Mar 12, 2013

Re-upload by request: Alvin Lee & Mylon LeFevre - On The Road To Freedom (1973)

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Ten Years After guitarist Lee teamed up with gospel crooner LeFevre for a session that could be best described as hard spiritual rock. It was recorded at George Harrison's studio. The 1973 album features guest shots from George Harrison, Stevie Winwood, Ronnie Wood, and Jim Capaldi, among others.
1. On The Road To Freedom
2. The World Is Changing (I Got A Woman Back In Georgia)
3. So Sad (No Love Of His Own)
4. Fall Angel
5. Funny
6. We Will Shine
7. Carry My Load
8. Lay Me Back
9. Let 'Em Say What They Will
10. I Can't Take It
11. Riffin
12. Rockin' Til The Sun Goes Down
13. So Sad (No Love Of His Own) [Bonus single]

Alvin Lee - guitar, bass, sitar, vocals
Mylon LeFevre - 12-string guitar, bass, percussion, vocals
George Harrison - guitar, slide guitar, bass, back vocals
Ron Wood - 12-string guitar, bass, drums
Steve Winwood - piano
Tim Hinkley - piano, organ, background vocals
Boz Burrell - bass, background vocals
Bob Black - steel guitar
Andy Stein - fiddle
Jim Capaldi - drums
Reebop Kwaku Baah - congas
Mick Fleetwood - drums
Ian Wallace - drums
Mike Patto - percussion, back vocals



adamus67 said...

Alvin Lee is an exciting guitarist, blessed with nimble fingers, a fantastic turn of speed and a passion for the blues. As a performer, he ranks in popularity with the other great guitar heroes of the golden rock era, including Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Jimmy Page. His style is simpler and more direct than many of his peers, but there is no doubting his consummate ability.

I once called him the fastest guitarist in the world. Probably because of the ultra-fast solos in "I'm Going Home" - a composition group Ten Years After, which is a group of fat Alvin Lee headed for her years. It was a little over forty years ago, so in an era in which many "musicians" well cut out the guitars - such as Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck.

That's when he recorded 'On The Road To Freedom' with Mylon LeFevre. He also drew upon the services of his good friend and neighbour, former Beatle, the late George Harrison, who wrote and performed on the track 'So Sad (No Love Of His Own)'. George was a great admirer of Alvin's guitar playing and enjoying visiting the latter's home studio. The pair became good friends, although there was no attempt to overplay George's presence on the album... He mourned the death of George Harrison in November 2001 and is proud that George's song, 'So Sad (No Love Of His Own)', is part of an album that recalls the carefree days of rock'n'roll fun - and freedom.

Alvin invited many other like-minded musical mates to take part in the sessions. For example, the core members of Traffic - Steve Winwood (piano), Rebop (congas) and Jim Capaldi (drums) - appear in various combinations on several songs, playing on the title track and also on 'Fallen Angel', 'We Will Shine' and 'I Can't Take It'. Many a jam session stalwart turned up to enjoy the fun, including guitarist Ron Wood of the Faces and Rolling Stones fame. Ron and Alvin were joined by Mick Fleetwood and Ian Wallace (drums), Boz Burrell (bass), Mike Patto (vocals) and Tim Hinkley (keyboards) - all veterans of Fleetwood Mac, Patto and King Crimson. It would be hard to keep this lot away from (a) the bar and (b) a studio full of musical instruments. Mylon provided lead vocals on most of the tracks and wrote or cowrote half a dozen tunes with Alvin.

meanunclek said...

Thank you for re-posting this great album.

WERP said...