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.

3 points

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