Friday, August 14, 2009

Gift - Blue Apple (1974)

Gift were one of those "no compromise" heavy progressive bands, who've now achieved a considerable cult status. They started up in 1969 as the school band Phallus Dei. Three years later they recorded the first Gift album at Union Studios in Munich, produced by Otto B. Hartmann. Nick Woodland was listed on the sleeve of their first album, but he had quit Gift before the recording session began to join Subject Esq., later Sahara. The album comprised eight songs with no flutes, no woodwinds and no keyboards, just plain hard guitar riffs, to be compared to Hairy Chapter.
Blue Apple (1974) was basically a heavy guitar album, but also featured keyboards courtesy of Dieter Frei (organ, piano, moog, mellotron, vocals). The album was recorded in Hamburg at Teldec Studios with Hartmann and Thomas Kukuck engineering.

Track Listing...
1. Blue Apple
2. Rock Scene
3. Don’t Waste Your Time
4. Pslam
5. Everything’s Allright
6. Go to Find a Way
7. Reflections. Part 1
8. Reflections. Part 2
9. Left the Past Behind

1 comment:

  1. Greetings from Rainer Baur, the guitar-player-GIFT