sabato, marzo 26, 2011

Philamore Lincoln - The North Wind Blew South(1970 us/uk psych sym-psych)


Philamore Lincoln - The North Wind Blew South

Often badmouthed and always considered as a minor piece of music for some reason - I actually think that it's not far from being a great record.
The annoying, filler material is only represented by a couple of tracks (at the end of the album), and pretty much everything else here is good.
The opening track has those sweeping, majestic strings and vocals on par with anything from the golden ear of Baroque Pop. Track 4 "Early Sherwood" has a child-like, melancholy playfulness that reminds me of Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd, "Temma Harbour" is a great little pop song...
I mean, there are far worse albums from the 60's out there - I actually think that it's better than certain overrated records like Dana Gillespie's "Foolish seasons" for instance - so I really don't know what doesn't go down well with people here.
It is fresh, it is varied, it has period flavor - good stuff to my ears.
From RYM (horus in monoxyde)

4 commenti:

ge ha detto...

blogs introduce us to great DISCoveries. if you like this as i do, also try same-era albums of: Hilton Valentine, Danny McCulloch, Wil Malone, Gordon Alexander, Zoot Money, Toby Ben, Rod St. James, John Braheny... and Del Shannon

Betelgeuse ha detto...

sure i will do it!
i should already have something from malone & Gordon...

jefflawson51 ha detto...

Are you kidding! I Love this record.
There are 2 or 3 duff tracks, but Philamore creates a great late 60's early 70's vibe with his gentle songs.Temma Harbour was a hit for Mary Hopkins. Jimmy Page is rumored to have played on this.Likely due to Paul Samwell Smith's production.

Betelgeuse ha detto...

@Jefflowson...hey don't shoot on the messenger! i found this review on RYM!!!;)
i found this album very enjoyable and with a strange but unique musical style!

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