Saturday, September 09, 2006

Amory Kane "Just To Be There" (UK/US Psych Folk)

Biography:
Californian, Amory Kane (vcals,guitar) moves to England at the end of the ' 67 and begins to attend clubs/coffee houses as the Bunjies finche' in July '68 obtains a contract very 5 years with the MCA and, with the production of expert Steve Rowland (Family Dogg), records his first LP that alternate convincing brani like "Birds of weighted down Britain" to others a lot from the agreements, are made however to signal traditional "the You to were On My Mind" (arranged from John Paul Jones), "New Light" ( which text will be brought back also on the cover of according to album) and the conclusive "Perfumed Hand Of Fairies".

The job comes well however received from the critic a lot that Melody Maker the Lp nomination of the month. In November '68 Amory records for Night Ride, playing the intense "Four Ravens" (from little published on 45 turns and unfortunately not present in the album), "Reflections", "Physically Disqualified Blues", "Night" and the new "Evolution". Later on it begins to collaborate actively with English cantautore Tim Hollier and the interesting it yields of this job can be listened to in "Tim Hollier" and "Sky Sail" of Hollier and in "Just To Be There" of Amory Kane, decidedly successful the second Lp, published in '70 in general indifference.

To the album, produced from Tony Cox, Ron Geesin, Ned Balen of Shakey Vick, Dave Pegg and Jonathon Coudrille participate actively. The better things are all the first facade, in which Kane it introduces its version of "Llanstephan Hill", written together to Hollier and Rick Cuff, while according to side it is opened from beautiful cover of "Get Together" of Dino Being Worth and closed from the cake "Tenderly Stooping Low" of Cuff (than Co-company also it begins it them "Evolution" and "Golden Laces".

With the CBS Amory it records also last 45 turns, for the truth not much successful and then of he forgiveness the traces, probably re-entered in the USA

Amory Kane: guitar, vocals
Dave Pegg: bass
Ned Balen: drums

5 Comments:

Blogger Donno said...

This is a very good album that is hard to categorize, singer songwriter with slight psych overtones. Very mellow for late night listening.
Thanks as always
Donno

10 September, 2006 02:27  
Blogger Max said...

Wasn't aware of this one. Thanks for this and so many other great posts.

14 September, 2006 10:26  
Blogger datdemdar said...

Donno said...
This is a very good album that is hard to categorize, singer songwriter with slight psych overtones. Very mellow for late night listening.

Bang right on. That's pretty much as I would describe this.

Well worth a listen.

Kudos.

05 October, 2006 05:48  
Anonymous sub_commandante_marcos said...

I agree, spot on "very mellow for late night listening". In fact I'm listening to it right now (3am).
Cheers!! - SCM

11 December, 2006 12:34  
Anonymous aginghippy said...

Thank you SO much. I have beeen trying to acquire this album for several years. I used to sing and knew Amory in the late '60's - the good old days at Bunjies and Cousins. You've helped to make an aging hippy lady very happy today - what a Christmas present. Thank you again.

22 December, 2007 21:13  

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