Week of August 27, 2006

Odin

Personnel:
Jeff Beer - Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals
Ray Brown - Bass, Vocals
Stuart Fordham - Drums, Percussion
Rob Terstall - Guitar, Vocals

Album:
Odin (Vertigo 6360 608) 1972
CD: Living In The Past LITP 1972-002, 2000; Akarma AK 339, 2006; Long Hair LHC00058, 2007

Live at the Maxim (CD) Long Hair LHC00057, 2007
SWF Session 1973 (CD) Long Hair LHC00056, 2007

Long lost early prog band Odin was largely of a British origin, but like other minor prog groups who found the going tough in the UK, they lived in Germany. This album was their one and only release (a recording deal was forged based on their excellent live work), and is dominated by the Hammond organ washes of Jeff Beer and the lazy yet accomplished guitar work from Rob Terstall who also supplied vocals. With a line-up completed by Stuart Fordham on drums and Ray Brown on bass/vocals, they mixed a blues-inflected rock with some pastoral instrumentation. A minor prog classic that arrives with a 24 square poster of the band themselves in the Akarma edition!

Record Collector, September 2006


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