah Heep opened this evening with the acoustic set which I am not going to review as you can hear it for yourself and make you own judgements.

Asia were the main act of the evening and unfortunately I only managed to catch the first 2 or 3 songs as i had been made aware of the fact Lee Kerslake was in the bar (I was upstairs in the seated area) so I took that opportunity to meet him and spent the best part of Asia's set drinking with one of my boyhood hero's.
He also signed the back of the credit card stub with which I had purchased the platinum disc with

It just doesn't get better than that

The acoustic set from The Shepherds Bush Empire Sat 30th Nov 2002

01 The Easy Road
.02 Question
03 Tales
04 Rainbow Demon
05 Circus
06 Why Did You Go
07 The Wizard
08 Heartless Land
09 Blind Eye
10 The Other Side Of Midnight
11 The Way That It Is
12 Rain
13 Dream On
14 Lady In Black


Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Ultimate Heep Covers Collection - Various artists Volume 4


Disc 1

01 Apphilliated - Gypsy version 4
02 Steerforth - Rainbow demon
03 Firefly - Between two worlds
04 Circle of Hands - Tales
05 Easy Livin' Band - Sweet lorraine
06 Medizine - Your turn to remember
07 Ken Hensley - Take care (Footprints in the snow)
08 Blackfoot - Easy livin'
09 Sweet Lorraine - Stealin
10 Uriah Heep Tribute - The Easy Road/Rain
11 Woodstock - Look at Yourself
12 Ken Hensley- Circle Of Hands
13 Yves Couture - I'll keep on tryin'
14 PurpleHeep - Easy Livin
15 The Lawton Dunning Project - Feelings

Disc 2

01 Backup(?) - Rain
02 Bronz - The other side of midnight
03 Circle of hands - Stealin'
04 Clive Rogers and Cobra - The wizard
05 Easy Livin' - Love machine
06 Gilles Snowcat - The easy road
07 Ken Hensley & John Wetton - July morning
08 Lana Lane - Weep in silence
09 Mindbender - Stealin'
10 John Lawton & Steve Dunning - Rain
11 Nightingale - Return to fantasy
12 Party Blues In Bb - Easy Livin
13 Alwari T - Sweet lorraine
14 Echoes in the dark - Stealin'
15 Circle of hands - One way or another
16 The Hensley-Lawton Band - Wise man


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lion - Running All Night - 1980 Vinyl Rip

 Another repost

This is My 'Teaser'
A hugely underrated album from 1980 which features the collective talents of

Steve Webb on lead and rhythm guitars
Robin Le Mesurier on lead and rhythm guitars
Steve Humphreys on bass
Gary Farr on lead Vocals
John Sinclair on Keyboards and Vocals
and Eric Dillon on Drums

Do not confuse this band with the hair metal band of the same name that appeared in the late eighties

This band only hung around for this one album but it has quality all the way through it. probably its biggest problem was how to categorize it as there are numerous different styles on offer here with the bulk of the writing being done by Farr and Sinclair who quite blatantly steals a guitar riff here and there for later use on the 'Abominog' album

  This following review is by Godwaffle and is taken from the rate your music site. I had started to write one myself when I came across this and quite frankly I couldn't have put it any better Interesting to note that this apparently has had a CD release but I couldn't find it anywhere so I have had to settle for  a vinyl copy

