Thursday 18 May 2017
Providence - Ever Sense The Dawn (1972)
The one and only album from this US band.
The band was a sextet with a lineup of bass, keyboards, organ, glockenspiel, violin, guitars, viola, cello, percussions and vocals.
The band was signed on the shortlived The Moody Blues label Threshold and a lot was expected by the band. The result was only this album, though.
It is tempting to note down The Moody Blues as a major reference on this album....... and that is partially correct too. The roots of this album is though in folk-rock and some classical music. And symphonic prog too. Then add some West-Coast psychedelic rock too.
This half an hour long album is indeed a very good mix of symphonic prog and US folk rock.
The vocals are very good and this mostly acoustic album has a lot of good things going for it. I can understand why this album is revered. It is indeed also an album revered in my house because it is a pastoral, nice album. An album for most of the family.
There is no great songs here though and the album is on the short side. Nevertheless, this is a good album and one to check out.