Sunday, June 28, 2015

Hookfoot - Live In Memphis USA 1972 (Uk great blend of rock, soul & blues - 1990 edition - flac)


Hookfoot was a quintet formed at the end of the '60s as a recording unit by a half-dozen session players associated with Dick James' publishing and later with his DJM Records label. They never made much of an impression on the charts, despite their work being licensed to A&M Records, through which they released four LPs in the U.S.A. Ian Duck (vocals, harmonica), Dave Glover (bass), Roger Pope (drums, vocals), and Caleb Quaye (guitar, vocals) were the original lineup, with Bob Kulick (guitar, vocals) coming in alongside Quaye, and Fred Gandy joining on bass later.(Bruce Eder)

Does anyone remember how good this group was besides me? This is the fourth release (after Hookfoot, Good Times A Comin, Communication, and Roaring),that I can find from one of the most underated groups from England in the early 70's;Hookfoot. Eight live tracks(5 from the various studio releases) that show what a great band these guys were! A talented guitar band led by Caleb Quaye, and Ian Duck, this four piece band with Roger Pope and Dave Glover/Freddy Gandy could play it all; loud and funky rock n'roll,electric or acoustic blues, combined with great lyrics and superb musicianship. If you can find this disc check it out, because this may be the only Hookfoot music you'll be able to listen to on CD anytime soon. It's a decent recording(considering the time it was made),and shows a "live" sound most fans like me never got to hear. See if you agree with me, that these guys played great music that sounded like nothing else from England that was being played in 1972- it'll make you feel young again!!(By wwwperkmp)

Tracklist
01 Taxman
02 If I Had The Words
03 They'll Never Find Us Up There
04 Here I Come
05 Cuckoo
06 Cruisin'
07 Nature Changes
08 Freedom



Credits
Caleb Quaye : Lead & Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards
Ian Duck : Rhythm & Lead Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica
Fred Gandy : Bass
Roger Pope : Drums, Vocals

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Jean-Jacques Kravetz - Kravetz (1972 great germany heavy prog - flac)


Jean Jacques Kravetz is a french multi-instrumentalist (piano, keyboard, sax) and fruitful composer who released his whole career in Germany. He first made a name in Hamburg musical scene. In a relative discretion he published a solo effort simply called Kravetz (1972). In this solo excursion he was accompanied by the famous Udo Lindenberg on drums. Musically, the album is a pleasant combination between heavy fuzzy organs and krauty improvs. Kravetz is mostly known for being the keyboardist of Frumpy, Kin Pink Meh and Atlantis. Today he is recognised as one the great pionniers of German rock.

 This is one of my all time favourite early 70's Krautrock related LP's. Highly underrated, and I've never grown tired of listening to it.
'Jean-Jacques Kravetz' is of course the renowned keyboardist of the great German band Frumpy.
Born in Paris in 1947, he moved to Hamburg Germany in 1967, where he was one of the co founders of the great aforementioned German band.
 This was his first solo album released in 1972. Jean is backed by the superb musicianship of Udo Lindenberg(drums), Carl-G. Stephan(bass) and Thomas Kretzschmer(guitar).
 The lineup here is actually 'The Udo Lindenberg Band' with Kravetz at the helm. Though this was much more in the 'heavy progressive' vein in comparisonn to Udo's much more commercial sounding solo output that came later.
 Female vocalist spectacular 'Inga Rumpf' (Frumpy/Atlantis) also makes a guest appearance on the opening track 'I'd Like To Be A Child Again'. Udo takes over the vocal duties on the rest of the album.
 The band are super tight here, and musically it definitely surpasses anything recorded by Atlantis, and in my opinion, rivals some of Frumpy's best material as well.
 The only real downside I can see are the somewhat patchy vocal arrangements. But the instrumental passages (and there's many) are worth the price of admission alone. Highly recommended!
(Review By Doc_Smiley) 

Tracklist
01- I'd Like To Be A Child Again  9:35
02- Ann Toomuch  7:55
03- Routes  7:27
04- When The Dream Is Over  3:14
05- Master Of Time 9:51



