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2.75 | 16 ratings | 3 reviews | 19% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Moira's Hand (5:21)
2. Grey Skies (8:42)
3. Cream on Your Face (5:23)
4. Sunshower (5:47)
5. All Along the Watchtower/It's About That... (7:45)
6. Rio (4:50)
7. Poor Man's Son (3:25)
8. Sarah's Wardrobe (4:17)
9. Highgate (3:56)

Total Time: 49:25

Line-up / Musicians

- Mo Foster / bass, percussion, organ (Hammond), double bass, Fender piano
- Vivienne McAuliffe / vocals, vacuum cleaner
- Grant Serpell / drums, vacuum cleaner
- Dave Watts / piano, organ (Hammond), vacuum cleaner

Releases information

CD Angel Air 145 (2003)

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AFFINITY Affinity 1971-72 ratings distribution

(16 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(19%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(19%)
Good, but non-essential (38%)
Collectors/fans only (25%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

AFFINITY Affinity 1971-72 reviews

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Review by kev rowland
3 stars At the end of January 1971 both lead vocalist Linda Hoyle and organist Lynton Naiff left Affinity. Although the other three initially decided to go their separate ways they missed playing together so much that they instead looking for replacements. Singer Vivienne McAuliffe was the first on board. She had previously been in Principal Edwards Magic Theatre, and the line-up was completed by ex-Tornados keyboardist Dave Watts. In Vivienne they had a much more folky singer than previously, so some of the jazz edges were knocked off. Her voice is reminiscent at times of Sonja Kristina, or even Sandy Denny.

However, for one reason or another, this line-up never recorded an album and imploded in 1972. But Mo Foster and Mike Jopp have worked through demo tapes and taped rehearsals and have put together this album. What is immediately apparent is that not only is this an enjoyable outing throughout, but that Vivienne had a wonderful voice and it is beyond belief that she wasn't a far better known singer. She died in 1998, aged only fifty, but after Affinity had performed with Gerry Rafferty and Patrick Moraz among others. If you enjoy good strong songs and great female singing then this is worth seeking out.

Latest members reviews

2 stars Glad to report this one is actually all available, technically, via Spotify--who cares that it was off their greater 4-hour boxset? This is going to be a happy day to get a band off The List... I really had higher hopes in general, but earlier today, to explain, I was deep in their earlier, less ... (read more)

Report this review (#2668719) | Posted by DangHeck | Tuesday, January 4, 2022 | Review Permanlink

2 stars When singer Linda Hoyle and organ player Lynton Naiff left Affinity in 1971 is was the end of the band. The remaining members started working on other projects. The love for Affinity however never ceased to exist and in 1971 they were looking for new members to reform the band. For vocal dutie ... (read more)

Report this review (#87674) | Posted by Agemo | Saturday, August 19, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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