Header

OCTOPUSS

Cozy Powell

Jazz Rock/Fusion


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Cozy Powell Octopuss album cover
3.67 | 12 ratings | 3 reviews | 17% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy COZY POWELL Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1983

Songs / Tracks Listing


1. Up on the Downs 3:55
2. 633 Squadron 4:13
3. Octopuss 5:35
4. The Big Country 2:56
5. Formula One 3:21
6. Princetown 4:37
7. Dartmoore 5:41
8. The Rattler 2:57

Lyrics

Search COZY POWELL Octopuss lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search COZY POWELL Octopuss tabs

Line-up / Musicians


# Cozy Powell - drums
# Colin Hodgkinson - bass guitar
# Mel Galley - guitars
# Jon Lord - keyboards

Thanks to micky for the addition
Edit this entry

COZY POWELL MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

Buy COZY POWELL Octopuss Music


OctopussOctopuss
Import
Lemon Records UK 2009
Audio CD$8.48
$23.11 (used)
TiltTilt
Import
101 DISTRIBUTION 2007
Audio CD$8.67
$19.75 (used)
Over the TopOver the Top
Import
Universal/Polygram 2005
Audio CD$17.94 (used)
Very Best of Cozy PowellVery Best of Cozy Powell
Import · Remastered
Universal I.S. 1997
Audio CD$3.08
$3.98 (used)
Bedlam YearsBedlam Years
Import
101 DISTRIBUTION 2009
Audio CD$69.99
$75.99 (used)
Cozy Powell's Big BerthaCozy Powell's Big Bertha
Import
Zoom Club 2002
Audio CD$24.95
$22.99 (used)
Especially For YouEspecially For You
Import
Import [Generic] 1999
Audio CD$16.92 (used)
Over the TopOver the Top
Import
Universal Japan 2013
Audio CD$38.61
$44.87 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Cozy Powell(7" Vinyl)Dance With The Devil-RAK---Netherlands-VG/NM US $15.99 Buy It Now 1h
Cozy Powell~Na Na Na/Minstral [7"@45] 1974 US $5.93 [0 bids]
1h 19m
COZY POWELL - NA NA NA - 7" VINYL 1974 RAK US $5.13 Buy It Now 1h 22m
COZY POWELL 7"Single The Man In Black/After Dark, EX+ US $11.61 Buy It Now 2h 46m
7" SINGLE - DANCE WITH THE DEVIL - COZY POWELL - RAK 164 US $11.61 Buy It Now 3h 33m
PHENOMENA dance with the devil UK 12" single Cozy Powell US $2.00 [0 bids]
5h
COZY POWELL dance with the devil Japan 7" single US $44.00 [0 bids]
5h 2m
COZY POWELL / TILT - Japan w/obi RAINBOW US $15.00 Buy It Now 8h 32m
COZY POWELL - OCTOPUS 1998 JAPAN MINI LP CD US $33.21 Buy It Now 9h
RARE FRENCH SP COZY POWELL THE MAN IN BLACK US $5.99 [0 bids]
10h 56m
? Cozy Powell - Tilt (Jack Bruce, Jeff Beck,Gary Moore) US $14.99 Buy It Now 14h 2m
RAINBOW Long Live '78 pre-DIO ex-DEEP PURPLE COZY POWELL ORIG US Pr MATTE cover US $11.99 [0 bids]
16h 45m
COZY POWELL / OVER THE TOP 1979 JAPAN LP w/ OBI US $19.99 Buy It Now 19h 52m
COZY POWELL / TILT 1981 JAPAN LP w/ OBI WHITESNAKE US $19.99 Buy It Now 19h 52m
BRIAN MAY WITH COZY POWELL RESURRECTION (1993) 8TRACKS JAPAN CD QUEEN US $47.99 Buy It Now 20h 7m
Cozy Powell Dance With The Devil UK 7" vinyl single record 1A006-94962 US $18.19 Buy It Now 20h 7m
Cozy Powell Theme 1 7" vinyl single record Japanese DPQ6159 POLYDOR 1979 US $42.28 Buy It Now 20h 49m
COZY POWELL-BEST OF COZY POWELL-JAPAN SHM-CD D50 US $20.99 Buy It Now 21h 4m
Cozy Powell Na Na Na UK 7" vinyl single record RAK180 RAK 1974 US $12.44 Buy It Now 21h 45m
Jazz COZY POWELL Tilt NM! GERMAN EB176 US $16.99 Buy It Now 22h 5m
Cozy Powell - Dance With The Devil 7" (45, export p/s, black vinyl, UK/Belgium) US $1.64 [0 bids]
22h 8m
Cozy Powell - Dance With The Devil 7" (45, export p/s, blue vinyl, UK/Belgium) US $34.89 [3 bids]
22h 10m
VINYL 7" SINGLE - DANCE WITH THE DEVIL - COZY POWELL - RAK164 US $11.61 Buy It Now 23h 28m
