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3.20 | 19 ratings | 3 reviews | 16% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1971

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Make Your Stash (4:11)
2. Fiddling Fool (12:30)
3. Superbody (9:15)
4. Drifitng (3:24)
5. Mumbles I Wonder Why (5:51)

Total Time: 35:11

Bonus tracks on 1993 CD edition:
6. I'll Be Gone (4:14)
7. Launching Place Part I (2:49)
8. Launching Place Part II (3:07)

Bonus Tracks on 2007 remaster :

6. Launching Place, Part I (Mono) (3:33)
7. I'll Be Gone (Mono single edit, Harvest Australian single) (3:31)
8. Launching Place, Part II (B-side of Harvest Australian mono single) (3:03)
9. I'll Be Gone (Full length stereo version, Harvest Germany single) (4:25)
10. Launching Place, Part II (Psycho-Psychedelic version, b-side of Harvest Germany single) (2:54)
11. I'll Be Gone (Original mono acetate demo) (3:40)
12. You Just Can't Win (Original mono acetate demo) (4:44)

Line-up / Musicians

- Michael Rudd / guitar, harp, recorder, vocals
- Lee Neale / organ, piano, vocals
- Bill Putt / bass
- Mark Kennedy / drums, percussion

- Christopher Rudd / child (?)

Releases information

Artwork: Michael Rudd

LP Harvest ‎- SHVL 601 (1971, Australia)
LP Rabbit Hall Records ‎- RHRLP005 (2016, Ireland) With 2 bonus tracks

CD Coven ‎- Coven 1 (1993, Germany) With 3 bonus tracks, new cover
CD Aztec Music ‎- AVSCD026 (2007, Australia) Remastered by Gil Matthews with 7 bonus tracks

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SPECTRUM Spectrum Part One ratings distribution

(19 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(16%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(42%)
Good, but non-essential (26%)
Collectors/fans only (16%)
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Review by GruvanDahlman
3 stars From way down under comes this amazing (at times) bunch. Their second album "Milesago" is a terrific piece of hammond drenched hard rock prog, spiced just a tad with psychedelia. This their first album is very much a prototype to that album. Heavy on the organ, british in some mellow kind of way but sprinkled a bit more with the psychedelic spices.

The opening "Make your stash" is quite a good track, as is "Fiddling fool". The first opens in an eerie way, before heading into a mellow piece. The same could be said for "Fiddling fool", though this piece is decidedly more psych.

"Super boy" is a great track. Yet again mellow, with beautiful organ. "Drifting" heads into some jazzy rock territory. Quite good. "Mumbles I wonder why" is my favorite track. It sounds naive in an endearing way and offers fantastic organ playing. The next one "Launching place part 2" is really alright aswell. They end it all with the Manfred Mann's Earth Band track "I'll be gone". The original track may be better but this one really is interesting.

Overall it is quite an arlight album. Well played, organic and endearing. I really like Spectrum and the sound they make. They hold a tone of their own, quite Australian in that je ne sais quoi kind of way. It is good but when push comes to a shove it is no more than that. I would recommend "Milesago" over this but still, it has loads of charm an ideas.

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2 stars The band hails from my adopted country, Australia, where Prog was never "abundant". I may have heard this LP a long time ago. If so, then it didn't leave a lasting impression on me - for I can't recall. Recently, I was given the chance to hear it (again?) Firstly, I feel terribly sorry for th ... (read more)

Report this review (#1020634) | Posted by BORA | Monday, August 19, 2013 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Spectrum were one of the most original bands to come out of Australia in the early 1970s - they simply do not sound like anyone else I can think of. In a genre that generally prizes virtuosity they are an anomaly, original drummer Mark Kennedy being the only real virtuoso in the band - but they were ... (read more)

Report this review (#722299) | Posted by sl75 | Wednesday, April 11, 2012 | Review Permanlink

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