Pacific Drift

Band members               Related acts

- Lawrence Arends - drums, percussion, vocals
- Brian Chapman - kyeboards, vocals
- Graham Harrop - bass, guitar, vocals
- Barry Reynolds - vocals, guitar, bass



- Barry Reynolds (solo efforts) 


Genre: pop

Rating: **** (4 stars)

Title:  Feelin' Free

Company: Deram

Catalog: DES 18040

Year: 1970

Country/State: UK

Grade (cover/record): VG/VG

Comments: minor ring, edge and corner wear; original inner sleeve

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID:

Price: $40.00


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". 

"Feelin' Free" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Yes You Do (Barry Reynolds) - 2:54
2.) Tomorrow Morning Brings (Graham Harrop - Brian Chapman - Barry Reynolds) - 2:39
3.) Feelin' Free (Barry Reynolds - Lawrence Arends) - 2:33
4.) Garden of Love (Jack Lancaster - Barry Reynolds) - 1:44
5.) Just Another Girl (Matus) - 3:08
6.) We're On Our Way (Barry Reynolds - Lawrence Arends) - 3:29


(side 2)

1.) Norman (Graham Harrop - Brian Chapman - Lawrence Arends - Neale - Barry Reynolds) - 3:12
2.) Plaster Caster's U.S.A. (Barry Reynolds - Lawrence Arends) - 3:00
3.) Grain of Sand (Jack Lancaster - Barry Reynolds) - 2:20
4.) Greta the Legend (Barry Reynolds) - 5:10
5.) Don't Turn Away (Barry Reynolds - Lawrence Arends) - 3:20
6.) Happy Days (Barry Reynolds - Lawrence Arends) - 7:33

Reynolds may be the same guy who helped Marianne Faithful with her mid-'70s comeback "Broken English" and subsequently released a solo set for Island (see separate entry).



Back to Bad Cat homepage/search