Extraction - deleted Digipak - Remastered Cd - 1972 First Issued
Data aparitiei: 13.08.2003
Casa de discuri: Repertoire
Signed by A&M Wright made his solo debut with 1970's "Extraction". Self-produced and backed by an all star cast including Blodwyn Pig guitarist Mick Abrahams and bassist Trevor Burton, Spooky Tooth drummer Mike Kelly (aka Mike Kellie), Beatles sidekick/bassist Klaus Voorman, and Yes drummer Alan White, Wright's instantly recognizable voice naturally drew comparisons to his Spooky Tooth catalog. Interestingly, with the exception of 'I Know a Place', once you got over those initial impressions Wright-penned material like 'Get On the Right Road', 'Get Hold Of Yourself' and '' displayed an album that was lighter and more varied than Spooky Tooth. It was certainly FM rock and this may sound kind of stupid, but to my ears the results had a much more American feel, including occasional gospel-flavored overtones (check out 'Sing a Song'). Wright certainly came off in good form, sounding far more relaxed and comfortable throughout the nine tracks. Highlights included 'Too Late To Cry' (with a nice performance from guitarist Hugh McCracken), 'Get Hold Of Yourself' and 'The Wrong Time' which found Wright taking a direct swipe at his Spooky Tooth colleagues. After Wright's departure, Spooky Tooth had included a cover of 'The Wrong Tome' on "The Last Puff".