Oct 8, 2009

TEN YEARS AFTER - STONEDHENGE (DERAM 1968) Jap mastering cardboard sleeve + 4 bonus




Ten Years After is a British blues-rock quartet consisting of Alvin Lee (born December 19, 1944), guitar and vocals; Chick Churchill (born January 2, 1949), keyboards; Leo Lyons (born November 30, 1944) bass; and Ric Lee (born October 20, 1945), drums. The group was formed in 1967 and signed to Decca in England. Their first album was not a success, but their second, the live Undead (1968) containing "I'm Going Home," a six-minute blues workout by the fleet-fingered Alvin, hit the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. Stonedhenge (1969) hit the U.K. Top Ten in early 1969. Ten Years After's U.S. breakthrough came as a result of their appearance at Woodstock, at which they played a nine-minute version of "I'm Going Home." Their next album, Ssssh, reached the U.S. Top 20, and Cricklewood Green, containing the hit single "Love Like a Man," reached number four. Watt completed the group's Decca contract, after which they signed with Columbia and moved in a more mainstream pop direction, typified by the gold-selling 1971 album A Space in Time and its Top 40 single "I'd Love to Change the World." Subsequent efforts in that direction were less successful, however, and Ten Years After split up after the release of Positive Vibrations in 1974. They reunited in 1988 for concerts in Europe and recorded their first new album in 15 years, About Time, in 1989 before disbanding once again. In 2001, Ric Lee was preparing the back catalog for rerelease when he discoverd the Live at the Fillmore East 1970 tapes. He approached Alvin about getting back together to promote the lost album, but Alvin Lee declined. The rest of the band was up for it, though, and together with guitarist Joe Gooch, Ten Years After started touring again. In addition to touring the world, this new incarnation recorded their first new material in about a decade and a half and released Now in 2004 and added the live double CD set Roadworks in 2005. ~ William Ruhlmann, All Music Guide
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whoa! been lookin a long time for this one! i have a 128 bit on this one so this should sound stellar. ur fantastic! Boris the Spider

Anonymous said...

This is the least typical 10 Years AFter album. It's quite "poppy", quirky, none of those guitar-hero riffs.
And I suspect, one that its devotees like more than the band. Also on the short side. All that said, it's overall my fave album from the group.

No Peace for the Wicked said...

This album, and much of what I have received from your blog is mind-bending. Do you have any words of wisdom for an aspiring modern day music documenter? thank you kindly.

carlinhosdeipanema said...

Tks for this post, one of my fave along with Undead and the first TYA.
Congrats on yr nice blog!

Dutchie said...

can you repost this one its deleted by rapidshare (copyrights?) thanks in advance greetings from the netherlands Dutchie.

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