Monday, November 26, 2007

Freedom "Freedom is more than a word" {UK} [1972] (Progressive rock, Heavy)

Vertigo vertigo vertigo... A really strange label that had (or have) bands like Black Sabbath, Dr.Z, Tudor Lodge. And everything is getting expensive these days. But how ever Freedoom its a really nice progressive rock band and pretty heavy too, from the UK and the opening track is really awesome with viola and great guitars. If you know anything about the band you can write it in the comments. That would be really kind.

The line up:
Roger Saunders: Vocals, Piano, Lead Guitar
Steve Jolly: Lead Guitar
Pete Dennis: Bass, Accoustic Guitar, Vocals
Bobby Harisson: Drums, percussion, vocals

Download link in comments (sharbee and massmirror have been really strange the last weeks so I use rapidsahre so please don't complain)
Best wishes from Sweden


Love=Hell, Space=Acid said...

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benicio said...

This is from tapestry of delights...
A heavy rock group who had a good live act but whose albums were rather mundane. The best track on Through The Years (the US edition) was Freestone, the opener. The title cut, Get Yourself Together and London City were competent but unexceptional heavy rock tracks, whilst Thanks was mellow and more mainstream. The final track, Toe Grabber, was based on boring guitar riffs. By the time of their final effort for Vertigo in 1972 they'd veered towards country-rock!

Bobby Harrison had previously banged the skins for Procol Harum and went on to perform vocal duties with Snafu. Ray Royer had played guitar in Procol Harum. They formed Freedom when they were given a generous out of court financial settlement to leave Procol Harum because they were considered to be incompatible with the rest of the band's sound.

They also contributed two tracks, Nobody and Frustrated Woman, from their first album to Probe's Handle With Care sampler. The flip side of their Mercury 45 can also be heard on Psychedelia, Vol. 2 (LP) and Hen's Teeth Vol. 1 (CD). This is an excellent slice of pop-psych penned by Ray Royer.

Prior to their first UK album they put out an album called At Last, which was only released in Germany (Metronome MLP 15371) 1970 and in France on (Byg 529325) 1970. This is reputed to contain some good slices of psychedelia. During the Winter of 1967/8 Freedom (Harrison, Royer, Mike Lease (keyb'ds) and Steve Shirley (bs, vcls) were invited to contribute to the Soundtrack of the film 'Nerosubianco' ('The Attraction'), which was masterminded by noted Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis. The resulting album has now been issued in the UK by Tenth Planet and sounding similar to Procol Harum or instrumentally to early Traffic is worth a listen.

mathalaa said...

Thanks man. Both for the info and the post. Want to try this out

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