VINYL 7" SINGLE - NANANA - COZY POWELL - RAK180 US $11.61 Buy It Now 1 day
Tilt Cozy Powell UK vinyl LP album record POLD5047 POLYDOR 1981 US $31.48 Buy It Now 1 day
1979 - COZY POWELL - Over The Top - Press Advertisment - Poster Size US $14.94 Buy It Now 1 day
COZY POWELL loner 7" 2 track blue vinyl with special merchandising offer pic slv US $8.29 Buy It Now 1 day
COZY POWELL man in black 7" b/w after dark (1c00695491) pic slv german rak 1974 US $12.15 Buy It Now 1 day
COZY POWELL na na na 7" b/w mistral (1c00695743) pic slv german rak 1974 US $8.29 Buy It Now 1 day
COZY POWELL na na na 7" b/w mistral (4c00695743) pic slv belgian rak 1974 US $9.44 Buy It Now 1 day
COZY POWELL sooner or later 7" b/w blister (posp328) company sleeve irish polydo US $8.29 Buy It Now 1 day
COZY POWELL sooner or later 7" b/w blister (posp328) pic slv uk polydor 198 US $8.29 Buy It Now 1 day
COZY POWELL sooner or later 7" b/w the blister (posp328) no sleeve uk polydor 19 US $8.29 Buy It Now 1 day
COZY POWELL sooner or later 7" b/w blister (posp328) pic slv uk polydor 1981 US $8.29 Buy It Now 1 day
COZY POWELL Tilt JAPAN LP 1981 w/OBI 28MM0074 JACK BRUCE JEFF BECK GARYMOORE US $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
RAINBOW RISING NEW 2012 JAPAN SHM-CD DIO Black Sabbath Deep Purple Cozy Powell US $29.80 [0 bids]
1 day
RAINBOW ON STAGE LIVE NEW JAPAN SHM-CD DIO Black Sabbath Deep Purple Cozy Powell US $29.80 [0 bids]
1 day
VINYL 7" SINGLE - THE MAN IN BLACK - COZY POWELL - RAK173 US $11.61 Buy It Now 1 day
COZY POWELL octopuss LP 8 track (pold5093) uk polydor 1983 US $27.00 Buy It Now 1 day
BRIAN MAY BACK TO THE LIGHT TANGO IMPORT TAPE NEAR MINT T242 QUEEN COZY POWELL US $8.29 Buy It Now 1 day
COZY POWELL / SOONER OR LATER / CASSETTE TAPE / ELITE US $19.92 Buy It Now 1 day
HARVEY ANDREWS *Writer Of Songs* Original 1972 UK NM- Rick Wakeman, Cozy Powell US $19.99 [0 bids]
1 day
COZY POWELL "NM WAX" Over the Top MPF1249 LP u6014 US $5.99 [0 bids]
1 day
COZY POWELL OVER THE TOP HARD ROCK LP NM US $9.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Cozy Powell Tilt 1981 CD Hard Instrumental Rock Music Album Brand New US $18.26 Buy It Now 1 day
Cozy Powell - Over The Top LP UK Ariola ARL 5038 US $13.00 Buy It Now 1 day
COZY POWELL - "Tilt" LP ORIG 1981 1st US PROMO - POLYDOR US $19.88 Buy It Now 1 day
Cozy Powell - Octopuss NEW CD US $12.74 Buy It Now 2 days
Cozy Powell - Tilt NEW CD US $12.74 Buy It Now 2 days
YOUNG AND MOODY BAND don't do that JAPAN 7" VIPX-1066 Cozy Powell US $17.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Rodgers BAD COMPANY Roy Wood WIZZARD Cozy Powell THAI Thailand 7"45 EP single PS US $24.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Cozy Powell-Na Na Na/Mistral 1974 RAK Rock Classic Orig 7" Vinyl 45 US $2.08 Buy It Now 2 days
Cozy Powell / Octopuss JAPAN POCP-1813 *D US $24.99 Buy It Now 2 days
COZY POWELL man in black 7" b/w after dark (rak173) uk rak 1974 US $8.29 Buy It Now 2 days
COZY POWELL na na na 7" b/w mistral (rak180) sticker on label uk rak 1974 US $8.29 Buy It Now 2 days
BIG BERTHA - LIVE IN HAMBURG 1970 (MAJCD033) COZY POWELL. DOUBLE CD. 2CD US $25.00 Buy It Now 2 days
THE JEFF BECK GROUP VG++ Self titled Epic KE-31331 Cozy Powell album vinyl US $19.51 Buy It Now 2 days
Cozy Powell /TILT JAPAN CD RARE POCP-1812 US $18.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Cozy Powell /Octopuss JAPAN CD RARE POCP-1813 US $19.99 Buy It Now 2 days
OCTOPUSS, COZY POWELL US $10.00 [0 bids]
2 days
JEFF BECK GROUP - S/T Hard Rock / Blues / Funk Cozy Powell Near Mint Plus US $5.88 [0 bids]
