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Amazing Blondel

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Studio Album, released in 1969

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Saxon Lady (3:09)
2. Bethel Town Mission (3:15)
3. Season of the Year (2:46)
4. Canaan (3:50)
5. Shepherd's Song (6:14)
6. Though You Don't Want My Love (3:58)
7. Love Sonnet (4:08)
8. Spanish Lace (2:45)
9. Minstrel's Song (5:34)
10. Bastard Love (4:10)

Total Time: 39:59
*The CD reissue was released as "The Amazing Blondel" & "A Few Faces".

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Line-up / Musicians

- John David Gladwin / vocals, 12 string guitars, lutes, double bass
- Terence Alan Wincott / vocals, 6 string guitar, harmonium, recorders, flute, ocarina, congas
- Edward Baird / first lute, vocals, glockenspiel
+ Clem Cattini / drums
+ Chris Karan / percussion
+ Gary Taylor / bass
+ Jim Sullivan / arrangements with Amazing Blondel

Releases information

LP - Bell Records, 131 / (UK, 1970) / CD - Edsel Records, EDCD 421 (UK, 1995)*

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2.94
(22 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(5%)
5%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(36%)
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Review by Sean Trane
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Folk
2 stars I've seen this one released as Amazing Blondel and a Few Faces. Most of my remarks made on their first album can apply to this album as well. The music is supposed to depict songs of all centuries but the rendition is not as acurate as what Malicorne would do with the French folklore.
Review by kenethlevine
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog-Folk Team
4 stars This was actually the first Amazing Blondel album, but spent most of the last 25 years of the century as one of the most sought after collector items. While it's fair to say that the value of the LP was based more on rarity than quality, this is in fact a very good album.

To recap the history up to this point, most members of the band had been in a group called Methuselah, which issued one fairly heavy psychedelic album featuring several strong themes, some of which can be seen infiltrating this somewhat uneven AB debut. About half the tracks owe more to Methuselah while the other half have that Elizabethan flavour for which the group would become better known, if not exactly household names, through the first part of the 1970s.

This juxtaposition of styles in almost alternate order actually works quite well, with Wincott's more rugged voice on the delightful "Bethel Town Mission" and the somewhat Blood Sweat and Tears influenced "Canaan" contrasting well with Gladwin's more elfin voice on "Saxon Lady" and "Season of the Year". It doesn't hurt that the songwriting and arrangements are already pretty mature, if simultaneously a bit naive. The rousing and raucous closer, "Bastard Love", produces an unlikely combination of the two styles, resulting in a humour that later would only be perceptible from their live shows.

The weaker tracks hint at Blondel's occasional tendency to overestimate the elasticity of some of their material, as in "Shepherd's Song" which is frankly a bore. But on the whole this is a document that is likely to make more than a few faces happy.

Review by ZowieZiggy
PROG REVIEWER
2 stars I guess that if you like some traditional English folk, this album should not leave you cold.

Let's say that even if I'm not the most enthusiastic about such music, what is displayed here is quite good, positive and catchy. The most representative song of all is the opening track "Saxon lady" which includes many aspects of this genre. Some other tracks are less memorable ("Bethel Town Mission") but globally, this album is not bad at all.

Of course, you shouldn't look for novelties (it was recorded in 69); just a bundle of romantic and simple songs put together. As such I can only rate this album with two stars (decent but no more). The worse is probably "Canaan": an attempt to a hit single, but with poor harmonies and a weak chorus.

On the contrary, "Shepherd's Song" sounds much more authentic. It is a fine instrumental intro and a good acoustic ballad overall: one of the best here. Good fluting as well.

The band introduces several less known instruments and it adds to the variety of the music that is proposed. The second half of the album though, is less interesting (starting from the bluesy "Though You Don't Want My Love"). The syrupy "Love Sonnet" is another example.

With "Spanish Lace" the music conveys some "The Boxer" feel avant la lettre (Simon & Garfunkel) and it is another good song featured on this album. But again, this is not an emotional one: just a decent folk work with no added prog feel.

Should I say business as usual? As the whole of this album? Probably.

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4 stars Finally after decades of searching for this album I finally found one. Unless you listen to this music on vinyl you will never truly know how good it really sounds. It was recorded and mastered so well, it is an ambassador of how analog vinyl will always sound so much better than any digital com ... (read more)

Report this review (#801580) | Posted by androvick | Tuesday, August 7, 2012 | Review Permanlink

3 stars This album is not a masterpiece of progressive music, such as gryphon, malicorne, and others who goes to the same path. But i thing that this album has his beauty's, and i recomend to all of those who like of a realy folk sound. ... (read more)

Report this review (#88711) | Posted by Henrock | Friday, September 1, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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