Thursday, February 5, 2015

Shape Of The Rain - 1971 - Riley, Riley, Wood And Waggett

Shape Of The Rain
Riley, Riley, Wood And Waggett

01.Woman - 3:57
02.Patterns - 3:21
03.Castles - 1:57
04.Wasting My Time - 3:09
05.Rockfield Roll (Eric Hine) - 0:48
06.Yes - 5:47
07.Dusty Road - 3:49
08.Willowing Trees - 3:48
09.I'll Be There - 3:39
10.Broken Man - 5:57 including:
 a).Every One A Gem
 b).After Collapsing At Kingsley's

Shape Of The Rain :
Keith Riley - electric & acoustic 6 & 12-string guitars, vocals
Brian Wood - electric & acoustic 6 & 12-string guitars, steel guitar, tambourine, vocals
Len Riley - bass, maracas
Ian "Tag" Waggett - drums, maracas, tambourine
Eric Hine - electric piano

Released on the RCA subsidiary neon in 1971, the riley, wood & waggett album by UK outfit shape of the rain is a wonderful example of American west coast meets British sych/progressive to create a sound and feel all of its own. It's subtle rhythms, 12 string & slide guitars plus excellent harmonies, make it one of the most enduring albums of its time. No doubt about it' it's a charming album! Despite not achieving mainstream success at the time, the band are now held in high regard by critics and collectors alike, and this radioactive reissue is timely. Don't miss the chance this time around.

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