Monday, 2 November 2020

Both Hands Free - Both Hands Free (1976)

The one and only album from this band from England.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of saxophone, keyboards, bass and drums.

This band was from Manchester and did the clubs there before a Steeleye Span member discovered them and recorded this album with them. A now very obscure album.

One of the members here joined Camel in the early 1980s tour band and that is all we know. 

The music is fusion in the vein of Weather Report.

The music is based on a mix of organ and saxophone.

The music is also a mix of ballad, pastoral pieces of music and more spaced out, faster melodies. 

The music is also pretty tender and soaring too with some really nice touches. This makes this album quite an experience.

The album was released on an underground label with a limited distribution, if any at all. It is still a mystery how the fans of Weather Report has lost out on this album. 

It is very much a good album and one to chase up on Youtube or anywhere else you can give it a listen or your attention.

This is indeed a hidden gem and diehard fusion fans will love this album. 

3 points

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