четверг, 10 апреля 2014 г.

Aztec Two-Step - Aztec Two-Step (1972) 

Artist: Aztec Two-Step
Album: Aztec Two-Step
Label: Elektra
Catalog#: EKS-75031
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo
Country: US
Released 1972
Genre: Pop/Rock
Styles: Folk-Rock, Soft Rock
Duration: 00:45:12

The folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step formed after a chance meeting between Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman in 1971. The pair met at an open stage at the Stone Phoenix, a Boston coffee house. Within a few months of working together, they recorded their debut as Aztec Two-Step, and a few months later, they had a deal with Elektra Records.
The duo's self-titled major-label debut was released in 1972 to widespread critical acclaim; joined by John Sebastian, Doug Dillard, and Jerry Yester, among others, the album spawned the early-'70s radio hit "The Persecution and Restoration of Dean Moriarty (On the Road)." Shulman (born and raised in New York) and Fowler (born and raised in a small town in Maine) didn't record their follow-up, Second Step, until three years later, followed by Two's Company (1976) and Adjoining Suites (1977). As folk-rock fell out of fashion in the mid- and late '70s, the duo continued to tour in support of their earlier albums. In 1979, Aztec Two-Step recorded and released The Times of Our Lives and then took a long hiatus from recording while continuing to tour around the U.S. and Europe.(allmusic.com).

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  Side One:
A1. Baking 02:42
A2. Killing Me 03:58
A3. The Persecution & Restoration Of Dean Moriarty (On The Road) 04:16
A4. The Infidel 04:40
A5. So Easy 01:48
A6. Prisoner 04:32
 • Side Two:
B1. Strangers 05:13
B2. Almost Apocalypse 03:53
B3. Dancers All 03:23
B4. Cockroach Cacophony 04:40
B5. Highway Song 06:07

Randy Benson - Vocals
Doug Dillard, Peter Klimes - Banjo
Rex Fowler - Composer, Guitar, Vocals
Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane, Dennis Witcher - Vocals
John Sebastian - Harmonica, Horn
John Seiter - Drums, Vocals
Jerry Yester - Autoharp, Banjo, Celeste, Piano, Strings, Vocals
Neal Shulman - Composer, Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Vocals
Ben Taylor - Engineer
Bobby Torres - Conductor, Congas
David Vaught - Bass

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1 комментарий:

  1. очень хорошая и группа, и пластинка, среди американских вокальных дуэтов одна из любимых, очень инструментальная, мелодичная, в меру "умная" и замечательно записанная.
    а чего стоят три психо-меланхолические вещи: The Infidel, Prisoner, Cockroach Cacophony !!!