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AFFINITY 1971-72

Affinity

 

Eclectic Prog

2.98 | 12 ratings

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Agemo
2 stars When singer Linda Hoyle and organ player Lynton Naiff left Affinity in 1971 is was the end of the band. The remaining members started working on other projects. The love for Affinity however never ceased to exist and in 1971 they were looking for new members to reform the band. For vocal duties they found Vivienne McAuliffe and as organist they hired Dave Watts. Soon they rehearsed the old material and began working on new songs. Sadly the band ended before a new studio album had been released. This cd contains material from various studio sessions.

Although the music was never intended to be released in this form, there is some interesting music. McAuliffe has a good clear voice, which sounds a bit like Suzanne Vega (especially in the opening track) or like Jerney Kaagman. The album opens strong. Moira's Hand is a cheerful track, where as Grey Skies is more mellow and a bit jazzy and my favourite on this cd. Both tracks are not very complex, but they have some good instrumental passages. They are also very melodic, they're just very enjoyable to listen to. Cream On Your Face sounds a bit west-coast. Sunshower and Poor Man's Song are acoustic ballads. There is a medley from Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower and Miles Davis' About Time. The cd ends with two new written instrumental tracks that where recorded for this cd. They don't really fit in.

From this album only the first two tracks stand out. The rest of the album is not bad but also rather mediocre.

Agemo | 2/5 |

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