Sep 18, 2013

Re-upload by request: England - England (1976)

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England (Not the England who recorded "Garden Shed"), was an English progressive rock band band formed in 1971 by guitarist, Olly Alcock. Originally the band included drummer, Mike Kidson, who later became Genesis' road manager, and bassist John Waite, who released the big hit "Missing You" in 1984. Despite constant touring, the band never hit the big time. By 1973, Olly Alcock was the only remaining England member. In 1974, he recruited bassist, Ben Eggleston, drummer John Clark, and saxophonist, Paul Rossiter. The band continued gigging and touring, still without any noticeable success or a record deal. By 1975, drummer John Clark had left the band. By 1976, England had secured a small record deal. Drummer, Phil Cook joined the band, and Paul Rossiter became more of a background player. The late, great Alexis Korner thought highly of the band. The band's first s/t release posted here, sank without a trace. By 1978, England had split up. Olly Alcock formed The Olly Alcock Band. Ben Eggleston retired from the music scene, and Phil Cook seems to have disappeared! England was quite a good progressive blues rock band, often compared to bands like Nektar, and Wishbone Ash. On this s/t album, all the songs were played 'live' and only the vocals were added later. A decent prog/hard blues rock album with some above average songs, great raw guitar, and nice sax work. Vocals could be better, as they sound slightly "off key" at times. However, this was a privately issued album, with a very limited circulation. With more studio production, this could have been a far better album.
1. The Osprey
2. Keswick Line
3. Out Of Town
4. Beauty & The Beast
5. Paradise Lost
6. How Does It Feel?
7. Nature Ruled
8. Fleece
9. Life And Soul

Olly Alcock - guitars, lead vocals
Ben Eggleston - bass, vocals
Phil Cook - drums
Paul Rossiter - tenor sax (4), soprano sax (7)



space88 said...

Wow that was quick.Again Thanke for Reup.

wyseman said...

Great - thanks