пятница, 30 марта 2012 г.

Splinter- The Place I Love (1974)




Performens: Splinter
Album: The Place I Love
Ⓟ 1974 GANGA Distributors B. V.
Catalog#: 985.005, Licence A&M
Made in France
Country: UK
Genre: Classic rock
Format: FLAC (img+.cue)
Bi Trate: lossless
Cover: format JPG - Full Scan
Total Time: 00:35:45





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Splinter was essentially a two-man vocal group consisting of Bill Elliott and Bobby Purvis. But they were connected with powerful people (George Harrison, for example) and had good groups of instrumentalists to back them on each album. One of those musicians was a guitarist by the name of Hari Georgeson (Harrison's pseudonym). Splinter was the first artist signed to Harrison's Dark Horse label, when it was still partnered with A&M. All of Splinter's albums are out of print.
On their splendid debut album The Place I Love, the duo got a big boost from Harrison, who produced and pseudonymously played guitar on all the songs. (The harmonium and Moog synthesizer on certain tracks are credited to P. Roducer; guess who that is? Also, try pronouncing the name of percussionist Jai Raj Harisein). Other musicians included Alvin Lee, Billy Preston, Gary Wright, Jim Keltner, and Klaus Voorman. Most of the songs were written by Purvis, with Elliott co-writing lyrics on "China Light" and "Costafine Town".
 While some of the songs recall Badfinger (especially "Gravy Train" and "Haven't Got Time"), most of The Place I Love very much resembles a Harrison solo album, but it is more consistent than most of them. Even the vocals sometimes ressemble Harrison's; Purvis and Elliott harmonize in a beautifully Beatlesque way. Any Beatles aficionado who hasn't discovered The Place I Love ought to search it out. Lost classics such as "China Light", "Costafine Town", and "Situation Vacant" are among the best Beatles songs that the Beatles never made.


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  Track Listing:

1. Gravy Train
2. Drink All Day (Got To Find Your Own Way Home)
3. China Light
4. Somebody's City
5. Costafine Town
6. The Place I Love
7. Situation Vacant
8. Elly-May
9. Haven't Got Time