Credits
Jean-Jacques Kravetz - Organ, Piano, Percussion, Synthesizer, 
Carl-G. Stephan - Bass
Udo Lindenberg - Drums, Percussion, Vocals 
Thomas Kretzschmer - Guitar 
Inga Rumpf - Vocals On 01
Roger Hook - 12 Strings Guitar On 01 & 04


David Crosby & Friends - The Perro Sessions 1971 - Part 04 - 2 Cds (Flac)



Personnel
David Crosby – guitar, vocals
Graham Nash – guitar, vocals
Paul Kantner – guitar, banjo, vocals
Grace Slick – piano, vocals
Jorma Kaukonen – lead guitar
Jack Casady – bass
Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
Phil Lesh – bass
Bill Kreutzmann – drums
Mickey Hart – percussion
David Freiberg – viola, vocals


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David Crosby & Friends - The Perro Sessions 1971 - Part 03 - 1 Cd (Flac)



Personnel
David Crosby – guitar, vocals
Graham Nash – guitar, vocals
Paul Kantner – guitar, banjo, vocals
Grace Slick – piano, vocals
Jorma Kaukonen – lead guitar
Jack Casady – bass
Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
Phil Lesh – bass
Bill Kreutzmann – drums
Mickey Hart – percussion
David Freiberg – viola, vocals


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David Crosby & Friends - The Perro Sessions 1971 - Part 01 - 4Cd (Flac)



The Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra is a nickname given to artists who recorded together in the early 1970s. They were predominantly members of Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Crosby, Stills and Nash. Their first album together was Blows Against the Empire, when they were known as Jefferson Starship. The name changed to Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra for the next album, David Crosby's If I Could Only Remember My Name. During the sessions for Crosby's album at Wally Heider Studios, the musicians of each band were invited to the sessions and rehearsed hours of material, and everything was recorded. Material played during these recorded sessions in 1971 was used for Crosby's album (the "PERRO Chorus" is credited on the song, "What Are Their Names") and several other solo albums after Crosby's (see discography). The name Jefferson Starship was later used for Paul Kantner and Grace Slick's new band formed in 1974. Paul Kantner recorded a solo album in 1983 as a tribute to this time, Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra.

Personnel
David Crosby – guitar, vocals
Graham Nash – guitar, vocals
Paul Kantner – guitar, banjo, vocals
Grace Slick – piano, vocals
Jorma Kaukonen – lead guitar
Jack Casady – bass
Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
Phil Lesh – bass
Bill Kreutzmann – drums
Mickey Hart – percussion
David Freiberg – viola, vocals

PERRO Discography
1970 Blows Against the Empire by Paul Kantner and Jefferson Starship
1971 If I Could Only Remember My Name by David Crosby
                Songs for Beginners by Graham Nash
                Sunfighter by Paul Kantner and Grace Slick
1972 Graham Nash David Crosby by Graham Nash and David Crosby
                Rolling Thunder by Mickey Hart
1973 Baron von Tollbooth & the Chrome Nun by  Kantner,  Slick, and  Freiberg
1983 Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra by Paul Kantner


Eric Quincy Tate - Chattahoochee River - Atlanta - Georgia - May '74 (Flac)


Tracks Listing
01.White Line
02.Papst Blue Ribbon
03.Father Michaels
04.The Bream are still biting in Ferriday
05.Flying Machine
06.Half ain´t been told *

Donnie McCormick - Lead Vocals,Drums,and everything else at one time
David Cantonwine - Bass
Joe Rogers - Piano
Wayne "Bear" Sauls - Guitars,Lead Vocals on *
Jerome Joseph - Congas



Great Blend of R&B,Blues,Rock,Psychedelic......played the southern way.
They just owned the Strip ,Piedmont Park...... just like the Booger Band,The Sweet Younguns,the Allman Bros. etc.....everybody played with everybody...in places like the Bottom of the Barrel,The Bowery,Hot´Lanta.......(Many Thanks to Traink)

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Eric Quincy Tate - Old Fairfax Th. - Fairfax - Va - December 12th 1975 (Flac)


