Phoenix - same (1969, US, mixed bag of lite rockin`sound, ABC vinyl rip, flactracks, DR12, artwork)
*** Reviewed by great fellow Adamus67 ***Phoenix - original US pressing (ABC ABCS-703) 1969 produced by Bob Todd. The group has connections to the Doobie Brothers, Tiran Porter would replace Dave Shogren on bass for the Doobies’ second album Toulous Street in 1972, the moment, of issue was poorly promoted, obscure rock Lp's released by ABC Records in the late 60's/early 70's. Overall a pretty uneventful Lp that's saved from garage sale oblivion by 3 reasonably decent tracks ("In Leaving, You Arrived" / "Words I Have to Say" / "Baby I'm Sorry") on side 2. "Baby I'm Sorry" has a nice, slightly trippy psych edge, otherwise the Lp is a very straight ahead period rock effort. A plus point...excellent sound on these late 60's era ABC Vinyl pressings, so many thank gigic 2255 As always it good job, for this great post!
Thank you so much Adam for that effort
At first I thought it´s a normal rock band from the old 60s. But with every listen to the album it went better and better!
There are great compositions combined with an absolutely fitting voice. It contains a touch of "Dr. Merigold´s Prescription" but upholds an own style, even when postmark N.Y.C. reminds me of an Doors song I´ve never heard, yet. And the orchestra arrangement on "Words I Have To Say" sounds really modern nevertheless not too superficial (like a lot of actual music does to me).
I´m listening to the album hour for hour while I´m learning for university and have to break the learning to get to know a new shape of the band. And it´s every time surprisingly good.
Absolutely worth to give a listen to it!
(~raremp3) by Dust
Phoenix - In Leaving, You Arrived (1969)
A1. Julia’s Face
A2. Music On My Mind
A3. I Can’t Lose You Now
A4. Hello Nashville
A5. Thanks For Nothing
A6. Too Many Words
B1. Do Something To Make Somebody Happy
B2. In Leaving, You Arrived
B3. Postmark N.Y.C.
B4. Words I Have To Say
B5. Baby I’m Sorry (What Else Can I Say)
Chuck McCabe - guitar and vocals
Homer Swain - drums and vocals
Mike Walch - percussion, vocals and piano
Tiran Porter - bass and vocals
[Rip and Scans by gigic2255]
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