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Blowing Free - Underground and Progressive Sounds Of 1972 - 4CD Clamshell Box

Artist:
Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
4
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
24-06-2022
Label:
Barcode:
5013929479982
Packaging:
Clamshell
Catalog Number:
ECLEC42799
Blowing Free - Underground and Progressive Sounds Of 1972 - 4CD Clamshell Box
Blowing Free - Underground and Progressive Sounds Of 1972 - 4CD Clamshell Box

Description

  • A NEW 4 CD REMASTERED CLAMSHELL VARIOUS ARTISTS BOXED SET CELEBRATING THE FINEST SOUNDS OF THE SO-CALLED “UNDERGROUND” AND PROGRESSIVE ROCK MUSIC OF 1972
  • FIVE HOURS OF MUSIC FEATURING TRACKS BY ATOMIC ROOSTER, BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST, EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND, CARAVAN, CURVED AIR, EMERSON LAKE AND PALMER, FAMILY, FREE,GENTLEGIANT,HAWKWIND,HELPYOURSELF,KHAN,LINDISFARNE,MAN, MATCHING MOLE, NEKTAR, PRETTY THINGS, PROCOL HARUM, NEKTAR, RARE BIRD, AL STEWART, TEN YEARS AFTER, THIN LIZZY, URIAH HEEP, VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, VINEGAR JOE, WISHBONE ASH, YES AND MANY MORE
  • INCLUDES AN ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET WITH ESSAY BY MARK POWELL

The next release in their series of compilations celebrating the so-called “underground” rock music – ‘Blowing Free – Underground And Progressive Sounds Of 1972’, is a 4CD clamshell box set which gathers together over five hours of music from 1972, a momentous year in rock music and one which would continue to see Progressive music in all its forms become a dominating force with the album buying public. Much of this music appeared on the “progressive” imprints of major record labels such as EMI’s Harvest, Decca’s Deram and Philips Records’ Vertigo and the emerging independent labels such as Charisma, United Artists and Island Records and led to an increasied presence of underground album music on BBC Radio One with its Sounds Of The Seventies and Top Gear programmes. On television the iconic series The Old Grey Whistle Test would be a major contributor to the success of many of these musicians.

1972 saw a wealth of imaginative artists continue to meld seemingly disparate musical genres and influences such as Jazz, Blues, Folk, Rock and Classical music on a host of wonderful albums, all of which appealed to an audience of students and followers of the “underground’ culture. Universities and Colleges were regular venues on the burgeoning live music circuit in the UK for these artists, most of whom earned loyal followings through regular concert performances both in Britain and in Europe. It was also a year when many of these performers gained commercial success with acts such as Family, Free, Hawkwind and Thin Lizzy enjoying singles chart success while Emerson, Lake And Palmer, Procol Harum, Ten Years After, Uriah heep, Wishbone Ash and Yes would enjoy considerable album chart success in the UK, USA and Europe.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Hoedown - EMERSON LAKE & PALMER
  3. Time Take My Life - ATOMIC ROOSTER
  4. Get Out of Bed / Theres Nobody There / Side by Side - EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND
  5. Medicine Man (single version) - BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST
  6. Marie Antoinette - CURVED AIR
  7. Skin Valley Serenade - SKIN ALLEY
  8. Swamp Fever - OPEN ROAD
  9. Dont Ask Me - LINDISFARNE
  10. Songs Out of Clay - AL STEWART
  11. Sheep Season - MELLOW CANDLE
  12. Epic Forest - RARE BIRD
  13. My Friend the Sun - FAMILY
  14. Do You Believe in Magic (single version) - NEKTAR
  15. Seven by Seven (single version) - HAWKWIND
  16. And You and I - YES
  17. Time Was - WISHBONE ASH
  18. A Winters Tale - JADE WARRIOR
  19. The Love In Your Eye/To Catch Me A Brother/Subsultus/Debouchment/Tilbury Kecks - CARAVAN
  20. Brainstorm - HAWKWIND
  21. Theme One - VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR
  22. Reaffirmation - HELP YOURSELF
  23. Burlesque - FAMILY
  24. O Caroline - MATCHING MOLE
  25. Conquistador (live) - PROCOL HARUM
  26. Lost Tribe - BOND & BROWN
  27. Speed Queen Of Ventura - VINEGAR JOE
  28. Wishing Well - FREE
  29. The Wizard - URIAH HEEP
  30. Prologue - RENAISSANCE
  31. Chilly Morning Mama - EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND
  32. American Mother - HELP YOURSELF
  33. Love Is Good - PRETTY THINGS
  34. Turn It All Around - RARE BIRD
  35. Blowin Free - WISHBONE ASH
  36. Bananas - MAN
  37. Blue Angel - DAVE COUSINS
  38. See the World (Through My Eyes) - VINEGAR JOE
  39. Lady Of The Lake - JADE WARRIOR
  40. Stranded - KHAN
  41. Whiskey In The Jar - THIN LIZZY
  42. Two Weeks Last Summer - DAVE COUSINS
  43. Nicks Seven - SKIN ALLEY
  44. Choo Choo Mama - TEN YEARS AFTER
  45. Hellbound Train - SAVOY BROWN
  46. Peter - PRETTY THINGS
  47. Rip Off Train - PRETTY THINGS
  48. Instant Kitten - MATCHING MOLE
  49. The Boys In The Band - GENTLE GIANT
  50. Midnight Moses - SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND
  51. Walk Dont Run - PINK FAIRIES
  52. Ricochet - JONESY
  53. When The City Sleeps - BOMBADIL
  54. Desolation Valley/Waves - NEKTAR
  55. Melinda More Or Less - CURVED AIR
  56. Hollow Stone - KHAN
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