Tracklist
01.Whiskey Woman Blues
02.Flying Machine
03.White Line > Half ain´t been told *
04.Brown Sugar
05.Texas Sand > The Bream are still biting in Ferriday
06.Who´s got the time to bother
07.What´s nude
08.Honky Tonk Man > No rollin´Boogie
09.Food,Phone,Gas and Lodging *
10.Chattahoochee Coochee Man
11.Things I think I think I´ll find
12.Texas *
13.Whiskey Woman Blues (different mix)

Credits
Donnie McCormick - Lead Vocals, Drums,and everything else at one time
David Cantonwine - Bass
Joe Rogers - Piano, Hammond B3
Wayne "Bear" Sauls - Guitars, Lead Vocals on *





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Eric Quincy Tate - Lake Spivey - 1974 (Flac)



You can tell by this Show....they never played the same show twice the same way.......pure energy !! The took the late night club onto the big Stage.
They had about 130 songs at this time

01. Instrumental
02. I love the life I live > The Thrill is gone
03. Can´t get home for your Party
04. Big Legged Mama *
05. No rollin´ Boogie // No rollin´Boogie
06. Brown Sugar > Things
07. Past Blue Ribbon
08. Chattahoochee Coochee Man
09. The Letter
10. Summertime
11. Whiskey Woman Blues //

Donnie McCormick - Lead Vocals,Drums,and everything else at one time
David Cantonwine - Bass
Joe Rogers - B3 organ
Wayne "Bear" Sauls - Guitars,Lead Vocals on *
Tommy Carlise - Guitar,Slide
Jerome Joseph - Congas





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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Eric Quincy Tate - Live At The Whippin' Post - Augusta Georgia - 1977 (Vinyl Rip - Flac)


Eric Quincy Tate were not a person, they were a band - a quartet of down-and-dirty swamp rockers, Naval reservists stationed in Quincy, MA, but based down South, playing regularly in Texas where they were discovered by Tony Joe White, who shared a similar taste for blues, R&B, and soul.
Eric Quincy Tate is pure swamp pop, mixing up soul, blues, country, and rock & roll into a dynamite concoction of thick, funky roots rock.

Tracklist:
01. Brown Sugar
02. Hit The Road Jack
03. Cherry Pie
04. Shake Rattle & Roll
05. Whiskey Woman Blues...I Can't Turn You Loose
06. Whiskey Woman Blues...Reprise
07. White Line
08. Crazy Arms
09. Worms
10. No Rollin' Boogie  

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Eric Quincy Tate - Summer 1975 - Hot´Lanta - Atlanta - GA (Soundboard - Flac)


Great Blend of R&B,Blues,Rock,Psychedelic......played the southern way...
They just owned the Strip ,Piedmont Park...... just like the Booger Band,The Sweet Younguns,the Allman Bros. etc.....everybody played with everybody...in places like the Bottom of the Barrel,The Bowery,Hot´Lanta....... 
Enjoy !!! (By Traink, many thanks to him)

Tracklist
01. Misty
02. How many ways a man can get the Blues
03. Don´t let me loose this Dream
04. The Letter
05. No rollin´ Boogie 
06. Father Michael
07. Drivin´Wheel


Credits
Donnie McCormick - Lead Vocals,Drums,and everything else at one time 
David Cantonwine - Bass
Joe Rogers - B3 organ 
Wayne "Bear" Sauls - Guitars
Tommy Carlise - Guitar,Slide 

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Eric Quincy Tate - Live At Tuscaloosa - Alabama - April '73 - Flac



Tracklist
01 Funky Instrumental
02 Season of the Witch
03 Honky Tonk Man >No rollin´ Boogie
04 Brown Sugar
05 Things (I think I think I´ll find) fade out

Credits
Donnie McCormick - Lead Vocals,Drums,and everything else at one time
David Cantonwine - Bass
Joe Rogers - B3 Organ,Piano
Wayne "Bear" Sauls - Guitars (Just joined the Band)
Jerome Joseph - Congas

Eric Quincy Tate was one of the greatest Southern Rock bands of all time, but they just never got the recognition they so richly deserved. The Texas based band was compared by many to fellow Capricorn Records artists The Allman Brothers Band, due mostly to their extreme talent and ability to take the music to another level in concert, playing extended jams and brilliantly executed rock songs.Two of the band’s founding members died during the past year or so, leaving behind a musical legacy of great importance to any who ever heard them live or on record, because onc you herd the band, you were hooked for life.(Many Thanks to Traink)

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Copperhead - 1st unreleased Lp (November 1970, SBD from John Cipollina's master cassette - wave)


Recorded at John Cipollina's home's studio, Mill Valley, California.
This is exactly the copy of the original John's notes reported on his reel.

