Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Amazing Blondel

"Restoration" 1997

The original trio's first album in a quarter of a century is a gem, a little more mellow than Amazing Blondel's classic early-'70s work but beautifully sung and played, and unlike a lot of other reunited bands of this era, it's just the three originals -- no extra musicians to fill out the sound. The first song is in Latin, but it's so beautifully melodic that that's not a problem (yeah, like every rock & roll song has words that are understandable). The harmonies are as graceful as the old stuff, though they don't soar nearly as high, and the instrumentals are, if anything, more accessible and filled with better hooks than their older work. Easily the equal of their best '70s albums, and worth the wait. ~ Bruce Eder, All Music Guide

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Lizardson,
I hope this will be more to your taste:
Recorded at The Music Room (my home studio) in 1991
I was originally just helping out but ended up playing on
some tracks. Not long after this album, bassist Paul Banks
left and I became a permenant member. I played my first
gigs with this band.
Bandleader/driving force Paul Bibby is more usually
associated with a harder sound in a King Crimson/Beefheart
sort of way. This band however had something of a folk rock
feel partly due to band member Neil Ellison's musical
background. When Neil left we gradually drifted back to the
more gritty material. 'Dance of Love' and the middle section
of 'Moonsong' should give a clue to this direction.
Artwork is included.
Titus Luxor
Get it here :
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5IU7DABW

And again the links to my earlier/less acomplished solo albums:

Titus Luxor - Ridicularum:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=YUI1XQQC

Titus Luxor - Cherry Tree:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CAWHL01K

12 June, 2007 21:38  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ps Mr Lizardson,
If you could post The Rain People and/or Ridicularum up on your site so people could see the artwork that would be great. You already did this for my Cherry Tree album for which I am forever grateful. If you don't want to, that's OK - no hard feelings!
Titus Luxor

12 June, 2007 21:45  
Blogger David said...

Muy bueno

12 June, 2007 22:05  
Anonymous darksun said...

This is the next best thing to an orgasm . .many many thanks

13 June, 2007 03:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely Fabulous and such a good band live. Will they ever play together again? I doubt t but one can always hope.

Enjoy this album it was worth the wait.

15 June, 2007 04:07  
Anonymous geoffc said...

Many thanks - it's as good as any of their other albums

17 December, 2008 19:39  
Anonymous geoffc said...

Many thanks - it/s as good as their other albums.

17 December, 2008 19:41  
Anonymous Proserpine said...

Can't see the DL link forthisone. Any chance of a re-up? Cheers!

09 April, 2010 00:04  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would you be so kind to re-up this one, would certainly like to listen to it.

02 February, 2011 00:18  

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