Contrasts

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All Music Guide - Jon "Mojo" Mills
Blonde on Blonde's 1969 album is from the period when progressive rock, or more so pop, was new and fresh. Years before the likes of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Yes, and Genesis made the genre a dirty word and punk evolved in order to destroy it, Blonde on Blonde were taking their pop and psychedelic roots that little bit further. Progressive, in the sense that the term was originally conceived: a new catchall name to describe the emerging form of music that arose from Sgt. Pepper, filled the Middle Earth Club, and by 1969, was increasingly getting more diverse than the quaint psychedelic form from which it was spurned. Blonde on Blonde had the then contemporary match ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon "Mojo" Mills
Blonde on Blonde's 1969 album is from the period when progressive rock, or more so pop, was new and fresh. Years before the likes of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Yes, and Genesis made the genre a dirty word and punk evolved in order to destroy it, Blonde on Blonde were taking their pop and psychedelic roots that little bit further. Progressive, in the sense that the term was originally conceived: a new catchall name to describe the emerging form of music that arose from Sgt. Pepper, filled the Middle Earth Club, and by 1969, was increasingly getting more diverse than the quaint psychedelic form from which it was spurned. Blonde on Blonde had the then contemporary match of folky vocals which could easily turn it up a gear into rock territory, fuzz guitar leads galore, and some interesting material, which veered from an almost cinematic version of "Eleanor Rigby" to the post-mod think U.S. garage meets the Small Faces snotty strut of "Conversationally Making the Grade," the archetypal heavy rock jam "Ride With Captain Max," and the slightly old-styled ballad "Goodbye." Of course, more dynamic musical interplay crept into the fold: classical-intoned aspirations, acoustic folk, ornate pop, and full-on rock. Contrasts is indeed an album that is characteristic of the music that was being bandied around the music press in 1969 as progressive, not the preposterous entity that it became.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/7/2010
  • Label: Esoteric
  • EAN: 5013929731844
  • Catalog Number: 2973184
  • Sales rank: 161,480

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Blonde on Blonde Primary Artist
Ralph Denyer Guitar, Vocals
Les Hicks Percussion, Drums
Richard Hopkins Organ, Bass, Piano, Celeste, Cornet, Harpsichord
Gareth Johnson Flute, Guitar, Sitar
Technical Credits
Robin Williamson Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
John Godfrey Composer
Ralph Denyer Composer
Les Hicks Composer
Richard Hopkins Composer, Whistle
Gareth Johnson Composer
Barry Murray Composer
Mark Powell Liner Notes
Simon Lawrence Composer
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