Friday 19 January 2018

Patto - Hold Your Fire (1971)

The second album from this British band.

The band is a quartet with a lineup of vibes, organ, piano, drums, percussion, guitars and vocals.

I had the pleasure of reviewing their 1970 self-titled debut album some weeks ago. You can read my review here.

OK, I did not rate it highly. But all music has some value to me and I find music enjoyable.

Patto was run by and named after the very good vocalist Mike Patto. His vocals are great.

They are great on this album which gives us a mix of rock, blues and jazz. The superb guitarist Peter Halsall is playing his soul out here.

The album starts out as a straight rocker with Mike Patto's vocals really dominating the sound. After some minutes, we are getting into a more jazzy groove too.

This album is forty minutes long and it's songs are not particular good. They are more or less a non-event. What really drags this album up to a decent level is the vocals and the guitars. But the music in itself is very forgetable. But not the musicians and their attempts to save this album from being a turkey.

This is a decent album but nothing more, I am afraid.

2 points

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