Monday, May 4, 2015

Day Of Phoenix - 1972 - The Neighbour's Son

Day Of Phoenix
The Neighbour's Son

01. I'm Feeling So Lonely (2:26)
02. Magic Wind (2:40)
03. Drifting (2:18)
04. Zombie (3:38)
05. Paradox (6:37)
06. It's A Long Way (3:26)
07. Turn Me On (3:32)
08. So We Meet Again (4:39)
09. Use Your Sense (3:41)
10. Our Love Has Ended (2:52)

- Karsten Lyng / vocals, guitars, piano, organ
- Ole Prehn / vocals, bass, guitars, percussion
- Ole Fick / guitars, vocals
- Jess Stæhr / bass
- Bo Thrige Andersen / drums

"The Neighbour's Son" is the 2nd full-length studio album by Danish heavy psychadelic rock act Day of Phoenix. "The Neighbour's Son" was originally released on LP in 1972 through Sonet Records. The album was re-issued in 1979 as a double LP with the band´s first studio album "Wide Open N-Way (1970)". It´s been re-released both as a single CD and as a double CD set with "Wide Open N-Way (1970)" in recent years. After releasing "Wide Open N-Way (1970)" the band disbanded in 1971 as bassist/pianist Erik Stedt (also a member of Danish psychadelic rock act Beefeaters) sadly passed away. However the two guitarists Karsten Lyng and Ole Prehn opted to reform and reorganize the band. They recruited Ole Fick (guitars, vocals), Jess Stæhr (Bass) and Bo Thrige Andersen (Drums) to complete the lineup. All three were fresh out of work from the recently disbanded Burnin´ Red Ivanhoe. With a lineup like that expectations were naturally high to "The Neighbour's Son".

Unfortunately the band have changed their style a lot since "Wide Open N-Way (1970)". The tracks are (safe for a few exceptions) vers/chorus structured rock songs completely lacking the dark, heavy, psychadelic and semi-progressive nature of "Wide Open N-Way (1970)". The musicianship are obviously on a very high level and compared to the debut that part is actually more professionally executed. The music is still very guitar driven and it´s obvious that it´s two guitarists that are the main men behind the project. The issue here is the songwriting. The only track on the album that´s a bit adventurous is the 6:37 minutes long "Paradox". It´s also the longest track on the album and it´s the track that reminds me the most of the material from "Wide Open N-Way (1970)". The rest is not bad but it´s pretty unremarkable.

The sound production which is courtesy of Tony Reeves (Colosseum, Greenslade) is professional and well sounding. Pleasant and organic. So in many ways "The Neighbour's Son" is a quality release by Day of Phoenix. The compositions are just generally not memorable enough or intriguing enough to leave a lasting impression.



  2. hi , i was wondering if you had any of the following albums:

    the chicken and the egg - word of mouth
    clearlight - as above so below
    pollen - ry d'oxhe
    brachmann & lummer
    orginal mouth and friends
    the philosophers - after sundown
    the wild oats - customized van
    insight - self-titled (1978)
    nexus - first lite : a new college experience
    nimbus - seizoenen
    nimbus - live at livermore
    the morrow bros band
    wild blue yonder
    cheryl ernst
    arnold & sullivan - beginnings
    chris hennessy - ballad of a sad cafe
    joseph nicoletti - self-titled
    t.j hustler - the age of individualism
    smith vinson - one more time for cow
    spittin' image - the boy's a dancer
    gringo - self-titled (1978)
    lauri nykopp
    j & f quintet - contrast
    anthem - self-titled (1978)
    backalley bandits
    the family affair (1968)
    the new creation - sing out
    the new hope - to understand is to love

    thanks in advance and i hope i didn't annoy you with my many requests

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