2 days
CLASSIC ROCK 6 LP LOT sweet NAZARETH molly hatchet COZY POWELL TILT montrose US $29.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Cozy Powell - Tilt JAPAN LP with OBI and PICTURE/LYRIC SHEET US $19.99 Buy It Now 2 days
COZY POWELL - BEDLAM, 2010 HOLLAND PICTURE DISC vinyl LP, 500 COPIES! NEW! US $23.99 Buy It Now 3 days
COZY POWELL / DANCE WITH THE DEVIL / AND THEN THERE WAS SIN / DUTCH 7" P/S US $4.97 Buy It Now 3 days
FORCEFIELD- Self Titled 1987 LP (Cozy Powell Whitesnake/Black Sabbath) PROMO INS US $10.00 Buy It Now 3 days
BRIAN MAY-BUSINESS/MAYBE BABY COZY POWELL UK M- 45+PS US $16.98 Buy It Now 3 days
COZY POWELL-DANCE WITH THE DEVIL-RARE ORIGINAL GERMAN 7" 45rpm 1973-ROCK US $8.00 Buy It Now 3 days
COZY POWELL NA NA NA 7" SINGLE CHEAP US $6.63 Buy It Now 3 days
Cozy Powell - The Best Of Cozy Powell (CD 2003) US $6.56 Buy It Now 3 days
COZY POWELL : DANCE WITH THE DEVIL RAK164 7" VINYL RECORD VG 10 US $7.79 Buy It Now 3 days
COZY POWELL - TILT (IMPORT) NEW CD US $28.10 Buy It Now 3 days
COZY POWELL - OCTOPUSS (IMPORT) NEW CD US $28.10 Buy It Now 3 days
BRIAN MAY The Business UK 7" in picture sleeve EMI R6498 1998 Cozy Powell US $11.61 Buy It Now 3 days
JEFF BECK GROUP S/T (1972) CD JAPAN COZY POWELL w/ Obi Out Of Press Near Mint US $19.99 Buy It Now 3 days
The Best Of Cozy Powell. CD 1997. Don Airey, Jeff Beck, Jack Bruce, Jon Lord US $6.56 [0 bids]
3 days
BEDLAM / COZY POWELL - DEMOS ANTHOLOGY 1968-70 - NEW US $31.55 Buy It Now 3 days
COZY POWELL - OVER THE TOP - CASSETTE TAPE US $1.64 [0 bids]
3 days
IMPORT COZY POWELL "TILT" JEFF BECK RAINBOW ELP SIS MINT BLUES PSYCH ROCK LP US $14.99 Buy It Now 3 days
COZY POWELL Na Na Na Turkey TurkishEdition Unique PS 7" US $49.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Rainbow - Down To Earth Rare Clear Vinyl Album 1979 Richie Blackmore Cozy Powell US $14.94 [0 bids]
3 days
COZY POWELL Tilt 28MM0074 LP Ad8727 US $7.99 [0 bids]
3 days
COZY POWELL - DANCE WITH THE DEVIL 7" VINYL US $8.29 Buy It Now 3 days
Cozy Powell-The Best of RARE CD Whitesnake Rainbow Black Sabbath Jeff Beck etc.. US $8.99 Buy It Now 3 days
WHITESNAKE SLIDE IT IN CD 1984 DAVID COVERDALE JOHN SYKES COZY POWELL JON LORD US $4.99 [0 bids]
US $6.99 Buy It Now
3 days
COZY POWELL - OCTOPUSS NEW CD US $29.24 Buy It Now 3 days
COZY POWELL Tilt CD MINI LP US $15.99 Buy It Now 3 days
COZY POWELL TILT JAPAN MADE LIMITED SHM MINI LP CD NEW OUT OF PRINT UICY-93969 US $39.99 [0 bids]
3 days
COZY POWELL OCTOPUSS JAPAN MADE SHM MINI LP CD NEW OUT OF PRINT RARE UICY-93970 US $40.99 [0 bids]
3 days
COZY POWELL Over The Top JAPAN SHM MINI LP CD NEW OUT OF PRINT RARE UICY-93968 US $69.99 [0 bids]
3 days
JEFF BECK GROUP s/t 1972 US ORG LP Shrink! MINTY! Cozy Powell TENCH Middleton US $25.50 Buy It Now 3 days
Cozy Powell - Na Na Na 7" Single 1974 US $13.29 Buy It Now 3 days
COZY POWELL Dance With The Devil 7" Golden 45's Issue B/w Man In Black (g4530) P US $13.27 Buy It Now 4 days
GRAHAM BONNET, LINE UP COZY POWELL JON LORD/ LP 1981 UK VERTIGO EX-/VG- INNER/SL US $8.29 Buy It Now 4 days
COZY POWELL-TILT-JAPAN CD B75 US $15.50 Buy It Now 4 days
COZY POWELL - Na Na Na - SINGLE 7/45 PORTUGAL US $13.99 [0 bids]
4 days
COZY POWELL-OCTOPUSS-JAPAN CD B75 US $15.50 Buy It Now 4 days
Cozy Powell:3 CD+Over The Top Promo Box Japan CD Mini-LP New(elp black sabbath Z US $157.50 Buy It Now 4 days
Heidi Goes To Town - Clear Vinyl Cozy Powell UK 12" vinyl single record (Maxi) US $18.51 Buy It Now 4 days
Cozy Powell - The Drums Are Back / Cassette US $14.99 Buy It Now 4 days

