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3.90 | 11 ratings | 1 reviews | 9% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1973

Songs / Tracks Listing

A1 Anthracite 5:32
A2 Willy's Headache 4:50
A3 Genevieve 3:13
A4 Trevorgus 3:25
A5 To You 3:31

B1 For Baby Ooh 2:17
B2 Fug 4:25
B3 Crawshay 4:21
B4 Bird 4:25
B5 Them and Us 5:25

Line-up / Musicians

Ray King (vocals, percussion),
Steve Scipio (bass),
Derek Gibbs (soprano & alto saxes),
Pablo Gonsales (congas),
Joey Dee (vocals, percussion),
Peter Serreo (tenor sax),
Sam Kelly (drums),
Mike Rose (alto sax, flute, bongos),
Patrick Patterson (guitar)

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CYMANDE Second Time Around ratings distribution

(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(9%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(64%)
Good, but non-essential (18%)
Collectors/fans only (9%)
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Review by Sean Trane
4 stars Second album from the London-based octet follows the same blueprint as they had for their debut album of the previous year. With a largely un-changed setting (line-up + technicians), the same label, the album came with another impressive artwork from the same painter.

The album starts on the very strong Anthracite (a very black coal, burning very well), which ignites the fire in your veins with its upbeat funky track gliding over distant brass lines, occasionally letting sax and flute getting personal with the listener. Excellent stuff. Willy's Headache is an aerial flute-laden soft jazzy track that last only two seconds longer than you wish it to and is soon followed by Genevieve, which is another excellent track where the insistent brass ostinato create a special tension that the vocals is only too happy to deal with.

The album is not quite as "perfect" as its predecessor, since there are a few tracks of lesser interest, including the more trad-African drum track For Baby Woh and. Fug is an up-tempo ethnic track (this sounds like Zulu rhythms) where the brass section attack both in the front ranks, but also in the background.

While Second Time around is another very worthy album, it doesn't have the amount of excellent tracks its predecessor had and furthermore, it lacks the surprise the first album had given us.

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