Sunday 24 May 2020

Prudence - No. 3 (1974)

The third album from this Norwegian band.

The band was a sextet with a lineup of mandolin, guitars, bass, flute, accordion, piano, drums, congas and vocals.

The band had toured Norway and Sweden, played the Roskilde and the Ragnarock festivals and done everything they could do.

The band was still not a household name in Norway and were only scraping by, week by week. The band had normal drudgery jobs inbetween the tours. During a day in the sawmills, the mandolin player lost a finger.

But that happened after the release of this album.

No. 3 is their most mature album and most rock orientated album. There is still a lot of folk rock here. The band was a folk rock band through and through. But there is less folk on this album than usual.

The music is not as catchy either.

The mandolins and the flutes is good on this album. The vocals, in English, is also good. The band does their best with a good sound. A folk rock sound.

The songs are a bit short on quality. There is nothing here, besides of Sailor Song, which is of the standard I would expect from this band.

The result is still an album well worth checking out. The quality is somewhere between decent and good.

2.5 points

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