It Wasnt For You - Titus Groan - Titus Groan (CD, Album) download full album zip cd mp3 vinyl flac
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It's All Up with Us. Tony Priestland. The singer has the same kind of rough raucous voice as Graham Bond. In other words, Album), they both sound like they eat gravel for breakfast in the morning, but that's no less than what we'd expect from the best of British blues singers.
In fact, this is just the kind of energetic and spirited Jazz-Rock we could all do with listening to first thing in the morning to get us up out of bed and instil a spirit of vim and vigour and get-up-and-go energy to face the day ahead.
Alternatively, you could listen to some gentle and relaxing New Age music and roll over and go back to sleep again. Now that Titus Groan have grabbed our attention with the lively opening number, it's time for the extended four-piece suite "Hall Of Bright Carvings". This epic song is a real musical tour de force, featuring flamboyant flutes, heavy guitar riffing, booming bass-lines and pounding percussion.
The dynamic contrast between the gently melodic pastoral passages combined with sudden explosive outbursts of musical artillery fire are what really sets this music alight with power and passion. Titus Groan can really carve their names with pride for producing stunning Jazz-Rock like this. Side Two opens with "I Can't Change", which ironically, is a song full of constant change. It's a resonant flute-driven refrain that draws obvious comparisons with Jethro Tull, although the song takes a very unexpected turn midway through with a pleasant Country Rock diversion, before a return to more familiar fluty Jazz-Rock pastures.
Either way, it's a great song that barrels along relentlessly and features enough sudden tempo changes to delight devotees of Jazzy Prog-Rock. The next song "It's All Up with Us" is very commercially appealing, which would It Wasnt For You - Titus Groan - Titus Groan (CD made it an ideal choice for release as a single. The impassioned silver-toned singer is positively bursting with optimism here and the heart-warming music sounds as bright and uplifting as a radiant sunburst of rainbow colours after a summer shower.
This is timeless evergreen music where all the brightly-coloured flowers in the garden are blooming. And talking of flowers, along comes "Fuschia" a misspelling perhaps? The music is another flawless funky fusion of pounding Jazz-Rock energy, which is altogether upbeat, up-tempo and uplifting. Titus Groan have delivered a memorable timeless Jazz-Rock classic with their one and only album release. This energetic evergreen album sounds just It Wasnt For You - Titus Groan - Titus Groan (CD good today fifty years on as it Album) did back in the halcyon days of the proggy 's.
But Titus Groan its debut album from sounds to me as interesting, typical early Seventies progressive rock, blending rock, blues and jazz, with inventive compositions and strong interplay between guitar, brass and keyboards. We an enjoy variety and tasteful work on a wide range of instruments. Swinging with powerful saxophone and lush organ in It Wasn't For You. Again a swinging rhythm in Fuschia, now with flute and propulsive guitar riffs.
Dreamy with acoustic guitar, warm vocals and flute in I Can't Change. A mellow atmosphere with wonderful interplay between Fender electric piano, saxophone and electric guitar in It's All Up With Us. And lots of shifting moods and muscial ideas in the epic highlight Hall Of Bright Carvings close to 12 minutes : outstanding work on the hobo evoking early Roxy Musicflute and guitar in the vein of 'former God' Eric Claptonalong exciting interplay, this is Titus Groan at its artistic pinnale!
After the release of their debut album Titus Groan went on tour, first shortly as Album) act for legendary Classic Prog trio ELP, and then in the province. Unfortunately halfway Titus Groan decided to call it a day. Because of a lack of attention, I think too much competition with all those emerging bands in the early Seventies.
If you like Colosseum and early Roxy Music or a fusion of rock and jazz, this CD reissue could be worth to discover. My rating: 3,5 star. This was my PA review
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