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Ayers Rock


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.97 | 21 ratings

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4 stars Both Big Red Rock and Beyond are available on CD, and have for some time. I especially like the Big Red Rock production. The quality of the CD is exceptional. Considering it is the earlier release i was surprised that it has such great production standards compared to Beyond which was recorded in the USA. They were truly a great live band. Big Red Rock was actually a live recording in a studio. I think a little was overdubbed, but mostly it was the band live.

Boogie Woogie Waltz demonstrates Ayers Rock having probably one of the best rhythm sections i can think of. The interplay on that piece is phenomenal and i've never gotten tired listening to it. The head of steam and groove they achieve on that song is alone worth the purchase.

By the way there was a third album, Hotspell. By the time of that album they were practically a different band. Hotspell showed Ayers Rock as a more "commercial" band. With a new member, Andy Cowan on vocals and keyboards and composition, they reminded me of Doobie Brothers circa Minute by Minute. Still a very good album, but incredibly rare. It was released on their own label, Red Rock Music (through RCA). It didn't do well at all, with hardly any promotion etc. I'll try and include it on the discography if i can.

RobyB | 4/5 |


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