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    Posted: May 13 2017 at 01:21


I always stayed away from TYA as it's mostly a hard-rocking blues band

and it's not my cup of tea.

But there's an exception in their prolific discography.

"A space and time" released in 1970 is their most sophisticated,

original, psychedelic and progressive effort. Quite an engaging

sleeve cover, isn't it?




Just listen to the two first pieces "One of these days" and "Here they

come" and you'll understand what i mean.

Of course, we can play the game of comparisons. Big names come to mind:

Some violin parts made me think of the ROLLING STONES ("Their

satanic..." period), while the raw energy of "One of these days"

evoke THE DOORS.

Fantastic guitar playing is well present ("I'd love to change the

world") is an awesome example.

The diversity of instruments, the use of various effects (such as

reversed guitar sounds), keyboards and synthe certifies the record's

ambitious nature.

The production and the resulting sound quality is mind blowing and even

more if we consider how old is this record.


So...Enjoy


Edited by oliverstoned - May 13 2017 at 01:26
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Salut Olivier,

You may want to listen to RnR Music To The World, it's just as good (if not better)
At an early stage in my musical trip, TYA was my top band.

For the rest of their discography , Stonedhenge and Cricklewood Green are really excellent albums Clap, with very litle hard-boogie-blues in them. TYA at their psychiest, really

As for their Captured Live double live album, I find it indispensible as well.
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TYA are perhaps becoming one of the least remembered blues-rock bands of the 1970s and that's a shame. There is much to be liked in their discography.
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Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

TYA are perhaps becoming one of the least remembered blues-rock bands of the 1970s and that's a shame. There is much to be liked in their discography.


I'm not a fan of Shhhhh!!!... and Watt, though.

I kinda like their first two as well, though



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote oliverstoned Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 13 2017 at 04:03
Hello Sean,

Thanks for the advices!

I like "A space in time" best because it's the softer one, in a

way. But yes, another forgotten band, as Dean said.



BTW Sean, could you please consider the suggestion i made about "Big lost rainbow", i think it should be in, such a sophisticated record.
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Personally I think Cricklewood Green is the one to which all the adjectives you used to describe ASIT apply, Oli, but they are both excellent albums. I find that the latter is slightly less focused than the former.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 13 2017 at 04:48
Love this band! Alvin the chipmunk was a wonderful guitarist. Shhhhh, Stonedhenge, Cricklewood Green and A Space and Time are all great records. Must've been a decade since I last span any of them, but they've been trapped in a moving crate together with my old sixties psych records. Time to pull something out (no not that again).
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shhhh, one of my favorites, great album name
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 15 2017 at 15:25
I like it...and I like the earlier bluesier material by them also but imho Cricklewood Green is a better album....with both blues and rock and some psych mixed in.
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Ah, but such fantastic players. Everyone on virtuoso level. Pretty good tunes (melodies that is, even if the lyrics were not quite... well, one can't have everything) and a great way to play 'em. I think this was what was meant when they talked of progressive blues. I think I began with Recorded Live (70s double live, typical...) and Ssssh. (Hope I spelled that write). ;)

He could sing quite well for a hot shot guitarist and I really enjoyed his appearance on Night Of The Guitar. Steve Howe was present on that concert video as well.


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SUPER ALBUM!!!! My best favouryte
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Cricklewood Green is excellent, I get plenty of mileage out of a Best Of. Saw them live in 82 or 83 at Reading, superb, one of the highlights.

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