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Brian Auger


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.87 | 35 ratings

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4 stars After absolutely excellent "Streetnoise"with Julie Driscoll on vocals, I was affraid to find boring keyboard music on this album. It looked, that after Julie left the band, all other musicians will leave as just back-up musicians.Happily it didn't happen.

Album presents perfect example of early jazz-rock fusion ,based on great and powerfull Auger Hammond sound. And if previous album was much more experimental, with strong avantgarde feeling, "Befour" is more classic fusion album just is introducing this music to European ground. There are some nice covers,including great Herbie Hancock composition "Maiden Voyage". Whenever the vocal line is absent this time, musicians left just fill the space with more drive and more complex music. But they do it successfully.

After listening of that album, all my fears disappeared. It's really pity, that there are no one more album with great Driscoll , but in fact it's just another music and another band. And just because of perfect Auger organ sound and common fusion feel this album is one of really great period's work.

snobb | 4/5 |


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