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Thursday, January 12, 2023

The Alan Ross Band - Restless Nights (1978 uk, nice funky guitar rock, 2021 korean remaster)

An obscure little record from the band of UK singer Alan Ross, a set that's very much got the 70s vibe of the messy hotel room on the cover -- kind of a shaggy blend of hard rock elements with a bit of tighter, more mainstream production! Alan's a strong singer who gets his vocals all compressed in a cool way in the setup of the sound, maybe a bit of an Eagles influence in the way the things come together, although the group are leaner and more focused on showcasing Ross, his lyrics, and his guitar work. Titles include "Angel", "Joe Henry", "Restless Nights", "Land Of The Snows", "Kamina", "I Will Be Alright", and "Don't Back Away".

1. Restless Nights - 5:08
2. Ain't It A Shame - 4:00
3. Kamina - 4:03
4. I Will Be Alright (Jim Frank) - 4:06
5. Angel - 3:31
6. Joe Henry - 3:39
7. Land Of The Snows - 3:30
8. Salvation - 3:48
9. Don't Back Away - 4:59
All compositions by Alain Presencer, Alan Ross except where noted

*Alan Ross - Guitar, Vocals
*Craig Anders - Guitar, Vocals
*John Cooke - Keyboards, Vocals
*Pete Dennis - Bass, Vocals
*Ed Spevock - Drums 

1974  Ross - The Pit And The Pendulum (2019 remaster)