Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ten Years After – Cricklewood Green (1970) (Vinyl Rip)

Year: 1970 (LP 197?)
Label: Deram Records (UK), SML 1065
Style: Rhythm and Blues, Hard Rock
Country: UK (Nottingham, Ilkeston, Mansfield)
Time: 38:37
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 254 Mb

Cricklewood Green a firmly positive retrospective review, praising each individual track and summarizing that "the band and engineer Andy Johns mix studio tricks and sound effects, blues-based song structures, a driving rhythm section, and Alvin Lee's signature lightning-fast guitar licks into a unified album that flows nicely from start to finish.
Lee died on 6 March 2013 in Spain. According to his website, he died from "unforeseen complications following a routine surgical procedure". He was 68. His former bandmates lamented his death. Leo Lyons called him "the closest thing I had to a brother", while Ric Lee (no relation) said "I don't think it's even sunk in yet as to the reality of his passing". Billboard highlighted such landmark performances as "I'm Going Home" from the Woodstock festival and his 1971 hit single "I'd Love to Change the World".

Alvin Lee (19 December 1944 Nottingham – 6 March 2013) – guitar, vocals
Leo Lyons (born 30 November 1943 Mansfield, Nottinghamshire) – bass
Ric Lee (born 20 October 1945 Mansfield, Nottinghamshire) – drums
Chick Churchill (born 2 January 1946 Ilkeston, Derbyshire) – organ
Matrix side A: XZAL-9583P-IW JT, side B: XZAL-9584P-IW DA

01. A1 Sugar The Road (04:02)
02. A2 Working On The Road (04:16)
03. A3 50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain (07:33)
04. A4 Year 3,000 Blues (02:23)
05. B1 Me And My Baby (04:12)
06. B2 Love Like A Man (07:27)
07. B3 Circles (03:57)
08. B4 As The Sun Still Burns Away (04:44)

All songs written by Alvin Lee.

Prelistening Ten Years After – Cricklewood Green 1970 Vinyl Full Album: MyVideoDailymotion