Friday 30 March 2018
Highwind - Highwind (1979)
The one and only album from this British band.
I have no details or anything about this band. But I gather that the band was a quartet with a lineup of keyboards, bass, guitars, drums and vocals.
This album was released by EMI here in UK and Forum Records in USA the year after. A single was also released. These releases sunk without trace and this album has not been re-released on CD either.
The LP can be picked up pretty easy and cheap from Discogs.
Obscurity can happen for a good reason too. In this case, for a very good reason.
The music on this album is a mix of hard rock, AOR and some pomp rock. Supertramp is a good reference.
The music is also pretty commercial and very AOR at times.
The vocals are good and the music has some hit potential.... in 1975. The band and the label was four years too late with this album and I cannot really understand why EMI released this album.
The music on this forty minutes long album is decent enough and I give them credit for the musicianship and their skills. Nevertheless, this is a dull album which I doubt will get many fans these days...... or more reviews.