Khan - Space Shanty (1972) [Japan SHM Remaster] (2010)
Progressive Rock, Japan Editions | Author: sirk | 17-10-2016, 16:39
Artist: Khan Title Of Album: Space Shanty Year Of Release: 1972/2010 Label (Catalog#) :Deram [UICY-20133] Country:: UK Genre: Prog Canterbury Rock, Space-Rock Quality: FLAC (image + cue,log,scans) Bitrate: Lossless Time: 00:53:58 Full Size: 368mb(+5%)
KHAN's bio reads like a who's who of former and future celebs from EGG, GONG, HATFIELD & THE NORTH and NATIONAL HEALTH. The initial line-up of this early 70's Canterbury outfit consisted of keyboard player Dave Stewart, guitarist Steve Hillage, bassist Nick Greenwood and drummer Pip Pyle. Before recording their one and only album, Pyle moved on to GONG and was replaced by Eric Peachy (ex-DR. K'S BLUES BAND). The group disbanded after the release of the album in 1972.
"Space Shanty" is made up of six ambitious tracks composed almost entirely by Hillage. All four musicians are in fine form but the album is particularly dominated by Hillage's spacey/bluesy guitar and Stewart's effervescent Hammond play. Although much of the material is based on a repetitive verse/chorus/verse cycle and has recurrent musical themes, the band frequently breaks out into extended instrumental freak outs, either soloing or engaging in formidable guitar/organ interplay. This album is a fine sample of early Canterbury/bluesy space rock.
Tracks: ------- 1. Space Shanty - 9:01 .a. The Cobalt Sequence .b. March Of The Sine Squadrons 2. Stranded - Effervescent Psychonovelty No.5 - 6:35 3. Mixed Up Man Of The Mountains (Steve Hillage, Nick Greenwood) - 7:14 4. Driving To Amsterdam - 9:22 5. Stargazers - 5:33 6. Hollow Stone - Escape Of The Space Pirates - 8:18 7. Break The Chains (Steve Hillage, Nick Greenwood) - 3:24 8. Mixed Up Man Of The Mountains - 4:25
Personnel: --------- Steve Hillage - Guitars, Vocals Nick Greenwood - Bass, Vocals Eric Peachey - Drums Dave Stewart - Organ, Piano, Skyceleste, Marimbas
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