Week of January 10, 1999

Still Life


Still Life (Vertigo 6360 026) 1971


What Did We Miss/My Kingdom Cannot Lose (Columbia DB 8345) 1968

An organ-led obscure progressive band who were hampered by uninteresting lyrics on their album.  Coming with a gatefold sleeve and on the collectable spiral label, it's now very rare and expensive to acquire, but whether it's worth the trouble and cost is another matter.

Source: The Tapestry of Delights - The Comprehensive Guide to British Music of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras 1963-1976, Vernon Joynson ISBN 1 899855 04 1

P.S. I sharply disagree personally, as I think it's a very interesting and unique album - beautiful Hammond work and superb backup harmony vocals liken this opus to early Uriah Heep, at least in my mind, and while the vocals aren't nearly as strong as those of the legendary singer David Byron, there's still plenty on offer here - from beautiful, majestic melodies, early Heep style, to typical-of-the-time "protest" lyrics, which envoke an analogy with "Come Away Melinda"... (A.G.)

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