This is truly a forgotten little gem from 1980. Like the other reviewer of this album I discovered this band because of another band member. In my case it was keyboardist John Sinclair who went on to play with Uriah Heep soon after this album. Being interested in all things Heep and the numerous bands that all the various members of Heep have played in, I came across this album in a cut-out bin back in 1982. Gary Farr, the singer here, was a veteran already, having fronted the T-Bones in the mid 60s and also had recorded a few excellent solo albums and here he brings a confidence and assurance that is nicely matched and complemented by the rest of the band. That's the thing here--this seems like a release from a band who had been around for several years and the album, carrying all the collective experience of its various members, helps create an assured and highly polished album that veritably shines. "Summer Ghosts", "Cold Sheets (Winters in New York), "Running All Night (With the Lion)".......hell EVERY single song on here is a beautifully constructed and produced piece with lots of interesting group interplay and solos. Some of the material sounds a bit like the Michael McDonald era Doobie Brothers, with Gary Farr's white soulful vocals adding a nice center for the mature and sensitively drawn vignettes the songs reveal. It's a real departure hearing Farr transformed into a rock front man, instead of the introspective singer/songwriter but a close scrutiny of the songs here shows his trademark wit still solidly intact. The context has simply altered. Uriah Heep covered the track, "Running All Night (With the Lion)" and quite frankly, this version is superior. Delivered in a slower tempo, it comes across a touch more urbane and stylish. I also noticed that Sinclair stole a repeated guitar motif from the song "Sweet Fire" for "Sell Your Soul" also from the Heep album "Abominog". Seems like he got a lot of mileage out of this forgotten release!
The absolute highlight of this already great album is the utterly magnificent mini-epic "Diana". This song has a sweeping kind of majesty to it and the lyrics, using the passing of time as a central conceit, to describe how little things change sometimes from an individual perspective, is simply beautiful. Kind of brings to mind the literary song style of Al Stewart. The band are all playing there asses off here too and it's completely inspired. It really is a song you should hear if you haven't (and most people probably haven't). This is the time to hear it too--a small label out of Las Vegas (Retrospect Records) has given this a long overdue CD release and it sounds nearly as good as the vinyl did. I would recommend this to anyone who likes melodic, stylish music a wee bit on the mature side. Like the other reviewer, I suppose this could be called AOR but it's actually in a special category all it's own. That's probably why it didn't find a larger audience on its initial release. Become one of the few, in the know people who can now be privy to a well kept little secret--Running All Night!

There is another Heep connection here in that Eric Dillon played alongside Gary Thain on Miller Anderson's album Bright City

The Following is an extract from Steve Webb's Autobiography

I headed back to Southampton to share a flat with John Cartwright, the extraordinary talented song writer and multi-instrumentalist (He wrote most of the songs in the JRB) and we tried to figure out what to do. The phone rang and it was one Gary Farr who had heard I was free and wanted me to try out for his new band Lion and I needed some bread so John said ‘Do it.’ Gary was one of the greats from the early sixties R&B boom and with his band The T Bones was a big influence on the London scene. He had then gone on to the States and was signed to Atlantic and made a wonderfully poetic album “Addressed to the censors of love” which is changing hands for a lot of loot these days. His new outfit had John Sinclair on keyboards, Eric Dillon on drums and Steve Humphries on bass. Various guitarists had been considered, Snowy White was in for a time, but after a fitful start I was asked to join. The other players had all been in successful bands, John in The Heavy Metal Kids, Eric in Fat Mattress (Noel Redding’s band that toured with Hendrix) and Steve with Mahatma Kane a popular London mob. Gary's brother Rikki was the manager, he had put on the Isle of Wight festivals and ran a huge sound company in the U.S. When we first met he said “Webby, you remind me of Eric Santana especially when you scale up to the treble E.” Now you cant top that I thought but he did. “Lads, we’re gonna go to Los Angeles, build a studio and in six months you'll have a record deal.” And that's exactly what happened give or take a few months. We added another guitarist, the wonderful Robin Le Mesurier (now playing with French star Johnnie Halliday), signed to A&M in 1978 for a monstrous amount of money and had a great time auditioning producers at our demo studio out in Topanga Canyon. We saw Roy Thomas Baker (of Queen fame) who came out in a Rolls and a fur coat, the temperature was 30c, he listened and said, “You want stringy-poohs do you?” Gary wasn't having that. Todd Rundgren, who sat on the floor and trashed the lyrics, said if he took the job it would end up a Todd album, Gary wasn't having that. Glyn Johns (Stones etc.) who after a listen said he'd take the synth outside and chop it up first thing. Well you guessed it! Finally Ron Nevison came out, said nothing, just told us to play and recorded us using our 8 track and ropey old mixer. The result was stunning compared to our own efforts up to then and we wanted him on the case immediately. Nevison had engineered some of the Zep stuff and had huge hits in the States with The Babys and other hard rock acts. His assistant was Mike Clink and we all know Mike went on to produce Guns & Roses, I guess he learned a lot of that sound working with Ron. We worked at the Record Plant and the recording went well and the album was delivered but then the plot began to unwind and Rikki and Ron fell out for God knows what reason, who had the biggest Rolls Royce is my guess. We re-recorded the whole album again with Pete Henderson who had just won a Grammy for Supertramps “Breakfast in America” and I guess we spent A&M’s profit. What a great pile of money. The band were on a weekly advance, $200 bucks or so, so we weren’t rolling in it ourselves but the studio costs and the equipment and all the rest, about four hundred grand, no wonder at the end of it all A&M decided to drop us. We did tour with the Tubes and that was fun, but the band had lost its way and at the end of 1980 we fell apart


