Friday, January 26, 2007

Prelude "After the Gold Rush" 1973

Add another notch up on this rating if gorgeous harmonies and really nice-sounding covers of Neil Young songs count a lot for the listener. Prelude's second album is a beautiful folk-rock-cum-country work, with radiant singing and some beautiful melodies among the original songs -- some of the lyrical content may seem a bit simplistic, but the record is pretty enough to overcome that minor drawback. It's just great listening, and the originals are as hauntingly lovely as the ravishingly sung cover of Neil Young's song that gave this album its title. In many ways, this album is a successor to that brief resurgence of acoustic Anglo-American folk-rock represented by the first Crosby, Stills & Nash album, before everybody got all heavy and angry -- say, a sequel to the "Suite: Judy Blues Eyes"/"Lady of the Island" side of that record. Even more astonishing is the fact that it was produced by Ian Samwell, a founding member of Cliff Richard's group the Shadows and author of the rock & roll standards "Move It" and "Whatcha Gonna Do About It." ~ Bruce Eder, All Music Guide

This is US version of their 2nd album.
Includes all tracks from "Dutch Courage" (Original UK issue) + hit single "After the Gold Rush".

01. After the Gold Rush
02. Dear Jesus
03. To Hell With the War
04. Lady from a Small Town
05. Rufus
06. Open Book
07. Hotel Room
08. Rock Dreams
09. Fly
10. Adventures on the Way
11. Follow Me Down

7 Comments:

Anonymous HeyBulldog said...

Thanks for this gem!
Would you perhaps have any Bronco or Jess Roden?
I cant find them anywhere and it would be much appreciated.

26 January, 2007 20:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another fantastic one!!
Thank you very much again for your great work, lizardson.

Greetings
bobdylan(Frank)

26 January, 2007 22:47  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks!

I look forward to hearing the entire album in addition to just the title track.

Just Me

27 January, 2007 04:21  
Anonymous bluenorther said...

Thank you for another gentle, acoustic folk album.

28 January, 2007 16:08  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

valeu amigo.

20 February, 2007 23:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Link no longer appears to be available. Any chance of re-posting it?

15 January, 2010 10:14  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you re-up these. I love CSNY. Their first lp may have been the best one, but I like several of their other ones. American Dreams was their last one that had impact for me. Bill

25 July, 2010 02:27  

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