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Strange Little Friend - The Alan Bown* - The Alan Bown! (Vinyl, LP, Album)

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  1. This is by far the best Alan Bown album. The pulsating rhythm of the opening number sets the tone for the remainder of the album. The trumpet playing of Alan Bown himself is the first for a rock group. The "Elope" song is catchy in its simplicity, and "Strange Little Friend" get to you after listernings so that you hum it all the time/5(5).
  2. The history of British rock & roll of the s is filled with the names of homegrown performers who, despite enjoying the favor of critics, music columnists, and club audiences, never managed to make.
  3. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of The Alan Bown! on Discogs. Label: Deram - SL ,Deram - SL • Series: Treasury Of British Rock • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock.
  4. by celebrated Jazz and Rock trumpeter and arranger Alan Bown and his band. This album was recorded during his group's transition from one of Britain's finest Soul outfits to a leading Jazz Rock band with Progressive influences/5(6).
  5. A US release, called "The Alan Bown", featuring Jess Roden, was released as "Outward Bown" in the UK (mostly same tracks anyway), in This is the UK release, called "The Alan Bown!", from , featuring Robert Palmer. They're both excellent albums IMO, and personally I prefer this one, being somewhat less whimsical than the album/5(9).
  6. This is the band's third album (after "The Alan Bown") recorded in Gone is vocalist Robert Palmer, and in comes Gordon Neville on vocals. As Palmer had done with vocalist Jess Roden, so Neville did in replacing Palmer's vocals and then mixing them with the already recorded instrumental tracks/5(8).
  7. The Alan Bown (or the Alan Bown Set, as they began life) were always a part of the musical landscape during the second half of the s, without ever enjoying substantial success. In singer Jess Roden, they boasted a blue-eyed soul vocalist to rank alongside Terry Reid, Steve Ellis, Winwood and Marriott/5(10).
  8. Dec 15,  · The second Alan Bown LP “Alan Bown” on Deram contains some fabulous tracks. (I like the 1st LP too) “Still As Stone”, “Elope” and “Strange Little Friend” these are some underrated pop gems. Sadly the CD release contains the rerecorded vocals of Robert Palmer over the original and superior Jess Roden ones.

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