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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Spreadeagle - The Piece Of Paper (1972 uk, remarkable multi blended progressive rock, 2012 Flawed Gems issue)

It may hard to believe, but this is the debut album of this little-known comb. Released by Charisma records In 1972 the only album of this still highly underrated, British progressive band should appeal to fans of classic, heavy and quite melodic rock based on catchy but intense guitars, ever-changing moods rhythms and complex vocal parts. 

Spreadeagle offered a varied, imaginative, cheerful and well-arranged songs (very often in elaborate forms) in the vein of early Camel. Whisbone Ash, Public for Roman, Home and with a hint of early Santana. It has been remastered from the original analogue sounds, gives a high quality sound.

1. How Can We Be Lost - 2:57
2. Brothers In The Sunshine (Sam Llewellyn) - 7:10
3. Nightingale Lane - 2:37
4. Piece Of Paper - 6:31
5. Nightmare (Andy Blackford) - 2:53
6. Eagles - 7:20
7. Scipio - 4:26
8. Talking To A Sailor - 2:30
All compositions by Tim Phillips except where indicated

*Andy Blackford - Vocals, Guitars
*Tim Phillips - Vocals, Guitars, Banjo, Piano
*Sam Llewellyn - Vocals, Bass, Percussion
*Jim Copley - Drums
*Jon Field, Nick & Shel - Additional Percussion

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