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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lighthouse - Suite Feeling (1969 canada, exceptional jazz brass jam rock, 2010 korean remaster)



A great title for this one – given that the album's got a full, spacious sound – one that definitely lives up to the "suite feeling" you'd expect! The style here is even more sophisticated than on the group's debut – still a mix of jazzy horns and rockish rhythms, but fused together even more perfectly – but with a leanness that's a good contrast to some of the more overblown groups of the same generation! 

There's just the right balance here to allow some standout solos – on horns, natch, but also some sweet Hammond too – and a young Howard Shore is also in the group on alto sax, and handled some of the arrangments for the record. Titles inlcude a great version of "A Day In The Life" – plus originals "Taking A Walk", "Could You Be Concerned", "Chest Fever", "Feel So Good", "Places On Faces Four Blue Carpet Traces", and "What Sense"
Dusty-Groove.


Tracks
1. Chest Fever (Robbie Robertson) - 5:02
2. Feel So Good (Grant Fullerton, Paul Hoffert, Skip Prokop) - 2:59
3. Places On Faces Four Blue Carpet Traces (Grant Fullerton, Paul Hoffert, Ralph Cole, Skip Prokop) - 10:51
4. Could You Be Concerned (Paul Hoffert, Skip Prokop) - 4:16
5. Presents Of Presence (Paul Hoffert, Skip Prokop) - 3:52
6. Taking A Walk (Paul Hoffert, Skip Prokop) - 4:37
7. Eight Loaves Of Bread (Paul Hoffert, Skip Prokop) - 3:31
8. What Sense (Paul Hoffert, Skip Prokop) - 3:31
9. A Day In The Life (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 6:19

Lighthouse
*Skip Prokop - Leader, Drums, Vocals
*Paul Hoffert - Keyboards, Vibes
*Ralph Cole - Guitar, Vocals
*Grant Fullerton - Bass, Vocals
*Pinky Dauvin - Lead Vocals
*Paul Armin - Violin
*Don DiNovo - Violin, Viola
*Myron Moskalyk - Violin
*Leslie Schneider - Cello
*Paul Adamson - Trumpet
*Bruce Cassidy - Trumpet
*Howard Shore - Alto Sax, Flute
*Russ Little - Trombone
*Dick Armin - Violin

Lighthouse
1969  Lighthouse (2012 extra tracks edition)
1971  One Fine Morning
1972  Sunny Days (2008 RDI issue)
1973  Can You Feel It?  (2008 RDI issue)
Related Acts
1967  The Paupers - Magic People
1968  The Paupers · Ellis Island  (2008 remaster)
1969  The Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield And Al Kooper
1969  Michael Bloomfield with Nick Gravenites And Friends - Live At Bill Graham's Fillmore West (2009 remaster and expanded) 

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9 comments:

mscmichael said...

Thanks very much...

Alexandr said...

Thanks, Marios!

juan manuel muñoz said...

muchas gracias, Marios, un abrazo

kobilica said...

Yes!I'm so happy to see this album.Many thanks"MARIOS".Cheers...

Oldie said...

Great post! More to come?

meanunclek said...

I never thought I'd see this album on CD. Thank you very much. Now I can retire my ancient vinyl. I just need to find "Peacing it all together" now.

Jakartass said...

Thanks for this.

I saw them at the Isle of White Festival in 1970 and thought they were great. But have never seen a recording of them in the UK, or here in Indonesia,

So, many thanks for this.

angelitotitorito said...

Gracias Marios. Apoyo a meanunclek en su petición del Pacing it all together. ¿lo postearás?

Tanktop said...

Thank you VERY much, Marios!
LIGHTHOUSE is my all-time favourite band,
and finding your beautiful shares here...I feel I've died and gone to Heavennnnn!

All the best,
tanktop