Fat Mattress II

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
In the manner of many second albums, Fat Mattress' sophomore outing was similar to, but also inferior to, their debut. Again, Noel Redding didn't take as much as a leadership role as some listeners might have expected given his prior stardom as bassist in the Jimi Hendrix Experience. In fact, he's less of a presence on this record, at least as a composer, his contributions in that regard limited to three songwriting co-credits. And again, the mood is breezy folk-rock-psychedelia with a dash of early progressive rock, though some of the songs on side one in particular have a heavier feel than most of the first album. The songs aren't even up to the debut's modest ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
In the manner of many second albums, Fat Mattress' sophomore outing was similar to, but also inferior to, their debut. Again, Noel Redding didn't take as much as a leadership role as some listeners might have expected given his prior stardom as bassist in the Jimi Hendrix Experience. In fact, he's less of a presence on this record, at least as a composer, his contributions in that regard limited to three songwriting co-credits. And again, the mood is breezy folk-rock-psychedelia with a dash of early progressive rock, though some of the songs on side one in particular have a heavier feel than most of the first album. The songs aren't even up to the debut's modest standard, however, and the lingering feeling is that of a tolerable but fairly anonymous '60s-turning-into-'70s band with a Transatlantic feel. There's a bit of jazzy influence à la Traffic in songs like "Roamin'" and "At the Ball," and there are some pleasant vocal harmonies. But there's not a single standout tune, and though Redding and his bandmates were no doubt straining to avoid being the answer to a trivia question as to what one of the members had done after playing in one of the world's biggest groups, that's what this music ends up being.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/11/2009
  • Label: Esoteric
  • EAN: 5013929723528
  • Catalog Number: 2135

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Storm (4:11)
  2. 2 Anyway You Want (3:48)
  3. 3 Leafy Lanes (2:48)
  4. 4 Naturally (3:02)
  5. 5 Roamin' (4:22)
  6. 6 Happy My Love (3:43)
  7. 7 Childhood Dream (3:23)
  8. 8 She (2:32)
  9. 9 Highway (4:23)
  10. 10 At the Ball (4:10)
  11. 11 People (4:04)
  12. 12 Margarita (4:15)
  13. 13 Cold Wall of Stone (2:37)
  14. 14 Long Red (4:23)
  15. 15 Words (4:13)
  16. 16 The River (17:10)
  17. 17 Future Days (4:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fat Mattress Primary Artist
Neil Landon Percussion, Vocals, Group Member
Noel Redding Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Eric Dillon Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Steve Hammond Electric Guitar
Jim Leverton Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Mick Weaver Piano, Hammond Organ, Group Member, Hammond B3
Technical Credits
Fat Mattress Producer
George Chkiantz Engineer
Jim Leverton Liner Notes
Roger Wilkinson Engineer
Paschal Byrne Remastering
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