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Thursday, January 24, 2013

East Of Eden - Another Eden (1975 uk, eclectic inclusive assorted rock, 2012 Flawed Gems remaster)

The music of the turn of the 60 - and 70-these can say almost anything, but certainly not that it was boring and uninteresting. The fifth album (and yes with hand at heart - last really good) recorded in February 1974 in Escape Studios, Smarden, Kent,but released a year later,only the German effort EMI Harvest.

In March 1974 the musicians finish work on a new album, in which he helped them to Jeff Beck.
-Martin Fisher - "Mr. Beck, lived closely, and came by the studio, in Kent, most days"
-Jeff Allen - "The engineer Tony Taverner also worked a lot with Jeff Beck who dropped in now and then when we were recording."

The session finishes a month later, in March 1974 (info from New Musical Express). But the group aren't content with their work :
- Joe O'Donnell - "At the end of the session, we put all the material for the development of the ... Colon Music. (?) But we were not satisfied with their work and release the LP is paused."
- Martin Fisher - "Actually, we were not happy with the album. Should write and record more material, more fine-tune it, but it was pressure from the label, although the album, in our opinion was not yet ready."

Recordings wander on the shelf, to be released officially on sale in 1975, the LP "Another Eden" EMI Harvest (C06297101). The team suspended operations, and individual musicians centered on their private activities.

This LP, however, only shows itself in Germany. Jeff Allen remembers edition of the album: "Another Eden. We did not have control over the release of the album. Decisive factor for the label. Did not have any bearing on the cover of which is" Nicky Debus. "Then it was my girlfriend."(Under the pseudonym, Nicky Debus, hiding Nicky Coleman, who in the mid-70s participated in numerous photo shoots for female nudes.)

New songs have been little to do with jazz-rock and oriental variations from the "Mercator Projected". But no one thought about it in the meantime to take care of the new  the corresponding music .
by Adamus67

1. Mandarin's Daughter - 3:45
2. Hey Zimmerman - 4:01
3. Kensington Cowboy - 3:06
4. Catalina Troubour - 3:55
5. What's Happening - 5:51
6. Summer Days - 3:32
7. Hey Baby - 5:00
8. Fancy Nancy - 3:43
9. Sin City Girls (UK Single A-side, 1973) - 3:37
10.All Our Yesterdays (UK Single B-side, 1973) - 2:47
11.Kensington Cowboy (BBC Session, July 1973) - 3:06
12.To Mrs. V (BBC Session, May 1971) - 4:39
13.Wonderful Feeling (BBC Session, May 1971) - 5:49
14.Brand New Day - 4:49
15.Wonderful Feeling - 4:12
16.Instrumental - 4:04
17.What Can I Do - 2:57
18.She Wants Your Love - 4:46
19.Instrumental Jig - 2:04
Bonus tracks 9-19
Tracks 14-19 Live in Germany 1972

East Of Eden
*Garth Watt-Roy - Guitar Vocals
*Jeff Allen - Drums
*Joe O'Donnell - Violin
*Martin Fisher - Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
*Dave Arbus - Violin
*Davy Jack - Vocals, Bass
*Jim Roche - Guitar

1969  Mercator Projected (eclectic bonus tracks issue)
1970  Snafu (eclectic bonus tracks issue)
1971  East Of Eden - East Of Eden
1971  New Leaf 

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echoes said...

Yep, have other four CDs, but not this one and I didn't know it exists.
Thx Marios

DanP said...

Album cover art does not get any better than this. ;)

Pierre said...

brilliant, got the others, this is a very welcome surprise, many thanks

kobilica said...

EAST OF EDEN is one of my favourite band,but I never heard this one,so I hope that is good as their first four albums.Many thanks"MARIOS"...

kobilica said...

Not so great as their privious albums,but there is some fine moments and is well worth to check it out...

Laurent said...

I don't have this excellent 5th album, East Of Eden is a fine band, also a very interesting cover art, Thanks a lot Marios.

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Parras said...

Many thankx. Great post.

Sergey said...

never heard this one. many thanks

Peter said...

All info taken from:
Check out- East of Eden