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Kahvas Jute - Wide Open CD

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Kahvas Jute - Wide Open CD. Wide Open, originally released in 1971, is a progressive rock milestone and a consummate example of underground psychedelic hard rock at its most inventive and powerful. As the title suggests, Wide Open is a free-flowing and expansive musical blending of rock, blues and jazz, and to leaven out the sound there’s a touch of acid folk thrown in for good measure. It’s a very English-influenced sound but far from being a slavish copy of the overseas role model, the album bears a uniquely Australian flavour.

It continues to be held as one of Australia ’s prime rock collectables, with original pressings of the album selling for as much as US$600.00 on eBay in recent years.

The tightly structured songs and the superb guitar work of Dennis Wilson and Tim Gaze (Tamam Shud) combine to stamp the record as a tour de force, where style, content, technique and sonic bearing meet in perfect equilibrium. Furthermore, the whole shebang is held together by the restlessly exploratory bass lines of the great Bob Daisley (who later went on to a stellar international career with Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne, Gary Moore, Uriah Heep, Chicken Shack – the list is endless!) and the muscular, yet agile drum patterns of Dannie Davidson (Tamam Shud, Band Of Light). Is it any wonder then that all these elements add up to make Wide Open one of the most sought-after artefacts of the entire Aussie progressive rock era?

Track Listing:

1. Free
2. Odyssey
3. Up There
4. She’s So Hard to Shake
5. Vikings
6. Steps of Time
7. Twenty Three
8. Ascend
9. Parade of Fools

Bonus Tracks:

  1. Politician
  2. She’s So Hard To Shake
  3. Ascend
  4. Parade Of Fools
  5. I Can't Stop
  6. Free


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