Jul 16, 2014

Baltik - Baltik (1973) [Re-post by request]

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This somewhat gloomy, progressive album, comprising cream of the crop of the era's Nordic session scene, plus one bass virtuoso from England, John Gustafson (Roxy Music, Quatermass, Ian Gillan Band, Hard Stuff) is now one of the ultimate collectors items for most Deep Purple, Atomic Rooster and Roxy Music afficionados. It starts off quite heavy, then the pace is slowed down with a gospel-flavoured ballad a-la early Elton and maybe Joan Armatrading (who lead singer Beverly Glenn certainly sounds like), which sets the mood for the rest of side A. Side B is filled with quirky, interesting but somewhat murky prog rock, which takes a little bit of getting used to - especially if it doesn't grab you from the first listen; give it another chance.
Alex Gitlin, October 2000
1. Leslie Briggs
2. Wildness Meant My Freedom
3. Keep On The Run
4. One More Reason
5. City Girl
6. Ocean Blue
7. Round And Round
8. Every Raindrop Means A Tear
9. No Registration, Please
10. We Can't Change The World Alone
11. Long, Long Weekend

Janne Schaffer - guitars
Björn J:son Lindh - electric piano, flute, sax
Bengt Dahlén - guitars
Göran Lagerberg  - bass
Ola Brunkert - drums 



Anonymous said...

Wasn't Janne Schaffer, to be later ABBA's main guitarist? If this the case, Schaffer formed and recorded a number of jazz rock bands in the early 70's e.g. Ablution, and more reently involved with Isuldurs Bane.

Thewre again may have the wrong guy...

hanalex said...

About Janne SCHAFFER read here:

DanP said...

YAY! thanks!