01 - Summer Ghosts
02 - Cold Sheets (Winters In New York)
03 - Running all Night With the Lion
04 - Get Here Woman
05 - Helpless
06 - How Does It Feel
07 - Sweet Fire
08 - Diana
09 - Blind Dog (The Nevison Tapes)
10 - Sweet Fire (The Nevison Tapes)

Tracks 1-8 Vinyl Rip
Produced by
Peter Henderson And Lion

Tracks  9&10
From The Ron Nevison Recordings

Finally it would appear that the band carried on without Farr, if only briefly, changing their name to The Difference a name suggested by John Sinclair and still used by Steve Webb
This early version of the band didn't leave us any studio recordings all that would seem to exist is this extremely poor video from 1980

Cheers Abominogjnr 

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Ultimate Heep Covers Collection - Various artists Volume 3

Volume 3 of the ever expanding covers collection Enjoy

Disc 1
01 Alex Gitlin & Curt Cornell - Pilgrim
02 Circle of hands - Return to fantasy
03 Bad Wizard - Love Machine
04 Easy Livin' - So tired
05 Cosmic Banditos - Gypsy
06 PurpleHeep - Sunrise
07 Music factory - Wonderworld
08 John Lawton's Gunhill - Live in germany '99 - Free me
09 The Blackflowers - Circle of Hands
10 Steerforth- Your turn to remember
11 Unknown - Easy livin'
12 The Spell - Gypsy
13 Sacred Steel - Return to fantasy
14 Woodstock - The Wizard
15 VanillaHeep - July morning

Disc 2
01 Bernd Clüver - Frieden (braucht auch ein rebel)- Free Me
02 Denny Ball - Firefly
03 Sinister Purpose - Easy livin' ( semi-acoustic)
04 Iverija - Sunrise
05 Kimera - July morning
06 The Blackflowers - What can I do
07 Easy Livin' Band - Look at yourself
08 Wild Angel - Bird of prey
09 Alex Masi - Easy Livin'
10 Muff & the Lady in Black Gang - Lady In Black
11 Onward - A return to fantasy - Bird of prey
12 Pulsar - No Return
13 Harri Lahti - Easy livin'
14 Steerforth - July morning
15 John Lawton - Free me

Fable - Fable 1973 - Vinyl Rip

I am going to repost some of my earlier blogs with new links starting with this vinyl rip of Pete Goalby's first band "Fable"

Liner Notes


Two or three months before this Album was made, a friend of mine rang to say that he had seen a group he thought I might be interested in. A tape of their songs was sent to me and immediately I was impressed not only with the bands writing talent , but also with their arrangements and musicianship. The group was 'of course' Fable. I was even more impressed when I saw them live; their sound separation was excellent and communication with the audience was immediate, all due to their superb stage presentation.
Having suffered for so long the era of the "35 minute riff groups" It was refreshing for me to hear a band with such a professional approach. The variety in their music makes this Album, in my opinion, a very listen able one indeed and for a band who have only recently formed there is little doubt their best is yet to come.
Every member of Fable has the ability to be a "Star" musician in their own right but because of each ones awareness to contribute to the overall sound,the music never becomes cluttered or colourless

Peter Shelley 1973

The Band
Peter Goalby - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Continental Violin
Paul Robbins - Organ, Piano, Guitar, Slide Guitar, Vocals, Mandolin, Recorder
Peter Mackie - Bass, Vocals
Keith Tully - Drums, L.A. percussion
Mac Bailey - Lead Guitar

01: See My Face(2.53) Goalby
02: She Knows How To Love Me(3.40) Goalby/Robbins
03: Same Key(3.28) Goalby/Robbins
04: Four Horsemen(3.17) Tully/Robbins
05: Speak Your Mind(4.05) Goalby
06: Hard Life(3.20) Robbins
07: Madolin(2.48) Goalby
08: Thick As A Plank(2.11) Goalby/Robbins
09: Google Eye Eye(2.27) Goalby
10: Old Queen (2.55) Goalby