More places to buy COZY POWELL music online Buy COZY POWELL & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for COZY POWELL DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

COZY POWELL Octopuss ratings distribution


3.67
(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
17%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(42%)
42%
Good, but non-essential (33%)
33%
Collectors/fans only (8%)
8%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

COZY POWELL Octopuss reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by b_olariu
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars Third solo album from Cozy Powel entitled Octopuss from 1983. The music from this album is the most variated one from his entire solo career. Some personal changes aswell here, 3 new musicians among those three John Lord from Deep Purple. Again a solid jazz rock album, better than predecesor and in the same league with the first, Octopuss brings more consistency in the pieces and in the manner of interpretation aswell. This album in much variated than previous works, in places even some symphonic elements are added like on 633 Squadron - sounds like a fanfare with orchestra, but again truly good piece. The rest of the pieces keeps that jazz rock mood , but are more intristing and challenging than Tilt and on the same level, even in places quite better than Over the top. So my fav track are Up on the Downs, 633 Squadron and Princetown, the rest are good no doubt. Very pleasent album all the way, maybe not so complicated like other jazz albums from late '70's to early '80's, but without doubt a solid album with a lot to offer. Cozy Powell was maybe less pompous than other drummers from that period, less extravagant, but when he was behind the drums, no one dare to underestimate his talent. A brilliant and very confident musicians who remains in history as one of the best and prolific drummer ever in music. Sadly he passed away in april 1998 in car crash while he rided his motorcycle BMW. For this album Octopuss 3.5 rounded to 4 among his best solo efforts along with the first one. His solo albums are hard to find and a thing that is more shocking they are very unknown to many, this is sad, because what you find here is unmatched for sure. Recommended

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).

Send comments to b_olariu (BETA) | Report this review (#201494) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Review by Gatot
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars It's good to feature Cozy Powell here as he can be considered as proghead because his solo albums demonstrate it. I knew him for the first time when I heard "Stargazer" on Rainbow "Rising" album. It was quite a big surprise on the change of drummer from Rainbow with Gary Driscol on debut album and finally I found different sound and style when "Stargazer" starts to roll. The drum solo at the beginning of the track was truly stunning and made me rewind the cassettes because I wanted to listen to the drum solo at the intro part. Fabulous. Since then, it was becoming my important reason to purchase any release from Rainbow.

