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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Legend - Moonshine (1972 uk, third album, superb boogie rock, Repertoire extra tracks limited issue)



Originally released in 1972 (on the Vertigo label) Legend's third album, Moonshine, gets out into the sun again (via the Repertoire imprint) as a 2500-copy limited edition. The band represented here was the "Mark III" version, consisting of John Bobin, Mo Witham, Bob Clouter and the legendary Mickey Jupp. 

The sound is fairly raw throughout, with the kind of loose, relaxed musicianship that comes from pro cats getting down and having fun. Rock, blues, country and a touch of traditional balladeering inform each of the disc's 13 tracks and find the group right at home with those stylistic touchstones. 

Whether they're stripped-down and rockin' (as on the rousing "Moonshine" and "Captain Cool") or dramatic and string-filled (the plaintive "Another Guy" and "The Writer of Songs") there's an element of toughness that keeps the band from ever sounding stuffy, and it's that same barroom machismo that makes this record stand out as a near-classic example of down-home, '70s British rock done correctly -- with fun and chutzpah in equal amounts. 
by J. Scott McClintock

Tracks
1. Moonshine (Jupp, Legend) - 3:49
2. Another Guy - 3:30
3. Mother of My Child - 3:25
4. Captain Cool (Jupp, Legend) - 1:43
5. Ausfahrt - 0:56
6. Eingang - 0:41
7. Shine on My Shoes (Jupp, Legend) - 2:50
8. The Writer of Songs - 4:57
9. Local Folk'ol - 3:04
10.At the Shop - 2:52
11.Just Because - 3:51
12.Don't You Never - 2:58
13.Someday - 2:16
All songs by Mickey Jupp unless otherwise written.

Legend
*John Bobin - Lead Guitar, Bass, Spanish Guitar, Vocals
*Bob Clouter - Drums
*Mickey Jupp - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Piano
*Mo Witham - Lead Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm Guitar, Spanish Guitar, Vocals

More Legend
1971  Legend (Red Boot)

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12 comments:

space88 said...

Lovely Tunes!!Thanks Marios!

JeanBernardFrance said...

Thanks for using Rapidshare server.
ONE minute to download the mp3 album,with a premlum of course.
Rapidshare certainly the worst server for free downloads(I remember 2-3 hours for an album a few weeks ago),but the best for premium.
Thanks also for all good albums posted here the last weeks.

Marios said...

Hi JeanBernardFrance,
thank you for your kind words,
actually rapids are not mine but Cor's links, I'm already premium for the other two hosters, I can't burden another one.

Feelgood said...

Bonus Tracks on Digi-pack re-issue
Don't You Never
Someday

El Greco said...

anyone get corrupt file or wrong password on these?

echoes said...

Hi guys
I became patient with the time waiting for DL. These are new times, what can we do...
This Legend is a good one. Thx and have a nice day.

echoes said...

@ El Greco
No, everything's fine.

echoes said...

But the password is The-Loner not xara as usual...

sparkler said...

Thank you to Cor and Marios...greatly appreciated! :)

El Greco said...

Thenaks to Echoes...i need to open my eyes a bit wider!

peraberg said...

And another great upload. Thanks

Marios said...

.....MoonShine ...Again...