Befour

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Brian Auger and his band outdo themselves on this extraordinary album, which boasts playing that is both passionate and of virtuoso caliber, and encompasses just the right repertory. From the opening of the soaring rendition of "I Wanna Take You Higher" through the jazzy interpretation of Gabriel Fauré's "Pavane," the Albinoni-based "Adagio per Archi e Organo," the impassioned rendition of Traffic's "No Time to Live" (sung by lead guitarist Gary Boyle), and the smooth interpretation of Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage" (featuring some elegant lead playing by Boyle before Auger's organ moves into the foreground), Befour delivers superb musicianship, crossing the lines between ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Brian Auger and his band outdo themselves on this extraordinary album, which boasts playing that is both passionate and of virtuoso caliber, and encompasses just the right repertory. From the opening of the soaring rendition of "I Wanna Take You Higher" through the jazzy interpretation of Gabriel Fauré's "Pavane," the Albinoni-based "Adagio per Archi e Organo," the impassioned rendition of Traffic's "No Time to Live" (sung by lead guitarist Gary Boyle), and the smooth interpretation of Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage" (featuring some elegant lead playing by Boyle before Auger's organ moves into the foreground), Befour delivers superb musicianship, crossing the lines between jazz and rock with touches of soul and even some lingering traces of psychedelia. The one fully experimental track, "Listen Here," which was cut in a single take of nine minutes and 22 seconds, is a hard, pounding piece driven by Boyle's jagged lead guitar and showing off the band augmented by three additional drummers (Mickey Waller, Barry Reeves, and Colin Allen) and an extra bassist (Roger Sutton) -- it reminds one somewhat of the kinds of experiments that the Nice sometimes attempted a lot less successfully. "Just You and Me" is a worthy finale to the original album, a hard-rocking showcase for each of the players. [The 2000 reissue by Disconforme includes a live cut, "Rain Forest Talking," and a rough rehearsal take of "Pavane," and is remastered in 24-bit digital audio.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/7/2000
  • Label: Disconforme Spain
  • EAN: 8436006499081
  • Catalog Number: 1908
  • Sales rank: 195,034

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Wanna Take You Higher - Brian Auger (5:08)
  2. 2 Pavane - Brian Auger (3:49)
  3. 3 No Time to Live - Brian Auger (5:27)
  4. 4 Maiden Voyage - Brian Auger (5:02)
  5. 5 Listen Here - Brian Auger (9:25)
  6. 6 Adagio Per Archi E Organo - Brian Auger (3:30)
  7. 7 Just You, Just Me - Brian Auger (6:26)
  8. 8 Rain Forest Talking - Brian Auger (4:06)
  9. 9 Pavane - Brian Auger (3:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brian Auger & The Trinity Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor, Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Vocals
Gary Boyle Guitar, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Colin Allen Drums, Bass Drums, Bells
Dave Ambrose Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Barry Reeves Drums, Snare Drums, cowbell
Roger Sutton Bass
Clive Thacker Percussion, Drums, Vocal Harmony
Mickey Waller Cymbals
Technical Credits
Brian Auger Composer, Producer
Eddy Offord Engineer
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