Edgar Broughton Band

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Thompson
The most conventional of the Edgar Broughton Band's first and best three albums, 1971's Edgar Broughton Band finds the group dispensing with the no-holds-barred mania and theatricality responsible for such classics as "Out Demons Out," "Up Yours," and "Apache Drop Out" and concentrating instead on more musical endeavors. It's an approach that arguably captures the band at their very best at the same time as revealing them at their ugliest. The two-part epic "For Dr. Spock" conjures images of Gong, as it drifts closer to space rock than the Edgar Broughton Band had hitherto ventured, while "House of Turnabout" certainly restates the group's free-freak credentials with its ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Thompson
The most conventional of the Edgar Broughton Band's first and best three albums, 1971's Edgar Broughton Band finds the group dispensing with the no-holds-barred mania and theatricality responsible for such classics as "Out Demons Out," "Up Yours," and "Apache Drop Out" and concentrating instead on more musical endeavors. It's an approach that arguably captures the band at their very best at the same time as revealing them at their ugliest. The two-part epic "For Dr. Spock" conjures images of Gong, as it drifts closer to space rock than the Edgar Broughton Band had hitherto ventured, while "House of Turnabout" certainly restates the group's free-freak credentials with its rumbling percussion and scything guitars, a second cousin to the roars that punctuated Wasa Wasa and Sing Brother Sing. The heart of Edgar Broughton Band, however, lies elsewhere. The lilting chant "Thinking About You," with its spectral reminders of John Lennon's "Working Class Hero," is certainly one of their most rancorous concoctions, while "Evening Over Rooftops" rides an acoustic guitar as pretty as its flowery lyric, but you know there's something rotten squirming just below the surface, even if you can never quite put your finger on it. The pure pop backing vocals, all "sha-la-la" and "doo-be-doo-be-doo," of course, only add to your unease. And, as that is merely the opening number, you can guess what you're in for over the rest of the album long before you actually get it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/3/2001
  • Label: Repertoire
  • EAN: 4009910440926
  • Catalog Number: 4409

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Evening over Rooftops - Edgar Broughton (5:01)
  2. 2 The Birth - Edgar Broughton (3:23)
  3. 3 Piece of My Own - Edgar Broughton (2:49)
  4. 4 Poppy/Don't Even Know Which Day It Is - Edgar Broughton (6:37)
  5. 5 House of Tournabout - Edgar Broughton (3:08)
  6. 6 Mad Hatter - Edgar Broughton (6:15)
  7. 7 Getting Hard/What Is a Women For - Edgar Broughton (7:30)
  8. 8 Thinking of You - Edgar Broughton (2:06)
  9. 9 For Dr. Spock, Pt. 1/For Dr. Spock, Pt. 2 - Edgar Broughton (3:51)
  10. 10 Out Demons Out - Edgar Broughton (4:49)
  11. 11 Apache Drop Out (Apache Intro./Dropout Boogie) - Edgar Broughton (3:13)
  12. 12 Freedom - Edgar Broughton (3:15)
  13. 13 Up Yours! - Edgar Broughton (3:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Edgar Broughton Band Primary Artist
Edgar Broughton Indexed Contributor, Bass, Guitar, Horn, Keyboards, Vocals
Mike Oldfield Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin
David Bedford Piano
Steve Broughton Bass, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
P. Harold Fatt Vocals
Arthur Grant Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Victor Unitt Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards, Vocals
Johnny VanDerrick Violin
Technical Credits
Mark Brennan Liner Notes
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