Kind of Love in 1967-1971

A Kind of Love in 1967-1971

by Julie Driscoll
     
 
This 21-track collection is not the only compilation to showcase the compelling and formidable collaboration between the outrageously talented vocalist Julie Driscoll (now Tippetts) and composer, keyboard ace, bandleader, and Renaissance man Brian Auger of Oblivion Express fame when they played together in

Overview

This 21-track collection is not the only compilation to showcase the compelling and formidable collaboration between the outrageously talented vocalist Julie Driscoll (now Tippetts) and composer, keyboard ace, bandleader, and Renaissance man Brian Auger of Oblivion Express fame when they played together in the band Trinity. It is, however, the only one on the market that offers Driscoll's earlier and later solo material as the bookends of her time with Auger and for that -- as well as its lovely package and wonderfully remastered sound -- it is more than noteworthy. The story starts in 1967 with Driscoll's first single as a Brit psychedelic soul chanteuse covering Brian Godding's "I Know You Love Me Not" on the A-side and Randy Newman's "If You Should Ever Leave Me" on the flip. Add to this the first-ever recorded singles by Driscoll and Auger's Trinity -- 1968's "Save Me, Pt. 1," the band's first and biggest hit in a cover of Bob Dylan's "This Wheel's On Fire," and this collection's title track, which was the B-side. Sonically, the layered, spooky strings and strolling funky bassline on the Dylan tune make a beautiful pillow for Auger's B-3 and a nice bed for Driscoll's stunning vocals. All the psychedelic treatments on the vocals do not detract from the power in her voice. Next up are six cuts from 1968's Open, most notably the group's awesome cover of Donovan's "Season of the Witch." A not-so-well-known single from later that year, a cover of David Ackles' "Road to Cairo," and the Driscoll/Auger funky soul original "Shadows of You" are also here. Also here are six tracks taken from Streetnoise, the second and last album Trinity recorded with Driscoll, originally issued as a double LP. These cuts focus on the true strengths from that issue, including covers of Richie Havens' "Indian Rope Man," the Nina Simone arrangement of "Take Me to the Water," Driscoll's "A Word About Colour," and a stunning cover of Laura Nyro's "Save the Country." This compilation's final two cuts come from Driscoll's first solo album, entitled 1969, represented by a fine pair of originals, "Walk Down" and "A New Awakening." This is a solid, wonderfully representative offering, with great notes by Clinton Walker.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/22/2004
Label:
Raven [australia]
UPC:
0612657018927
catalogNumber:
189
Rank:
8833

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Julie Driscoll   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Lowell Fulson   Composer
Jimmy McCracklin   Composer
Richie Havens   Composer
Nina Simone   Arranger,Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Randy Newman   Composer
Laura Nyro   Composer
Staple Singers   Composer
Wes Montgomery   Composer
David Ackles   Composer
Rick Danko   Composer
Julie Driscoll   Composer
Brian Auger   Composer
Galt MacDermot   Composer
Brian Godding   Composer
Joe Price   Composer
Mark Roth   Composer
Clinton Walker   Liner Notes,Annotation
Glenn A. Baker   Concept
James Rado   Composer
Gerome Ragni   Composer
Stephen Fahey   Concept
Robby Krieger   Composer

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