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- Lawrence Arends - drums, percussion, vocals
- Barry Reynolds (solo efforts)
Rating: **** (4 stars)
Title: Feelin' Free
Catalog: DES 18040
Grade (cover/record): VG/VG
Comments: minor ring, edge and corner wear; original inner sleeve
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Well, we know they were English and their line up consisted of drummer Lawrence Arends, keyboardist Brian Chapman, bassist Graham Harrop and singer/guitarist Barry Reynolds. Signed by Deram, we also know their 1969 debut
"Feelin' Free" teamed the quartet with producer Wayne Bickerton.
Under whelmed by our insight? Well, we may not know much about the band, but we can tell you their sole album's an undiscovered gem. With all four members contributing material, the set found the band taking competent stabs at a variety of material, including straight forward pop ("Just Another Girl"), BS&T-styled horn rock ("Norman") and
progressive moves ("Happy Days"). Catchy and commercial, with the exception of the supper club ballad "Don't Turn Away" the entire LP was worth hearing, highlights including "Grain of Sand", "Plaster Caster's U.S.A." and the harpsichord propelled "Tomorrow Morning Brings".
1.) Yes You Do (Barry Reynolds) - 2:54
1.) Norman (Graham Harrop - Brian Chapman - Lawrence Arends - Neale - Barry Reynolds) - 3:12
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