Header
The Nice - Autumn To Spring CD (album) cover

AUTUMN TO SPRING

The Nice

 

Symphonic Prog

3.85 | 13 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Easy Livin
Special Collaborator
Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
3 stars Worth getting... 35 years ago!

This compilation actually sold quite well when it was originally released in 1973. In the UK, the title was slightly different, being Autumn '67, Spring '68. At the time, ELP were riding on the peak of their popularity, so anything which offered an insight into the background of the band members was lapped up by an inquisitive public. The Nice having been in relative terms not nearly as successful, this budget priced release offered a useful summary of their earliest recordings.

Many of the tracks here appeared on the band's first album, albeit in slightly different form. If you have the original albums though, there's nothing here which makes this release essential.

The highlight has to be the spirited (and controversial) interpretation of America from West side story, the rest of the tracks being decidedly more mundane. As the band evolved, they would move into more progressive areas with pieces such as The five bridges suite and Rondo. Here by and large, we have psychedelic and pop influenced rock with hints of proto-prog.

Worth getting at the time, but now of historical interest only.

Easy Livin | 3/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Share this THE NICE review

>

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.02 seconds