Friday, November 21, 2014

Gift - 1974 - Blue Apple

Gift
1974
Blue Apple




01. Blue Apple
02. Rock Scene
03. Don’t Waste Your Time
04. Psalm
05. Everything’s Alright
06. Got To Find A Way
07. Reflections – Part 1
08. Reflections – Part 2
09. Left The Past Behind

- Uwe Patzke / bass, vocals
- Rainer Baur / guitar
- Hermann Lange / drums, percussion
- Dieter Frei / organ, piano, moog, mellotron, vocals

Helmut Treichel left in 1973 and was replaced with Dieter Atterer.

Blue Apple, Gift’s second and last album, reaches further than their fuzzy, trippy debut, attempting more progressive flourishes with the addition of keyboards. Frei’s mellotron is apparent from the off, with a ‘Tron flute melody running through the title track, and strings on the other credited tracks.

The music is typical mid-70s mix of lighter and heavier rock, with a noticeable blues base and rampaging organs and guitars are all over. The high speed Purple/Heep-ish “Everything’s Alright” is even complete with Speed King-style classical organ intro.

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