Tuesday 26 September 2017

Culpeper's Orchard - Going For A Song (1972)

The third and final album from this Danish band.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of mandolin, bass, guitars, sitar, organ, piano, percussion, drums and vocals.

Culpeper's Orchard started out with a very good/great album and followed it up with a pretty good album. So I had my trepidations before sinking my ears into this album.

Not without reasons, it turned out.

Gone is the funny, eclectic prog from the debut album. A great debut album. Gone is the good things from their second album too.

Culpeper's Orchard chose to dumb down from their debut album on the two follow up albums. They ended up with a country'n'western album....... the Going For A Song album.

OK, there are some eclectic music here in the beginning of this forty minutes long album. But the final half is country'n'western from Nashville, Tennessee. It is not quite the Grand Ol Opry House country'n'western...... thankfully. But it is country'n'western allright.

In short, this is not a good album at all and I (and many others) can only mourn the demise and the fall from grace of this once great Danish hope for the prog rock scene. A hope that crashlanded in Nashville Tennessee.

1.5 points

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