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Greenslade - Time And Tide + Bonus (CD)




Pelin Records





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Original release 1975
Re-issue 2006 Pelin Records

Track listing

1. Animal Farm (3:24)
2. Newsworth (3:03)
3. Time (1:16)
4. Tide (2:51)
5. Catalan (5:03)
6. The Flattery Stakes (3:57)
7. Waltz for a Fallen Idol (3:19)
8. The ass's Ears (3:21)
9. Doldrums (3:42)
10. Gangsters (2:27)


11. Feathered Friends
12. Melange
13. What are you doin to me ?
14. Sundance
15. Pilgrims Progress
16. Sunkissed you're not
17. Chalk Hill

Total Time: 32:24


- Dave Greenslade / keyboards (all except 1,9)
- Dave Lawson / keyboards (sll except 3,4)
- Martin Briley / bass, guitar, back vocal (all except 3,4,9)
- Andrew McCulloch / drums (all except 3,4,9)
- Ann Simmons / back vocal on 10
- Jill MacIntosh / back vocal
- Barry Morgan / timbales
- The Treverva Male Choir Directed by Edgar Kessel

GREENSLADE biography

After the demise of COLOSSEUM in ‘71, keyboardplayer Dave Greenslade founded his own band GREENSLADE, featuring Tony Reeves (bass), Dave Lawson (keyboards, clarinet, flute) and Andrew McCulloch (drums), he had left KING CRIMSON. In ’73, GREENSLADE released their eponymous debut album, followed by Bedside Manner Are Extra (’73), Spyless Guest (’74) and finally Time and Tide (’75). Then the band call it a day and Dave Greenslade went solo. The album Shades of Green (’97) is a comprehensive compilation-CD and Live (’99) a live-CD including recordings from ’73 and ’75. A few years ago Dave Greenslade and Tony Reeves teamed up to re-unite GREENSLADE with John Young (guitar and vocals) and Chris Cozens (drums). They released the albums Large Afternoon and Greenslade live 2001 (same line-up except John Troter on drums).

The first two albums are an excellent blend of classic, jazz, rock, blues and symphonic rock with elaborate compositions and inventive and exciting dual-keyboardplay by Greenslade and Lawson. The omnipresence of the Mellotron is very pleasant with majestic waves of the violin-Mellotron (like early KING CRIMSON) and glorious eruptions of the sumptuous choir-Mellotron. In comparison with the ‘progrock-dinosaurs’, GREENSLADE played more varied styles, the songs were shorter and it lacked the usual ‘progrock self-indulgence’ (like ELP and YES), no endless soloing. I’m very pleased with the swinging and powerful sound of the clavinet, an underestimated keyboard within the progrock world (only Rick WAKEMAN was a frequent user). A good start to this unique band is the compilation Shades of Green and an even better introduction is the live-album Live (with tracks from ’73 and ’75), containing some spectacular play on the Minimoog (with pitchbend). It’s the most keyboard-loaden album with hints from WAKEMAN, MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND and SUPERTRAMP. GREENSLADE is a band to discover and they deserve more appreciation by the progrock aficionados.