Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Keith Christmas

"Brighter Day" 1974

In early 1974 Keith temporarily abandoned his solo career for a short stint as vocalist with the Esperanto Rock Orchestra and singing on the album Danse Macabre. Following this album Keith returned to solo work and was signed to the Manticore label, which was the label, owned and managed by Emerson Lake and Palmer. This album was produced by Greg Lake and Pete Sinfield and also featured a stellar cast of supporting musicians including the likes of former King Crimson members Ian McDonald, Mel Collins and Ian Wallace and former members of the Grease Band Alan Spenner and Neil Hubbard. Two singles were released from this album and although sadly neither single made the singles chart although both are now quite collectable The American version of the album differed from it's British counterpart in that it featured the track My girl in place of the track Getting' Religion. The album was well received and Keith appeared on the British television programme The Old Grey Whistle Test and performed two tracks from the album one of which was Robin Head to promote the album.

Keith Christmas: Vocals, Guitar, Tambourine
Mel Collins: Saxophone
Ian Mcdonald: Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Keyboards, Piano
Ian Wallace: Drums
Martin Drover: Trumpet
Malcolm Griffiths: Trombone
Neil Hubbard: Guitar
Peter Solley: Keyboards, Piano, Clavine, Moog Bass
Darryl Runswick: Bass,
Henry Lowther: Trumpet
Alan Spenner: Bass
Eddie Mordue: Saxophone, French Horn, Euphonium, Baritone
Ray Warleigh: Saxophone, Alto
Skaila Kanga: Harmonica
Tommy Reilly: Harmonica
Willard Watson: Conga, Horn
Andy Hendriksen: Engineer

Produced by Greg Lake & Peter Sinfield

2 Comments:

Blogger El Secretario said...

Hi!

How long have I been looking for it!

A friend of mine had this vinyl many years ago and I knew by heart all the lyrics (excellent lyrics, by the way!)

Thanks and greetings from Spain.

30 August, 2008 05:28  
Blogger Delia Jean Streefkerk said...

Hello,

Can you upload this again? I could find part 2, but not part 1! Thanks for sharing! Victoria castle_roogna@yahoo.com

10 November, 2009 11:05  

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