Egg Remastered CD
Data aparitiei: 14.03.2008
Casa de discuri: CherryRed
This now legendary debut album by Egg featured the talents of Dave
Stewart on Keyboards, Mont Campbell on Bass and Clive Brooks on Drums.
Egg were associated with the so-called 'Canterbury' style of rock music
pioneered by artists such as Caravan and Soft Machine. The trio produced
music of startling originality and energy, drawing on influences
ranging from rock to jazz to psychedelia to classical. This fusion
resulted in one of the most enduring releases to appear on Decca's short
lived Nova imprint and is now critically regarded as one of the more
unique albums of the early 1970's.
Re-mastered from the original
tapes, the Esoteric Recordings reissue includes three bonus tracks,
including both sides of the bands only single and 'Movement 3' from the
albums notorious opus 'Symphony No. 2', now restored in its rightful
place in this extended composition.
As this fascinating 1970 album shows, Black Widow was far more
sophisticated and musically advanced than contemporaries Black Sabbath.
Strongly influenced by jazz, their imaginative songs are enhanced by the
extensive use of flute, saxophone, organ and clarinet. The group from
the English Midlands comprised Jim Gannon (lead guitar), Zoot Taylor
(organ, piano), Kip Trever (vocals), Clive Jones (flute, sax, clarinet),
Bob Bond (bass guitar) and Clive Box (drums). Gannon composed all the
tunes featured on this debut album, with its controversial Black Magic
theme. It was engineered by Queen producer Roy Thomas Baker. ‘Sacrifice’
provides a grand finale and their best-known stage number, ‘Come To The
Sabbat’ is included as a bonus track.