Sunday 16 February 2020

If - Not Just Another Bunch Of Pretty Faces (1974)

The seventh album from this British band.

The band was a quintet on this album with a lineup of woodwinds, drums, bass, guitars, harpsichord, electric piano, organ, piano, vibes, congas and vocals.

Great Britain's best and most prolific brass rock band returned again with their seventh album.

The band was a mix of a progressive rock and a fusion band on their first albums. It was also a good band.

The cover art-work alludes to a much more folky and less ambitious music genre than prog and fusion.

The band has gone both soul and blues on this album. It is indeed a blues-soul album with a lot of rock too. Add southern rock to the picture too and you get this album and If anno 1974.

The brass is everywhere and the music is reasonably catchy. OK for a gig or a concert setting.

The vocals are good and the musicians does their best on some pretty sub-standard songs. But that is what they wanted those days, much more easier on the brain and ear music than the music on their first albums.

This is a decent enough album and just that.

2 points

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