Greenslade – Temple Songs: The Albums 1973-1975 (2021)

Posted by Green on July 1, 2021as

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Aside from Roger Dean’s iconic cover illustrations, Greenslade weren’t like most prog brands of the 1970s. Keyboardist Dave Greenslade and bassist Tony Reeves formed the quartet in 1972 after leaving jazz-rock outfit Colosseum. Eschewing guitars, they hired Samurai’s Dave Lawson as a second keyboardist, and former Manfred Mann drummer Andrew McCulloch (he also played on King Crimson’s Lizard) . The band’s approach utilized typical knotty, stop-and-start cadences, and key and tempo changes, but those are only a few elements in their complex soundscape. The rest of Greenslade’s sound reflected a penchant for catchy melodies derived from pop, jazz, classical, and folk. Keyboardist Lawson spent years backing singers including Bing Crosby and Peggy Lee. Greenslade, Reeves, and McCulloch came up in the British blues and jump R&B bands of the early 1960s. The remastered albums in this box mark their four studio outings: 1973’s Greenslade and Bedside Manners Are Extra, 1974’s Spyglass Guest, and 1975’s Time & Tide.

CD1

01. Greenslade – Feathered Friends (2018 Remaster)
02. Greenslade – An English Western (2018 Remaster)
03. Greenslade – Drowning Man
04. Greenslade – Temple Song (2018 Remaster)
05. Greenslade – Melange
06. Greenslade – What Are You Doin’ To Me (2018 Remaster)
07. Greenslade – Sundance

CD2

01. Greenslade – Bedside Manners Are Extra
02. Greenslade – Pilgrim’s Process
03. Greenslade – Time To Dream
04. Greenslade – Drum Folk (2018 Remaster)
05. Greenslade – Sunkissed You’re Not (2018 Remaster)
06. Greenslade – Chalk Hill (2018 Remaster)

CD3

01. Greenslade – Spirit Of The Dance
02. Greenslade – Little Red Fry Up (2018 Remaster)
03. Greenslade – Rainbow (2018 Remaster)
04. Greenslade – Siam Seesaw (2018 Remaster)
05. Greenslade – Joie De Vivre
06. Greenslade – Red Light (2018 Remaster)
07. Greenslade – Melancholic Race
08. Greenslade – Theme For An Imaginary Western (2018 Remaster)

CD4

01. Greenslade – Animal Farm (2019 Remaster)
02. Greenslade – Newsworth
03. Greenslade – Time (2019 Remaster)
04. Greenslade – Tide (2019 Remaster)
05. Greenslade – Catalan (2019 Remaster)
06. Greenslade – The Flattery Stakes
07. Greenslade – Waltz For A Fallen Idol
08. Greenslade – The Ass’s Ears
09. Greenslade – Doldrums (2019 Remaster)
10. Greenslade – Gangsters

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