Thursday 7 December 2017

Home - Home (1972)

The second album from this British band.

Home was a quartet on this album with a lineup of steel guitar, guitars, bass, percussion, drums, keyboards and vocals.

The band released three albums before they split up. My review of their debut album can be found here. I will later this year review their final album/you will find a review of their final album somewhere else in this blog.

This band was one of many British folk rock bands who ventured into progressive rock for a short period. I guess they did that on their third and final album as I am not really able to detect much progressive rock on their first two albums.

Folk rock is the basis here. Another British band, Magna Carta, springs to mind as a reference. But Home gives us a lot more complex music than Magna Carta ever did.

The first four songs of this eight songs and forty minutes long album is pretty uncomplicated, but sweet folk rock. There is a great deal of rock feel in their music. More than folk music, in fact.

The band gradually, song by song, ventures into a much more complex soundscape at the end of this album. The music is also harder at the end and more edgy.

The end result is a decent album which will appeal a great deal to the folk rock crowd. I have my reservations....

2 points  

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