Light Of Darkness - Light Of Darkness (1971 scottish heavy/psychedelic blues rock, 1998 Second Battle reissue - FLAC)
Saudações, dentre outros tantos fantásticos albuns existentes nos anos 70s Light Of Darkness é um dos meus favoritos! Vale aquí destacar o "exótico" e até mesmo debochado vocal do nosso brother John Latimer. Prestem atenção na fabulosa versão de "Soul Francisco (do não menos fabuloso Tony Joe White)"; apenas essa música já valeria a compra desse álbum!. Desfrutem!
The little-known Scottish band Light of Darkness consisted of Mike Reoch (bass, flute, piano, harmonica), Byron Grant (guitars, fiddle), John Latimer (vocals, piano, organ, percussion), and German drummer Manfred Bebert.
They were based in Hamburg, Germany, and their only record was released by the German label Phillips in 1970.
This self-titled debut album is in a kind-of progressive blues-rock style, highlighted by Latimer's odd voice and an energetic cover of Tony Joe White's "Soul Francisco."
This is a heavy progressive garage rock masterpiece with such a bizarre vocalist, his voice makes Captain Beefheart sound like Art Garfunkel!
However, critics at that time dismissed the record as being directionless; the record-buying public ignored the LP and after a couple of concerts, Light of Darkness disbanded.
A stunning party record! The album came with impressive, absurd cover art. Original Phillips copies now sell for 400 DM or more.
The album was re-issued in 1981 on ZYX in a single sleeve with completely different artwork. Luckily, Second Battle put it right again in 1990, when they released 1,000 copies of the album featuring the original cover plus and insert with information.
Today, their only recording has become a minor cult classic and a collector's item.
Unfortunately, the band members disappeared and never recorded again. Before Light of Darkness, both Reoch and Grant had been in a band called Mike Reoch and the Tremors (together with Dennis Morrison and Don Stuart), and released an album called "Internationale Evergreens" on Elite Special in the 1960s.
Light Of Darkness - Soul Francisco:
Line-up / Musicians:
*Mike Reoch - bass, flute, piano, harmonica
*Byron Grant - guitars, fiddle
*John Latimer - vocals, piano, organ, percussion
*Manfred Bebert - drums