This is a rare recording. Copperhead's story is long, but in a few words: first Copperhead attempt in this, John tried to shopthis at various record companies with no luck. Two years later his father Gino paid for the recording of a demo that finally was sold to CBS (= First Lp).
A year later the second album was ready to release, but Columbia stopped the project because the first one sold nothing. Columbia still have the masters of the 2nd lp. John's brother Mario tried to rebuy it from them to release it, but did not get a reply from any Columbia executive.  
Nice to hear Jim McPherson. I wonderif anyone's got/heard much of Jim's previous band's Stained Glass and before that, "The Trolls". The Trolls had a monster song called "Walkin' Shoes". It's a must have in my book...(38f Fabio) 

Tracklist
01. Rocket Ship
02. Putting It To You (I Just Gonna Move You)
03. Drunken Irish Setter (1st ever known version)
04. Motel Party Baby (tape's speed is not stable on the original recording)
05. Highway No.9 (acoustic version)
06. Mama (title of the first incarnation of Bigelow 6-9000)
07. Chameleon (Unobsky & McPherson on vocals)



Credits
John Cipollina - lead guitar, hawaian steel guitar, steel guitar.
Mark Unobsky - guitars & vocals
Jim Murray - guitars, tablas & Harmonica
Jim McPherson - Piano & vocals
David Weber - drums
Cyrus - bass

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Terry & The Pirates - The Last Day Saloon - San Francisco - 1985-01-19 (Flac)


Amazing show by Terry Dolan & his Pirates : John Cipollina, Greg Douglass, David Hayes & Greg Elmore ....

Disc 1
01 Instrumental 1:39
02 Vain River 5:10
03 Genoa 3:22
04 Shadow Of The Buffalo 3:46
05 Heartbeatin' Away 5:33
06 Higher And Higher 4:49
07 Razor Blade 2:56
08 Montana Eyes 4:56
09 Soul Serenade 5:42
10 Highway 4:52
11 Yankee Son 4:13
12 Inside And Out 3:41
13 Something To Lose 4:58
14 I Put A Spell On You 5:44
15 All Worth The Price You Pay 12:35
16 Silverado Trail 5:51

Disc 2
01 Train Kept A Rollin' 3:52
02 Ain't Livin Long Like This 5:51
03 Hideaway 5:20
04 Rising Of The Moon 5:20
05 Country Plow 5:05
06 Writing You A Letter 3:46
07 Outlaws And Inlaws 8:23
08 Into The Wind 4:01
09 Gunmetal Blues 3:54
10 Follow Her Around 4:31
11 Rainbow 5:13
12 Wish I Was Your River 6:22
13 Don't Do It 10:32

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The O Band - The Knife - (1977 Uk classic rock blended progressive rock - Flac)


The Band Called "O" final studio LP contains stunning versions of Spirit's "Look To The Left Look To The Right" and Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Almost Saturday Night" as well as nice quality self composed songs. Through never achieving the commercial success they merited there's no doubting that the O-Band were one of the UK's finest Rock bands of the 70's. However, this album is excellent, and can be regarded as a swan song succeeded ...
 Musically, their style had already evolved from progressive rock to soft-rock, but it then moved towards a pop style. They changed their name to "The O Band" and released a 12" EP Look to the Left, Look to the Right in 1977. before recording their final album The Knife, from which the single "Almost Saturday Night"/"Love Ain't A Keeper" was taken, also in 1977. Shortly before a planned change of management, Pix Pickford decided to leave for a solo career. The O Band later disbanded at the end of 1977. 

