I Drive - I Drive (1972 uk hard/progressive rock, 2004 Second Battle reissue [2cd] - Flac)
Um dos meus selos favoritos em se tratando de lançadoras de cds/vinís é a gravadora alemã Second Battle - que originalmente surgiu como uma loja de discos em Berlim - e essa edição dupla desse álbum do I Drive (1972) reflete toda sua categoria em se tratando de seus lançamentos. Excelente trabalho, excelente álbum (2CD). Desfrutem!
I Drive was one of many British groups that played the club circuit in Germany to make a living, and recorded their only album there. Though they were picked up by a former Beatles manager, the album failed due to a lack of promotion and lousy distribution, and the band broke up. Which was too bad because the music is top notch, on a par with the music of the big acts of the day like Atomic Rooster, Budgie, Deep Purple just to name a few.
The album contains some brutal rock, some softer material, great production, great vocals and brilliant musicianship. Disc one is the album from 1972, disc 2 contains demos and whatnot from 1969-1972.
As usual all songs have been digitally remastered for best sound quality on Second Battle.