A Lot of Bottle

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This album starts out promisingly (and interestingly, and misleadingly) with a cool acoustic number, "Country Hat," before the amplification gets cranked up and a lot of subtlety goes out the window. Still, this is generally an exciting album, if not always an interesting one. The band plays hard enough on grinding, crunchy shouters like "Reap What I've Sowed" (which features a wondering, soaring solo by Peter Haycock, and a spellbinding performance by Derek Holt on bass), which also parallels Mountain's contemporary release "Mississippi Queen"; and they bring back in that oft-overlooked instrument, the saxophone (played by Colin Cooper), on "Brief Case." Much of the rest is...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This album starts out promisingly (and interestingly, and misleadingly) with a cool acoustic number, "Country Hat," before the amplification gets cranked up and a lot of subtlety goes out the window. Still, this is generally an exciting album, if not always an interesting one. The band plays hard enough on grinding, crunchy shouters like "Reap What I've Sowed" (which features a wondering, soaring solo by Peter Haycock, and a spellbinding performance by Derek Holt on bass), which also parallels Mountain's contemporary release "Mississippi Queen"; and they bring back in that oft-overlooked instrument, the saxophone (played by Colin Cooper), on "Brief Case." Much of the rest is on the bland side, " Alright Blue?" being a tedious workout for the harmonica as lead instrument. A couple of Willie Dixon and Muddy Waters covers are more engaging than most of the originals that follow, until the pleasantly loose-limbed closer, "Cut You Loose."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2002
  • Label: Repertoire
  • EAN: 4009910404621
  • Catalog Number: 4046
  • Sales rank: 78,633

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Country Hat - Climax Blues Band (1:56)
  2. 2 Everyday - Climax Blues Band (2:24)
  3. 3 Reap What I've Sowed - Climax Blues Band (4:35)
  4. 4 Brief Case - Climax Blues Band (4:03)
  5. 5 Alright Blue - Climax Blues Band (2:57)
  6. 6 Seventh Son (1:18)
  7. 7 Country Hat (Reprise) (6:49)
  8. 8 Please Don't Help Me (2:55)
  9. 9 Morning Noon and Night (2:34)
  10. 10 Long Lovin' Man (3:35)
  11. 11 Louisiana Blues - Climax Blues Band (5:18)
  12. 12 Cut You Loose - Climax Blues Band (5:18)
  13. 13 Loving Machine - Climax Blues Band (2:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Climax Chicago Blues Band Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor
Peter Haycock Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Colin Cooper Harmonica, Saxophone, Vocals, Group Member
John Cuffley Drums
Humpty Farmer Keyboards, Group Member
Peter Filleul Keyboards, Vocals
Derek Holt Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals
George Newsome Drums
Art Wood Keyboards
Richard Jones Keyboards
Technical Credits
Chris Michie Engineer
Bill Price Engineer
Chris Thomas Producer
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