Tracklist
01. Look To The Left Look To The Right
02. Almost Saturday Night
03. Im Gonna Leave You
04. Strange Lovin
05. Back Alley Lightning
06. Time Seems To Fly
07. The Knife
08. Got To Run
09. Venus Avenue
10. A Smile Is Diamond ( Maxi Version)
11. Fine White Wine


Credits
Mark Anders - Bass Guitar
Pix Pickford - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Greg Anders - Vocals, Guitar, Slide Guitar
Jeff Bannister - Vocals, Keyboards
Derek Ballard - Drums, Percussion

A Band Called O - Within Reach - (1976 Uk classic rock blended progressive rock - flac)


I saw this band three times on the UK college circuit (at UCW Aberystwyth in the mid-70s) and they sounded almost exactly as they do on this album: wonderfully melodic very tight musicianship led by Pix on lead guitar; West Coast US inspired, but nevertheless 'English sounding'. Pix is still playing with a band called Racket: he is better than Mark Knopfler, but having just as distinctive a signature sound. Pix was from the Channel Islands. A picture of him shows him playing a strat and still looking in good health. There is a telephone number given on which you can book gigs, by Racket, that is, but sadly not by The O Band. 
  The band used to be obsessed about getting the sound-engineering just right on stage and would keep us waiting for 10 to 15 minutes, playing to an empty, locked auditorium while the engineer made fine adjustments on the desk. You could watch through the windows in the doors. The wait was always worth it. The band were fine vocalists as well as great players. When I saw them they were first called Oasis! I do not know why they changed name. I remember Pix played with a slightly distracted look of concentration and absorption by the music. He used to look above the heads of the audience, apparantly studying the wall behind us, but seeing nothing I guess. He took his picking really seriously.
  So to the album. Each track has a complimentary momentum and feel so that the overall effect is very coherent. The last track is a kind of gentle 'goodbye'. Smile is a Diamond seems to be the most highly regarded track, but I find them all equally good.
  If you want a benchmark, I would place Crosby Stills Nash and Young 'Deja Vu' and The Band 'Stagefright' slightly ahead of this album. In other words Within Reach by The O Band is World Class Country Rock and an essential album for any blissed-out soft rocker. I love it.
  Dear Pix: any chance of an O Band reunion gig? You'd find me in the front row and before that, trying to get in just to enjoy the sound check. Dig your style! How did you develop it and what set up did you use back then? Stay in good health: too many rockers die young!!
(By Dr. S. L. Smith "Steve Smith"

Tracklist
01. Smile Is Diamond
02. Feel Alright
03. Lucia Loser
04. Don't Cha Wanna
05. Money Talk
06. Still Burning
07. Paradise Blue
08. Long Long Way
09. Within Reach
10. A Smile Is Diamond (Single Version)
11. Coasting (Single B-Side) 
12. Love Ain't a Keeper (Single B-Side) 

Credits
Pix - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Mark Anders - Bass
Derek Ballard - Drums, Percussion  
Craig Anders - Vocals, Peddle Steel Guitar, Slide Guitar 
Jeff Bannister - Vocals, Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Synthesizer



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A Band Called O - Oasis - (1975 Uk classic rock blended progressive rock - Vinyl rip - Flac


Tracklist
01. Amovin' (3:44)
02. Foolin' Round (4:31)
03. Sleeping (5:20)
04. Morrocan Roll (2:41)
05. Fine White Wine (3:46)
06. Take Your Time (3:12)
07. Bird Of Paradise (4:11)
08. Ice (2:12)
09. That's Up (3:17)
10. Some People (5:46)

Credits
Pix - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Craig Anders - Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar
Derek Ballard - Drums & Percussion
Peter Filleul - Electric Piano, Clavinet, Synthesizer, Vocals  
Mark Anders - Bass Guitar 


In 1975, they released their second album, Oasis. They had one track "There Ain't Nothing I Wouldn't Do" on a single to promote their tour with Sassafras and Randy Pie as the "Hot On The Tracks" package. Musically it found the group teamed with producer Nicky Graham.  Clearly interested in courting a larger audience, material like the funky 'Amovin'', 'Foolin' Round' and 'Fine White Wine' found the band working in a more commercial mid-1970s AOR genre. With all five members and producer Graham contributing to the writing chores, the set wasn't bad. Powered by some nice lead vocals from Pickford, the collection was tuneful and occasionally fun (check out 'Bird of Paradise'). Powered by some jumpy synthesizers the group composition 'Take Your Time' showcased a mild progressive feel.  Similarly. complete with a pretty melody and weird reggae mid-section 'Sleeping' offered up a nod to their progressive roots and was probably the most atypical of the ten songs.  

