mercredi 24 février 2010

Change Of Pace Bring My Buddies Back / 1971

Great to see this album reissued - originally recorded for the Stonelady label back in 1971 at the height of the Vietnam War:

A wonderful bit of harmony soul from the east coast -- a record with exactly the kind of fragile emotion and personal depth you might guess from the cover! Change Of Pace are a group with a sound that's a bit like some of their contemporaries on the scene -- but they've also got a slightly different approach too -- one that's not just heartbreaking ballads and love songs, but which also has a somewhat righteous undercurrent. Social themes intertwine with more personal agendas in the tunes -- making for some great lyrical interplay that comes off in a unique way. Backings are mostly gentle -- save for a few slightly more upbeat numbers -- and titles include "Bring My Buddies Back", "Our Forefathers", "When You Look Into The Mirror", "Blood's Much Thicker Than Water", "Yuletide Love", and "Hello Darling".

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