Release Date:12/07/2018;Notes:Vinyl LP pressing. Ten Years After's self-titled debut hit the British blues scene with the subtlety and precision of a...Click To Read More About This Product
Release Date:12/07/2018;Notes:Vinyl LP pressing. Ten Years After's self-titled debut hit the British blues scene with the subtlety and precision of a wrecking ball in 1967, serving notice that what had once been confined to steamy haunts in London was now there for the world to hear. And by the time the band electrified half a million hippies at Woodstock two years later, the world was roaring it's approval. Cut live with vocals overdubbed later, Ten Years After is an impressive debut, showing off a tight band steeped not only in blues, but rockabilly, jazz, folk and even occasionally psychedelia. They rival Cream on a powerful cover of "Spoonful," which sports a heavy rhythm drive also evident on their extended jam version of "Help Me" that builds and builds to stratospheric heights. The latter allows Alvin Lee to cut loose with the fast licks for which he would become best known, but he was also capable of subtler, more impressionistic soloing on a stellar remake of the Blues Project's "I Can't Keep From Crying, Sometimes." If those three aren't enough evidence of the band's ability, then a spruced-up "I Want to Know," first done by Eric Clapton and the Powerhouse on the legendary What's Shakin' comp, certainly seals the deal.;Track List:1. I Want To Know (Mono) 2:09;2. I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes (Mono) 5:26;3. Adventures Of A Young Organ (Mono) 2:34;4. Spoonful (Mono) 6:04;5. Losing The Dogs (Mono) 3:10;6. Feel It For Me (Mono) 2:40;7. Love Until I Die (Mono) 2:07;8. Don't Want You Woman (Mono) 2:36;9. Help Me (Mono) 9:54;10. I Want To Know 2:11;11. I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes 5:25;12. Adventures Of A Young Organ 2:35;13. Spoonful 6:05;14. Losing The Dogs 3:04;15. Feel It For Me 2:42;16. Love Until I Die 2:07;17. Don't Want You Woman 2:38;18. Help Me 9:48;19. Portable People 2:15;20. Portable People (Mono / Single Version) 2:17;21. The Sounds 4:12;22. The Sounds (Mono / Single Version) 4:29;23. Rock Your Mama 3:01;24. Spider In My Web (Single Version) 7:11;25. Hold Me Tight 2:18;26. (At The) Woodchopper's Ball 7:46;27. Love Until I Die (Live At BBC "Top Gear" Session London / 1967) 2:22;28. Don't Want You Woman (Live At BBC "Top Gear" Session London / 1967) 2:20;29. The Sounds (Live At BBC "Top Gear" Session London / 1967) 3:22
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