The sole album from this fantastic band is one of the best overlooked folk-progressive rock recordings of the late 6o's. This London-based group had just one actual British member, the rest of the musicians hailing from Norway, Australia, and Canada. This wonderful and truly fascinating album is a combination of strong original material, male-female vocal harmonies, deftly textured mixes of electric and acoustic guitars, tasteful orchestration and soaring bittersweet melodies. Unfortunately, the band broke up in late 1969 and soon after Lucas and Conway formed the rhythm section of Fotheringay. Rosen later played with Mogul Thrash and Hultgreen joined the band Sailor. This deﬁnitive edition has been expanded with many rare & unreleased tracks.
Notwithstanding one or two isolated exceptions, it wasn’t until the mid-Sixties that independent female voices really began to be heard within the music industry. The feminist movement naturally coincided with the first signs of genuine musical emancipation. In North America, Joan Baez and Buffy Sainte-Marie emerged through the folk clubs, coffee-houses and college campuses to inspire a generation of wannabe female singers and musicians with their strong, independent mentality and social compassion, while the British scene’s combination of folk song revival and the Beatles-led pop explosion saw record company deals for a new generation of pop-folkies including Marianne Faithfull, Dana Gillespie and Vashti Bunyan.
Jim Capaldi, Gordon Jackson, Dave Meredith, Luther Grosvenor, and John 'Poli' Palmer - collectively known as the Deep Feeling - came close in 1966 to being the "next big thing" to come out of the West Midlands. As events would have it, the group folded when on the verge of success, leaving behind precious few recordings previously unavailable until now. Sunbeam Records has finally done the group justice by issuing this CD that will help ensure their place in the region's rich rock music history…
Recorded in July 1970, but released in January 1971, this very energetic, inventive but still underrated LP was a brainchild of James Litherland - formerly vocalist & guitarist of Colosseum. Other important musicians in the band were trumpeter Michael Rosen (ex-Eclection) and the young bass player John Wetton. This excellent album is very much in the style of the ﬁrst two Colosseum records but a bit more faster, intensive, hard-rocking and brassier, but with no keyboards. It contains just six tracks mostly dominated by heavy and sometimes furious guitar solos, groovy & tasteful brass improvisations, truly amazing bass parts and very solid drumming. In the Summer of 1971 John Wetton got an invitation from Family and as a result the band broke up.
Deep End is the third studio album recording by ISOTOPE released in 1976. Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this album from the British Jazz Rock outfit including four bonus tracks. The band was formed in 1973 by guitarist Gary Boyle and also featured Nigel Morris on drums. By the time Deep End was recorded in March 1976, the band featured Boyle and Morris along with Dan K. Brown on bass and Zoe Kronberger and Frank Roberts on keyboards.
Illusion is the second studio album recording by ISOTOPE released in 1974. Digitally remastered edition of this album from the British Jazz Rock outfit. The band was formed in 1973 by guitarist Gary Boyle and also featured Nigel Morris on drums. By the time they recorded Illusion, they were joined by former Soft Machine bassist Hugh Hopper and keyboard player Laurence Scott. Esoteric.
Digitally remastered edition of this album from the British Jazz Rock outfit. The band was formed in 1973 by guitarist Gary Boyle and also featured Nigel Morris on drums. Isotope's self titled debut album was released in 1974 and continued the tradition of Jazz Rock fusion that had been pioneered by acts such as Tony Williams' Lifetime and The Mahavishnu Orchestra. Esoteric.