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A Band Called O - A Band Called O - (1974 Uk classic rock blended progressive rock - Vinyl rip - Flac)


Tracklist 
01 Red Light Mama Red Hot  (6:20) 
02 Angelica  (3:41) 
03 Helping Hand  (3:38) 
04 Lady Beatrice  (3:55)
05 Ride, Ride, Ride  (3:12) 
06 Rock Roll Clown  (3:38) 
07 All I Need  (2:02) 
08 Get Funky (3:30) 
09 Captain Cellophane / Sidewalk Ship (12:00) 

Credits
Pix - Vocals, Guitar
Derek Ballard - Drums
Peter Filleul - Electric Piano, Vocals  
Mark Anders - Bass Guitar 
Craig Anders - Guitar, Slide Guitar

A Band Called O were a band from Jersey, Channel Islands. Originally known as "The Parlour Band", playing progressive rock, they renamed to "A Band Called O" for two albums on CBS/Epic and later to "The O Band" for a further albums with UA. Despite issuing five albums, on three major labels, and being championed by John Peel, for whom they recorded four Peel Sessions, they had no chart success; but were a popular live act, who toured Britain and Europe.

Formed in Jersey, Channel Islands, circa 1970, as "The Parlour Band", the early line up comprised brothers Mark Anders (bass and vocals) and Craig Anders (lead guitar and vocals) with Peter Filleul (keyboards and vocals) formerly of the Climax Blues Band , John “Pix” Pickford (guitar and vocals) and Jerry Robbins (drums). Released in 1972, The Parlour Band's only album Is a Friend?, was produced by Nick Tauber in a melodic progressive rock style, sounding like a "more mainstream, less art-rock-inclined Yes" with strong keyboard and guitar parts.The Parlour Band toured supporting Caravan and Steve Hillage’s Khan.

A Band Called O
They relocated from Jersey to Leicester, changed their name to "A Band Called O", and their drummer to Derek Ballard. This line-up released their first album on the Epic label, produced by Ben Sidran of the Steve Miller Band, and Chris White of the Zombies. A Band Called O (1974) and, despite being an album orientated band, a single "Rock and Roll Clown"/"Red Light Mama Red Hot" was released in Germany while they recorded the first of four Peel Sessions on 24 September 1974. They recorded their second Peel Session on 18 March 1975, before touring with Man and John Cipollina. Later that year, they released their second album, Oasis. They had one track "There Ain't Nothing I Wouldn't Do" on a single to promote their tour with Sassafras and Randy Pie as the "Hot On The Tracks" package.
Filleul left and was replaced by Ian Lynne, after about 6 months he was also replaced by Jeff Bannister, formerly with the John Barry Seven, The Alan Bown Set and Jess Roden’s Bronco.[8] The band changed label from CBS/Epic to United Artists, played their third Peel Session on 23 March 1976 and released their third album Within Reach later that year.[9] A promotional single "Excerpts from Within Reach" was issued in the UK whilst two singles were taken from the album: "A Smile Is Diamond" / "Coasting" was issued in Germany, and "Don't cha Wanna" /"Coasting" in the UK. They played their fourth and final Peel Session on 22 February 1977.

The O Band
Musically, their style had already evolved from progressive rock to soft-rock, but it then moved towards a pop style. They changed their name to "The O Band" and released a 12" EP Look to the Left, Look to the Right in 1977. before recording their final album The Knife, from which the single "Almost Saturday Night"/"Love Ain't A Keeper" was taken, also in 1977. Shortly before a planned change of management, Pix Pickford decided to leave for a solo career. The O Band later disbanded at the end of 1977.

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