суббота, 18 января 2014 г.

Timber - Bring America Home (1971) 

Artist: Timber
Album: Bring America Home
Label: Elektra
Catalog#: EKS-74095
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1971
Genre: Country, Rock, Southern Rock
Format: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Bitrate: lossless
Duration: 00:36:11

Following a personnel change which saw the addition of female vocalist Judy Elliott and a switch to Jac Holzman’s Elektra Records, the group returned with 1971?s Bring American Home. Produced by Don Gallucci (of Don and the Good Times fame), the album showcased singers/songwriters Wayne Berry and George Clinton (no, not the Funkadelic/Parliament guy); the two responsible (separately) for penning all ten tracks.
To be honest, the first couple of times I played this one it made absolutely no impression on me. In fact after playing it one afternoon I found myself unable to remember a single one of the ten selections. So this one ended up spending a year in my ‘check it out later’ pile. When I finally got around to giving it another shot it didn’t exactly overwhelm me. Nothing particularly bad, though nothing that really jumped out at you.
Exemplified by tracks like “Canada” (which featured a pretty melody and a subtle anti-war lyric), the anti-drug “Pipe Dream”, and “Don’t Underestimate Your Friends” (sporting a Seals and Crofts-vibe), about half the album had a modest country-rock vibe.

Elsewhere the title track sounded a little bit like The Mamas and the Papas doing a car commercial. It was an even odder song given the activist lyric. Vocalists Berry, Clinton and Elliott were all competent (Berry was probably the best of the three), though again none were overwhelming. Certainly competent, but not an essential addition to anyone’s collection. (Bad Cat)

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  Side One:
A1. Bring America Home 03:00
A2. Canada 02:25
A3. Pipe Dream 03:30
A4. Remember 04:25
A5. Don't Underestimate Your Friends 03:22
 • Side Two:
B1. Witch Hunt 02:27
B2. The Spirit Song 02:45
B3. Caught In The Middle 03:50
B4. Same Ole Story 03:59
B5. From The Time I Rise 04:18

Warner Charles Davis - Drums
Roger Johnson - Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Trumpet
Wayne Berry - Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Guitar
George Clinton - Vocals, Keyboards, Trombone, Autoharp
Judy Elliott - Vocals
Producer by
Don Gallucci

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