Audience – Lunch (1972) (@320)
21 Jun 2007
(Review from progarchives.com)
While it is generally recognised that Audience’s previous release “The house on the hill” was an excellent jazz/prog rock album, the views on “Lunch” are far more divided. “Lunch” should have seen Audience delving deeper into the jazz/prog sound they had created so well on tracks like “Jackdaw” and “House on the hill”. Instead they created simply a fun album, and not one to take too seriously.
The band’s sound is driven by Werth’s strong voice (somewhat reminiscent of CCR’s John Fogerty) and acoustic guitar — there are no electric guitars or synths — and the tenor sax of Bobby Keys. Drums, bass, piano, vibes, marimba, trumpet, trombone, flute and accordion fill out the mix, and impart a joyful atmosphere to the proceedings.
For fans of classic British rock who like to smile.
- Howard Werth / guitar, vocals
- Tony Connor / drums, marimba, vibraphone
- Gus Dudgeon / percussion
- Keith Gemmell / clarinet, flute, saxophone (Tenor), wind
- Nick Judd / piano, keyboards
- Bobby Keys / saxophone, saxophone (Tenor)
- Jim Price / trombone, trumpet, horn
- Trevor Williams / bass, guitar (bass), keyboards, vocals
01. Stand by the Door (3:56)
02. Seven Sore Bruises (2:36)
03. Hula Girl (2:39)
04. Ain’t the Man You Need (3:20)
05. In Accord (4:54)
06. Barracuda Dan (2:20)
07. Thunder and Lightning (3:37)
08. Party Games (3:19)
09. Trombone Gulch (2:42)
10. Buy Me an Island (5:10)
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