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Clown - Lord Of The Ringside LP

Label: Anazitisi
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ARLP 70-76F


Clown - Lord Of The Ringside LP. CLOWN, Plymouth UK-based, was formed in mid-1970. An excellent progressive rock sextet which had the luck (???) to produce just one single in early 1972 for CBS, containing the tracks “Lord of the Ringside” and “Rumania”. Both tracks were recorded in October 1971. At the same sessions, the band recorded 6 more demo songs. These tracks were intended for a forthcoming full-length album by the same label, which unfortunately never finalized and appears here for the very first time. Completing this release, both their singles tracks and 4 more songs have been added, recorded as their first demo in January 1971. After some personnel changes, Clown came to a halt in the summer of 72. Clown had a lot of gigs playing with bands such as Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Raw Material, Man, Lindisfarne, Lee Riders, etc. The band's lineup was including the classic “rock” core of guitar-bass drums augmented by the sax-flute-keyboards progressive touches. Superb musicianship, beautiful orchestration, and rhythm changes flirting with the late 60's psychedelia and the early 70's British folk-rock. Pls, note that some compilations (mainly from the '90s) have some songs with wrong titles, credited to a band called The Alby. In truth, these are Clown's original recordings. Clown had never had The Alby monicker. Alby was just the nickname of Alan Hodgson, Clown's lead singer. All 12 songs included in “Lord of the Ringside” LP here, are coming from old surviving tapes which have been carefully restored and remastered. “Ed Welch”, the song which concludes the album, is coming from a semi-destroyed tape but as it is one of their best (and “heavier”, indeed) songs and an excellent example of Clown's powerful live presence, Clown members wanted to be included and so it was made possible, restoring it from the scratch. Includes: * Fully laminated cover. * 4-pages (LP-sized) colored insert with bio, photos, lyrics, and memorabilia. Limited to 200 black copies. 180gr vinyl as usual. (m-/m-, new)


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