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The Facedancers

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3.83 | 25 ratings | 2 reviews | 8% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1972

Songs / Tracks Listing

Side A
1. Little Waterfall (7:24)
2. Dreamer's Lullabye (5:47)
3. Nightmare (3:12)
4. Jewels (4:00)
Side B
5. Let The Music Set You Free (5:26)
6. Children (8:27)
7. Beta (6:08)

Total Time 40:24

Line-up / Musicians

- Barry Armour / bass, guitar
- Dale Armour / flute, guitar, keyboards, voices
- Scats Bloom / harmonica, percussion, voices
- Michael Loy / percussion, drums
- Kelley Moko / guitar, voices

Releases information

LP Paramount PAS6039 (1972)

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THE FACEDANCERS The Facedancers ratings distribution

(25 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(8%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(62%)
Good, but non-essential (21%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by DamoXt7942
FORUM & SITE ADMIN GROUP Avant/Cross/Neo/Post Teams
4 stars A very very obscure psychedelic gem in US underground rock scene.

When I met this album (of course never known about such an outfit), I could feel something of a fate. Even now I cannot understand this matter enough well indeed, but could not avoid purchasing this old well-used vinyl. Exactly this album recorded by The FACEDANCERS, a five-piece obscure US outfit in early 1970s, could be a brilliant gem not only for me but also for all of psychedelic progressive rock fans.

A graceful piano solo and dry-fruity chorus quietly open the curtain of the first scene "Little Waterfall". The former part is as beautiful as of some symphonic progressive rock band I always feel, and in the middle part an aggressive, percussive rhythm section plus heavy, painful guitar sounds can conquer our heart completely. Certain eclecticism should be in, especially bulky psychedelic essence. Not only plaintive but powerful like a waterfall in a storm, not little. The second track "Dreamer's Lullabye" is very poppy and catchy but at the same time very impressive with the percussion solo and crazy harmonica attacks. Do not forget what they meant to be ... as if they might say so. "Nightmare", the most avantgarde psychic war here, is never refined, with blatantly scattered voices and instrument shouts (yea I do consider they be good!). The vocalist sonorously sings for his "Jewels". Also the flute solo is attractive and addictive. The first song of B-side "Let The Music Set You Free", a simple blues song, is a bit boring but even the song has some overhead air I feel (bravo). And another masterpiece "Children" has three parts ... in the first and the last ones are streaming voices and floating flute solo, safe and sound keyboard raindrops. Please weep. The middle part, characteristic of this album and this band, is very massive active heavy rock one. This mixture mentioned above should be the real pure psychedelic I'm sure. And effective voice effects and loud 'n' rampant instrumental kicks are over the last "Beta". Cannot breathe without watching the face dancing from beginning to finish.

Sad to say The FACEDANCERS could not dance any more after releasing this gem ...

Latest members reviews

4 stars Another brilliant obscure gem! As in a treasure hunt, I greedily guarded every little jewel that I find. When I listen for the first time a new "anonymous" disc, I often expect always something original, and this album has many interesting aspects to offer. Unfortunately the golden age of Prog ... (read more)

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