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Friday, April 3, 2015

Climax Blues Band - Live Rare And Raw (1973-79 uk, spectacular hard blues rock, 2014 release)




A brand new compilation that charts the period when the Climax Blues band accelerated from club act to US Top 40 regularsand, finally, Top 3 hit makers with ‘Couldn’t Get it Right’.Accompanying frontman Colin Cooper (vocals, sax) and Pete Haycock (guitar, vocals), both now sadly deceased, were JohnCuffley (drums) and Derek Holt (bass, vocals). 

The return of original member Richard Jones on keyboards midway throughthis gig sequence completed the classic Climax Blues Band line up.Material covers band-penned classics from ‘Sense Of Direction’ (1974), ‘Stamp Album’ (1975), ‘Gold Plated’ (1976), plus songsfrom then current album ‘Real To Reel’ (1979). Also included are blues standards like ‘The Seventh Son’, a long-time staple oftheir ‘live’ set and Wilbert Harrison’s ‘Let’s Work Together’.The Beatles ‘Get Back’ was introduced by Pete Haycock one night to lengthen a short set. “Towards the end of ‘All The TimeIn The World’ I started jamming the Beatles guitar solos and the other guys picked up on it. We started playing to please thecrowd after that!”

The three concerts, from Marquee Club London (1973), New Jersey (1974), Guildford (1976) are previously unreleased. Only1979’s Miami show had a limited US release on Warner Bros.This an essential new set for blues aficionados and band fans alike.Booklet with authoritative and extensive liner notes includes quotes from Climax Blues Band’s Derek Holt and the late PeteHaycock. - 


Tracks 
Disc 1
1. All The Time In The World - 6:32
2. I Am Constant - 4:50
3. Seventh Son (Willie Dixon) - 5:45
4. Mesopopmania - 10:21
5. So Many Roads (Paul Marshall) - 16:05
6. Shake Your Love /That's All (George Newsome, Anton Farmer, Richard Gottehrer,  Colin Cooper, Pete Haycock, Derek Holt, John Cuffley) - 7:03
7. All The Time In The World - 7:22
8. Seventh Son (Willie Dixon) - 5:02
All songs written by Colin Cooper, Pete Haycock, Derek Holt, John Cuffley except where noted
Tracks 1-6 Live at the Marquee Club London 1973
Tracks 7-8 Live In New Jersey 1974


Disc 2
1. Flight - 15:50
2. So Many Roads (Paul Marshall) - 13:45
3. Country Hat (George Newsome, Anton Farmer, Colin Cooper, Pete Haycock, Derek Holt) - 9:06
4. Shake Your Love (Richard Gottehrer, John Cuffley, Colin Cooper, Pete Haycock, Derek Holt) - 4:03
5. Going To New York (Jimmy Reed) - 10:45
6. Let's Work Together (Wilbert Harrison) - 7:45
7. One More Time/Stormy Monday (Jaymes Young, T. Bone Walker) - 7:02
8. Together And Free - 3:02
9. Amerita Sense Of Direction - 6:22
All songs written by Colin Cooper, Pete Haycock, Derek Holt, John Cuffley except where indicated
Tracks 1-7 Live In New Jersey 1974
Tracks 8-9 Live In Guildford 1976


Disc 3
1. Chasing Change (Colin Cooper, Pete Haycock, Derek Holt, John Cuffley, Richard Jones) - 4:58
2. Using The Power (Colin Cooper, Pete Haycock, Derek Holt, John Cuffley, Richard Jones) - 4:22
3. Couldn't Get It Right (Colin Cooper, Pete Haycock, Derek Holt, John Cuffley, Richard Jones) - 3:16
4. Going To New York (Jimmy Reed) -7:48
5. All The Time In The World - 2:29
6. Get Back (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 2:44
7. Money In Your Pocket - 4:39
8. Summer Rain - 5:44
9. Amerita Sense Of Direction - 7:40
10.Evil (Willie Dixon) - 5:09
11.Fallen In Love (For The Very Last Time) - 4:45
12.Seventh Son/Got My Mojo Workin' (Willie Dixon, McKinley Morganfield) - 9:22
13.Whatcha Feel - 9:42
14.All The Time In The World-Get Back (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 6:01
All songs written by Colin Cooper, Pete Haycock, Derek Holt, John Cuffley except where stated
Tracks 1-6 Live In Guildford 1976
Tracks 7-14 Live From Miami 1979

Climax Blues Band
*Colin Cooper - Vocals, Alto, Tenor Saxes, Guitar, Harmonica
*Pete Haycock - Vocals, Lead Guitar
*Derek Holt - Vocals, Bass Guitar, Electric Piano
*John Cuffley - Drums, Percussion
*Richard Jones - Keyboards (Disc 3)

1969  The Climax Chicago Blues Band (2013 remaster and expanded)
1970  A Lot Of Bottle (2013 remaster and expanded)
1971  Tightly Knit (2013 remastered with bonus tracks)
1972  Climax Chicago - Rich Man (2013 bonus track remaster) 

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5 comments:

Alexandr said...

Thanks, Marios.

kobilica said...

Wov!This is really something to me.Thank you"MARIOS"...

kobilica said...

After listening this set,then you realize,what a great guitar player was Pete Haycock...

Only Good Song said...

This is really "news" for me.
Thanks so much!

Phil Gordon said...

Very Cool, thanks m!