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INSPIRATION

Amazing Blondel

Prog Folk


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Studio Album, released in 1975

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. All the Time for You
2. Inspiration
3. Thinking of You
4. You Didn't Have to Lie About It
5. I've Got News for You
6. The Lovers
7. Good Time Gertie
8. On a Night Like This
9. Love Song
10. Standing by My Window
11. Be So Happy
12. They're Born, They Grow and They Die

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Line-up / Musicians

- Edward Baird / guitars & vocals
- Terry Wincott / guitar, keyboards & vocals
+ Mel Collins / saxophone
+ Dave Skinner / piano
+ Mick Feat / guitar
+ William Murray / drums

Releases information

LP - DJM Records, DJF 20446 (1975) / LP - DJM Records, DJLP-701-2

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Review by kenethlevine
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog-Folk Team
4 stars With "Mulgrave Street", you could feel a decline coming on, but "Inspiration" surprisingly reversed the trend at least for the moment. This is actually a substantially better album in a similar soft-rock folky style, with uniformly strong melodies, lyrics and the benefit of judicious orchestration courtesy of Del Newman and Adrian Hopkins.

The opening and closing tracks are the most progressive, but don't get too excited. We aren't talking proghead material. Nonetheless, the combined "All the Time for You/Inspiration" flows from an uptempo happy tune to a more reflective ballad and back. "Thinking of You" is a simply wonderful ballad that finishes even more impressively with piano and strings. "You didn't Have to Lie About it" can be compared with the Beatles "It's Getting Better" musically, very upbeat even though the theme is deceit in love. The next great track is the brief, heavily orchestrated "The Lovers", where Blondel digs back into its Elizabethan past at least for the lyrics. Told from the point of view of a serf speaking to his master, he claims that the mistress loves him. I imagine this is the sort of thing that he is practicing in front of the mirror before telling it to his master's face, if ever! "Good Time Gertie" is actually a pleasant little Genesis-inspired number - think "I know what I like" in a way.

Wow that was just side 1. Side 2 is just as strong, starting with "On a Night Like this", a gentle song that always makes me think of being warm inside on a cold winter night. Gentle acoustic guitars back the excellent vocal harmonies. Again the orchestral backing arranged by Del Newman is impossible to ignore but also not obtrusive. "Love Song" is a similar story musically. While the album is very mellow, each side contains some up tempo material. "Standing by my window" is one of my favourites, from the verses to the majestic middle 8, and includes great work on sax, closing with harmonies that would make better known vocal acts green with envy. "Be So Happy" is a fast paced optimistic song featuring plenty of strings and brass that closes with an extended instrumental . In other words, within the realm of subdued music, "Inspiration" has plenty of contrasts.

If the idea of Beatles influenced soft rock, but with less flash than the Beatles, is appealing to you, or if you know the earlier work of this great band and want to see an example of an artistically successful transition, this album is highly recommended, if you can find it!

Review by ZowieZiggy
PROG REVIEWER
2 stars The prog aspects of this "Amazing Blondel" were always alien to me. If there were lots of pure folkish moments during their prior releases, the progressive angle was quite difficult to find. As far as I am concerned, there were none.

This seventh album, awkwardly called "Inspiration" is not of a better style, I'm afraid. To find one great track is a difficult task. I would say (as usual) that vocal harmonies are well crafted (but this is their trade mark) and that this album shares a lot of influences from the Fab Four. Needless to say: it remains quite far from the brilliance of the masters. The best experience is to listen to the genuine works and not to such a pale copy.

Decent orchestrations, sweet melodies are the best that you can expect from this "Inspiration". This album is not any worse than its predecessors, or any better. Just about the same average music which doesn't seem to enthusiast a lot of progheads. Accordingly.

Actually there is nothing folk or prog here. It is just a combo of soft rock songs with little charm; of which the dreadful "Be So Happy" is the weakest of all.

This is a quite uninspired album; the closing instrumental and orchestra oriented is the best example of what is available. If I were you, I would just press the next button. Two stars is the usual rating for "Amazing Blondel". This album won't peak any higher in my standards.

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