Fever Tree

Fever Tree

by Fever Tree
     
 

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The self-titled debut album of this unfairly neglected psychedelic band is an odd mix of slick studio work laced with surprising moments of eclecticism, from soundtrack references to hard rock worthy of the best bands of the time. They open up with a pretty good piece of musical prestidigitation, melding Johann Sebastian Bach and

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The self-titled debut album of this unfairly neglected psychedelic band is an odd mix of slick studio work laced with surprising moments of eclecticism, from soundtrack references to hard rock worthy of the best bands of the time. They open up with a pretty good piece of musical prestidigitation, melding Johann Sebastian Bach and Ennio Morricone into the album's first track, which segues neatly into a hard rock style that's their own on the spaced-out, Ravel-laced "Where Do You Go," which sounds like the Doors and the Jimi Hendrix Experience jamming together. They also roll over "Day Tripper" and "We Can Work It Out," squeezed into a two-song medley, like a proto-metal steamroller while quoting "Norwegian Wood" and "Eleanor Rigby"; then switch gears into a beautifully elegant, gently orchestrated pop
ock rendition of Neil Young's "Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing" that's worth the price of admission by itself. The harder rocking numbers (especially "San Francisco Girls") are highly diverting artifacts of their time, while the last two songs, "Unlock My Door" and "Come with Me (Rainsong)," show off a totally unexpected and beautifully reflective folk-rock side to their sound that's strongly reminiscent of Phil Ochs' work on Pleasures of the Harbor and Tape from California. The variations in sound and content, plus the fact that the only keyboard player, Rob Landes, made any large contribution to the in-house songwriting (mostly the work of their producers, Scott & Vivian Holtzman), makes it difficult to pin down precisely what Fever Tree was about, beyond the evidence at hand; but taken on its own terms, the album ought to be better known than it is, which is probably also true of the band itself.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/24/2011
Label:
Sundazed Music Inc.
UPC:
0090771628428
catalogNumber:
6284
Rank:
16724

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fever Tree   Primary Artist
Gene Page   Strings,Horn
Rob Landes   Organ,Flute,Piano,Cello,Harp,Harpsichord,Clavinet,Bass Recorder,Group Member
Dennis Keller   Vocals,Group Member
John Tuttle   Percussion,Group Member
David Angel   Strings,Horn
E.E. "Bud" Wolfe   Bass,Group Member
Mic Liftz   Strings,Horn

Technical Credits

John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Rob Landes   Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer
Fever Tree   Arranger
Jill Gibson   Cover Photo
Vivian Holtzman   Composer,Producer
Domenic Priore   Annotation
Martha Armstrong   Calligraphy
Walt Andrus   Engineer
W. Pickett   Composer
E. Floyd   Composer
N. Young   Composer
Scott Holtzmann   Composer,Producer

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