May 8, 2015

Dave Greenslade - Cactus Choir (1976, 2014)

When GREENSLADE split in 1975, Dave Greenslade had already written, in effect, an album of new band material, and he was ready to make another album! He decided to record this album himself, and assembled a cast of stellar musicians to help him do just that.
"Cactus Choir" was released to worldwide critical acclaim in 1976.
Having written the theme for a one-off TV programme entitled: "Gangsters" in 1974 (the instrumental version of which was subsequently issued on the GREENSLADE album: "Time And Time"), Dave Greenslade added lyrics to the track in 1976 and asked Chris Farlowe - the lead singer with COLOSSEUM - to deliver a vocal for it.
That version of ‘Gangsters’ is included here on the CD version of "Cactus Choir" as the Bonus track.
1. Pedro's Party
2. Gettysburg
3. Swings And Roundabouts / Time Takes My Time
4. Forever And Ever
5. Cactus Choir
6. Country Dance
7. Finale
Bonus track:
8. Gangsters

Dave Greenslade - keyboards
Tony Reeves - bass on tracks 1, 2 ,6 & 8
Simon Phillips - drums, percussion
Steve Gould - vocal on tracks 2 & 6
Dave Markee - bass on tracks 3 & 4
Mick Grabham - guitar on track 4
John Perry - bass on track 7
Bill Jackman - bass flute,  bass clarinet on track 8

EAC | CD Image | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 293 mb incl. 3% recovery



Anonymous said...

"Gangsters" wasn't a "One-Off" - it had two seasons on BBC, 1975-8.

Sergey said...

Спасибо огромное!

juan manuel muñoz said...

muchas gracias, saludos