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A legendary captivating British band,GRACIOUS were formed around 1965/1966 in Esher,UK by guitarist Alan Cowderoy and drummer/vocalist Paul Davis (later he switched to guitars).The band suffered from numerous line-up changes in the early years,before relying on a stable line-up just before the 70's.Signed by Vertigo label,GRACIOUS released their eponymous debut in 1970.Their album sounds very daring for a pre-70's band and it was a careful mix of classical piano/harpsichord/mellotron work with bluesy electric/smooth acoustic guitars and dreamy vovals,creating an album consisting generally of complicated structures.GRACIOUS sound if THE BEATLES could ever collaborate with KING CRIMSON and GENTLE GIANT,you'll get the image I assume.I insist on listening to the fantastic keyboard work,the complex bass lines and the colorful guitars of their work.This is an absolutely underrated work of early-70's and you should spend some time listening to a band with a style far from the typical cliches of the time!

apps79 | 3/5 |


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