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3.49 | 38 ratings | 4 reviews | 29% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 1968

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. City of Darkness (2:55)
2. Harold Dubbleyew (3:10)
3. Hatton Mill Morning (3:37)
4. Green Side Up (2:02)
5. Wallpaper (2:40)
6. Did You Die Four Years Ago Tonight? (2:20)
7. Watcha Kelele (3:57)
8. Reverend J. McKinnon (2:55)
9. Sunday Joint (2:03)
10. War or Peace (9:56) :
- a. Theme 2:11
- b. East Meets West 2:39
- c. Battle Scene 0:38
- d. Conscience 2:00
- e. Epilogue 2:28

Total Time 35:35

Bonus tracks on 2008 remaster:
11. I'm a Man (3:33)
12. God Bless the Child (5:00)
13. To Love Somebody (3:29)

Line-up / Musicians

- John L. Watson / vocals
- John Eaton / guitar
- Tony Edwards / guitar
- Tom Harris / saxophone, flute
- Dick Lee-Smith / bass, congas
- Kenny Beveridge / drums
- Lennie Wright / vibes, congas, claves

- Terry Noonan / orchestra direction & arrangements

Releases information

LP Deram ‎- SML 1025 (1968, UK)
LP Deram ‎ DML 1025 (1968, UK) Mono version

CD Esoteric Recordings ‎- ECLEC2080 (2008, UK) Remastered by Dave Lawson with 3 bonus tracks

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THE WEB Fully Interlocking ratings distribution

(38 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(39%)
Good, but non-essential (18%)
Collectors/fans only (13%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

THE WEB Fully Interlocking reviews

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Review by Mellotron Storm
3 stars This is the debut of British band THE WEB who would release a total of three studio albums before disbanding and then establishing the band again under the name SAMURAI. The first two studio albums this band put out featured an African American on vocals and I'm just not into his voice to put it bluntly. It was that third album where the band put it all together and not by coincidence because this is when Dave Lawson joined the band. Yay! Dave is a way better singer plus there was no keyboards on the first two records but Dave adds those including mellotron on the classic third recording. I want to say this is so 60's sounding except it was released in 1968 so go figure? I actually like "Watcha Kelele" for the vocal melodies and flute. They seem to jam on this one too which I like. The followup to that "Reverand J. McKinnon" is really disappointing like most of the album. Lots of horns and drama on that 10 minute closer. It's all over the place and it's actually like listening to a movie soundtrack that is too short obviously but... oh and we get orchestral stuff too sadly.

Lets just call this humble beginnings shall we? And if you don't have their third album called "I Spider" what are you waiting for?

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3 stars The 1968 debut by this UK Jazz Rock ensemble (true to form, with 6 musicians and a vocalist), Fully Interlocking came at a time of what I would consider the first, best defined peak in progress in music, with the advent and even popularity of Art Music represented in Rock and Pop at large. 'The ... (read more)

Report this review (#2858550) | Posted by DangHeck | Friday, December 16, 2022 | Review Permanlink

2 stars Most of the tracks are two to three minute long rhythm and blues songs done in a pretty mediocre way. The final track is ten minutes long though, so yeah on paper this should be good. In practice it is terrible. The last track is like a movie soundtrack, way to much sound effects and other annoyance ... (read more)

Report this review (#2486294) | Posted by Beautiful Scarlet | Sunday, December 20, 2020 | Review Permanlink

5 stars I met this record perhaps six years ago and I loved it from the first listening. The sound is unique - a mixture of american and english music, jazz, rock, avant-garde and symphonic rock. No track is similar to an other. In Watcha Kelele they caught Africa, in Harold Dubbelyew and Hatton Mill Mornin ... (read more)

Report this review (#642866) | Posted by DrömmarenAdrian | Tuesday, February 28, 2012 | Review Permanlink

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