Thursday, April 16, 2015

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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2 comments:

CrunchyFrog said...

Thanks again Silverado! This is the first album I heard by these guys and a strong favorite among their 5 albums. art rock, prog, classic rock, whatever you want to call it... very good!

Del Buck said...

Wow - this is great! Sorry to bang on about this band but I had forgotten how good they were. Listening to the first two albums nearly 40 years later (oh dear!) I now realise that they were the british Little Feat, but somehow morphed into Pink Floyd for 'Sleeping', which was twice as long when they played it live with a lengthy echo-slide guitar intro. Magnificent - how did you get onto them Silverado?