Paladin - Paladin / Charge! 2 x CDs (expanded)

SKU 28-BGO6121501.2
This is both Paladin releases complete PLUS bonus material, reissued on BGO, who are one of the better outfits doing reissues, especially in terms of their CD mastering (i.e. ‘they no crush’).

“British progressive rock band Paladin's two albums for Bronze Records, dating from 1971 and 1972. The group was formed by Pete Solley and Keith Webb, both who'd been in Terry Reid's backing band. Despite a hectic touring schedule and promotion, the band never really achieved commercial success and called it a day at the end of 1972. Digitally remastered and slipcased. With new notes.”

"Released in the Spring of 1971, "Paladin" was the debut album from this creative band. Formed the previous year by Keith Webb and Pete Solley (both ex-members of Terry Reid's band), Paladin encompassed all that was experimental in early 70's rock. Fusing the worlds of jazz, rock and ethnic Cuban music, Paladin's debut album was both powerful and rhythmic, in places echoing excursions by bands such as Traffic, Manfred Mann's Chapter Three and Ginger Baker's Airforce (editor's note: Also Santana big time!). One of the first signings to Bronze records, Paladin shared a home with Uriah Heep, Colosseum, etc. and were highly regarded.”

"As with a couple of the other reviewers I picked up this album in the early 70s, partly because of the Roger Dean cover and partly from having heard Mix Your Mind With The Moonbeams and Watching The World Go By at the infamous London Hospital Tavern which had the worst beer and the best rock DJ anywhere. The album is very varied and contains one of the most bizzare interludes ever in the electro folk violin thrash in Watching the World. The guitar work is excellent and the overall effect of complete absorbtion. A thotoughly electrifying album that I never fail to enjoy (and play at least twice each time). It summed up at the time the way that progressive rock was keen to absorb and mutate other styles rather than trashing them as is so common now. I play this album quite often still and rate it as one of my all time favourites - an absolute classic!"-Steve Knowles/
  • LabelBGO
  • UPC5017261215017
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