Only later I knew that he made an album called "Octopuss" that blew me away at first spin of the cassette. Actually, I expected the music was somewhat similar with Rainbow Rising because at that time I was not used to jazzy-like music. It was a disappointment at first spin because the opening track was totally different with any track from Rainbow. "Up on the Downs" (3:55) did not really impress me due to the drumming was just mediocre and more on guitar and bass. As I followed through the music, I found that the next three tracks "633 Squadron" ( 4:13), "Octopuss" (5:35) and "The Big Country" (2:56) were all excellent ones. And by the passage of time I could enjoy the opening track as well. "633 Squadron" impressed me with its bombastic nature of the music as it sounded brilliant with grandiose orchestra. I played the cassette in loud volume and I was totally blown away with the music - it's so powerful. This song was later becoming very popular as background music for appreciation of Sales staff who achieved their targets. While "Octopuss" satisfied my needs for powerful, jaw-dropping drum work by Cozy that I have been waiting for it whenever I played this album. Stunning drum work, really! While "The Big Country" serves like a grand finale of the three tracks. Considering these tracks alone, it's worth having this album in your collection, really.

It does not mean that the other tracks are not good. "Formula One " is a straight forward jazz-rock fusion with good guitar and stunning drum work. "Princetown" is also an important track. "Dartmoore" explores the Trapeze's guitarist Mel galley into blues-like composition. While "The Rattler" opens with great drum solo that reminds me to Stargazer.

Cozy Powell is a very talented drummer in the history of rock music. And this album is very solid in composition as well as musicianship. Peace on earth and mercy mild. Keep on proggin' .!

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).

Send comments to Gatot (BETA) | Report this review (#202897) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, February 16, 2009

Review by Raff
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars With his third solo album, released in 1983, powerhouse drummer Cozy Powell wisely reverted to the format of his debut, Over the Top, after the half-baked effort that had been 1981's Tilt - that is, ditching any attempts at including songs, and going for an all-instrumental tracklist. At the time, Powell was a member of Whitesnake (I saw him perform with them at Castle Donington a few months after the album's release), so he enlisted the help of some of his bandmates for the recording of Octopuss - whose title oddly recalls the James Bond movie Octopussy, also released in 1983. The album cover, which shows Powell behind his kit, looking a bit like a many-armed Hindu deity, is also clearly reminiscent of the movie's official poster.

As in the case of Over the Top, the album features a series of classy, dynamic hard/jazz-rock numbers, as well as two covers of popular pieces of music, this time soundtracks to well-known movies - respectively, 1964 war flick 633 Squadron, and William Wyler western The Big Country (starring John Wayne). The orchestral arrangements on both tracks provide the ideal background for Powell's drum pyrotechnics, though both of them are definitely more restrained than the wonderfully bombastic title-track of the first album.

Though the overall level of the compositions is quite high, there are a couple of highlights that are probably worth the price of the whole album. One is the Gary Moore-penned Dartmoore (notice the pun in the title), inspired by the camping trip that Cozy and his then-new boss, David Coverdale, had made a few months earlier to the titular, scenic area of southwestern England. It is a brilliant, slow-burning, guitar-driven piece in the style of the previous album's stunning Sunset, though somehow lacking the latter's deeply poignant quality. The other is the title-track, a highly original offering which is basically a dialogue between Powell's drums and Colin Hodgkinson's jaw-dropping bass, backed by Jon Lord's trademark, rumbling Hammond organ. Closing track The Rattler (co-written by Powell and Coverdale) also deserves a mention: a brisk, energetic (though rather short) workout, introduced by a veritable drum explosion, it features some very tasteful guitar licks.

Octopuss was to be the last solo album to be recorded by Cozy in a long time: his fourth album, The Drums Are Back, the last released before his early demise in 1998, came out in 1992. In the meantime, the legendary drummer lent his considerable skills to a large number of bands, including the ELP incarnation where the P stood for Powell instead of Palmer. This album offers further proof of his ability to play different kinds of music than the hard-hitting rock for which he is mainly known. With excellent musicianship throughout, and interesting, well-written compositions, Octopuss will appeal to both fans of vintage rock and hard-edged jazz-rock. A highly recommended addition to your collection.

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).

Send comments to Raff (BETA) | Report this review (#207306) | Review Permalink
Posted Sunday, March 15, 2009

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of COZY POWELL "Octopuss"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

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).

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: 0.50 seconds