четверг, 7 ноября 2013 г.


Thirty Days Out - Thirty Days Out (1972) 



Artist: Thirty Days Out
Album: Miracle Lick
Label: Reprise/Warner Brathers
Catalog#: MS2085
Released: 1972
Country: US
Genre: Rock, Pop/Rock
Format: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Bitrate: lossless
Duration: 00:36:50




"Thirty Days Out" - второй альбом группы Thirty Days Out был записан в Уоллингфорде, Коннектикуте и смикширован в Лондоне. На этот раз его продюсером стал Малкен, а Мисаллёв сочинил большую часть оригинального материала. В качестве приглашённых гостей в записи альбома участвовали Nicky Harrison (strings), Bing McCoy и Teddy Taylor (keyboards, mellotron), а также бэк-вокалисты Madeleine Bell, Doris Troy, Lisa Strike и Christine Ohlman. Однако здесь амбиционные планы музыкантов "соединить электричество и акустику в свежий, исполненный со вкусом и единый рок-саунд" окончились полной катастрофой. Как раз лирика оказалась излишне амбициозной, но песням явно не хватило мелодизма или "Miracle Lick" (несмотря на такое название релиза). Тем не менее, альбомы группы "Thirty Days Out" будут интересны поклонникам зарождающегося прог-рока начала 70-х годов. Несколько треков их второго альбома вошли в сборник "Magic Mellotron" Тедди Тейлора и Бинга Маккоя. По крайней мере в записи одного из альбомов помогал школьный товарищ Мэлника - Том Эрдели, позже известный как Tommy Ramone.

Their sophomore release, 1972's "Miracle Lick" tends to get lukewarm reviews from folks. That's unfortunate since I've always found the collection to be quite enjoyable. True, nothing here was particularly original, or earth shaking, but these guys were quite talented and virtually every one of these nine originals (largely penned by vocalist John Micaleff) had at least something going for it. As lead singer Micaleff had a nice voice that was quite versatile, though slightly anonymous. Similarly drummer Phil Lowe and bassist Monte Melnick made for a steady rhythm section, but with the exception of Melniick's amazing work on 'Never Felt Better' they seldom took much of the spotlight. That left lead guitarist Jack Malken as the band's secret weapon. A first rate string bender, his solos were tasteful and concise. Wish he'd been given more spotlight time. Musically the set included nice stabs at pop-oriented tunes ('Honey I Do'), standard rock ('Tupelo'), and an occasional nod to a more progressive sound ('he Sun Keeps Right On Shining'). While it was all listenable, their strengths were best displayed by the more progressive numbers..

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  Side One:
A1. Honey I Do (John Micaleff - Jack Malken) - 3:50
A2. I Need You (John Micaleff) - 3:21
A3. Any Other Day (Phil Loew) - 3:12
A4. Tupelo (John Micaleff - Jack Malken) - 2:50
A5. The Sun Keeps Right On Shining (John Micaleff) - 5:36
 • Side Two:
B1. Everybody's Got to Have A Song (John Micaleff) - 5:24
B2. Phoenix (John Micaleff) - 2:48
B3. Never Felt Better (Jack Malken) - 4:09
B4. Take A Look At Yourself (John Micaleff) - 4:08


Members:
Madeline Bell - Vocals
Nicky Harrison - Strings
Phil Lowe - Composer, Drums, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
Jack Malken - Composer, Engineer, Guitar, Organ, Producer
Bing McCoy - Keyboards
Monte Melnick - Bass, Vocals (Background)
John Micallef - Composer, Guitar, Vocals
Christine Ohlman, Liza Strike - Vocals
Ted Taylor - Keyboards, Mellotron
Doris Troy - Vocals


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