Ceremony: An Electric Mass

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All Music Guide - Mark Allan
It's fair to say that Ceremony: An Electric Mass is unlike any other release by an English band normally rooted in the blues. Think of it as Spooky Tooth's version of Concerto for Group and Orchestra by Deep Purple, in which, after two or three promising blues-based rock releases, one member of the band somehow convinces the others to go for a wildly ambitious, experimental concept album. Jon Lord persuaded Deep Purple to dive into the deep end, and Gary Wright convinced Spooky Tooth to welcome acclaimed French composer and musique concrète pioneer Pierre Henry for this electronic mass. Henry's atonal arrangements don't fare too badly against Spooky Tooth's piercing guitars ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Allan
It's fair to say that Ceremony: An Electric Mass is unlike any other release by an English band normally rooted in the blues. Think of it as Spooky Tooth's version of Concerto for Group and Orchestra by Deep Purple, in which, after two or three promising blues-based rock releases, one member of the band somehow convinces the others to go for a wildly ambitious, experimental concept album. Jon Lord persuaded Deep Purple to dive into the deep end, and Gary Wright convinced Spooky Tooth to welcome acclaimed French composer and musique concrète pioneer Pierre Henry for this electronic mass. Henry's atonal arrangements don't fare too badly against Spooky Tooth's piercing guitars and bluesy wail, although Wright left the band after Ceremony just as Lord never had the same influence on Purple again, leaving Ritchie Blackmore to lead them on to heavy metal glory.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/23/2009
  • Label: Esoteric
  • EAN: 5013929723320
  • Catalog Number: 2133
  • Sales rank: 63,473

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Have Mercy (7:53)
  2. 2 Jubilation (8:26)
  3. 3 Confession (6:48)
  4. 4 Prayer (10:51)
  5. 5 Offering (3:29)
  6. 6 Hosanna (7:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Spooky Tooth Primary Artist
Pierre Henry Synthesizer, electronics
Gary Wright Organ, Keyboards, Vocals
Luther Grosvenor Guitar
Mike Harrison Keyboards, Vocals
Andy Leigh Bass, Bass Guitar
Mike Kellie Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Pierre Henry Producer
Spooky Tooth Producer
Andy Johns Engineer
Alan Robinson Liner Notes
John Holmes Cover Art
Kazuhisa Fujita Logo Design
Takeo Komatsuzaki Liner Notes, Presentation
Hitoshi Takiguchi Mastering
Ben Wiseman Remastering
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