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  Наименование CD :
   Baker Gurvitz Army. Elissian Encounter

Год издания : 1974/1975

Компания звукозаписи : Janus, Atco, (ru)

Музыкальный стиль : Blues-Rock

Время звучания : 1:19:05

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Blues (Rock)      

2 LP on 1 CD

## 1 - 8 'Baker Gurvitz Army' 1974, Janus (4*)

Ginger Baker's mid-'70s profile took another unexpected turn following Cream's blues-rock blood and thunder and his Afro-beat matchups with Fela Kuti. He formed this straight-ahead power trio with the guitar- and bass-playing brother team of Adrian and Paul Gurvitz, who'd briefly lit up the '60s U.K. charts as Gun (of "Race With the Devil" fame). Such a step might have seemed subversively normal for Baker, but he and the brothers had an undeniable chemistry; not surprisingly, their debut album is a self-assured, aggressive affair. "Help Me" and "I Wanna Live Again" are punchy and succinct; so are the hard-driving instrumentals "Love Is" and its funkier cousin, "Phil 4." The band leavens their hard-hitting delivery with subtle orchestration and piano; the latter instrument works to haunting effect on the introspective "Memory Lane." There's some engaging humor, too; "Mad Jack"'s lyrics about a reckless outback race are silly, but kitschy fun. The only real clinker is "Since Beginning," which is bogged down from self-consciously "meaningful" lyrics and meandering delivery; its eight minutes could have benefited from judicious pruning. Naturally, no Ginger Baker album could pass without some drum solos, but they're tastefully done. He's very much a team player here, in contrast to infamous stick-bashing marathons like "Toad." That said, this album's a strong, decisive statement, and if hard rock's what you crave, you won't be disappointed.

- Ralph Heibutzki (All Music Guide)

## 9 - 16 'Elissian Encounter' 1975, Atco (4.5*)

All Music Guide

  Соисполнители :

Adrian Gurvitz (Guitar, Vocals)
Anton Mathews (Background Vocals)
Ginger Baker (Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Vibraphone)
John Mitchell (Keyboards, Background Vocals)
Liza Strike (Vocals)
Madeline Bell (Vocals)
Paul Gurvitz (Bass, Guitar, Vocals)
Pete Lemer (Keyboards)
Rossetta Hightower (Vocals)

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Наименование трека



   1 Help Me     T       0:04:12 Gurvitz
   2 Love Is         0:02:48 Gurvitz / Unknown
   3 Memory Lane         0:04:44 Baker / Gurvitz
   4 Inside Of Me         0:05:14 Gurvitz
   5 I Wanna Live Again         0:03:35 Baker / Gurvitz
   6 Mad Jack         0:07:56 -"-
   7 4 Phil         0:04:06 Baker / Gurvitz / Unknown
   8 Since Beginning         0:07:03 Gurvitz
   9 People     T       0:04:13 Baker / Gurvitz
   10 The Key     T       0:06:17 -"-
   11 Time     T       0:04:00 Gurvitz
   12 The Gambler         0:04:17 -"-
   13 The Dreamer         0:03:37 -"-
   14 Remember     T       0:05:21 Baker / Gurvitz
   15 The Artists         0:05:07 Gurvitz
   16 The Hustler         0:06:35 Baker / Gurvitz / Gurvitz


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