Savage Rose had its debut in 1968 through Polydor, and spawned a string of classic albums in the psychedelic-folk and blues rock niche until 1973, with an album titled Wild Child. Backed up by Thomas and Anders Koppel -- from the all-genre musical dynasty of Koppels -- on a restless hashish-lead Hammond and piano, their front woman, chanteuse Annisette, is such an accomplished singer for the kind of repertoire SR contributed decisively to coalesce into a rock genre.
Even though the band kept part of the huge charisma that had been their benchmark from the beginning, in my view, after Wild Child, despite several interesting tunes, they never managed to put out an entire album at the 'level' of their stellar overdrive, a true milky-way of psy albums, which shone on until early 70s. This career spanning compilation confirms the above. Disc 1 is absolutely smashing in terms of individual tracks and works as 4.5 stars album, whilst Disc 2 is representative of the randomness of SR good songs and dilution of charisma. Last but not least, this comp reminds me that I've got to get SR's first 8 albums as soon as possible. Recommended.
01 Wild child 02 Open air shop 03 A girl I know 04 Long before I was born 05 A trial in our native town 06 Dödens triumf: Bryllup 07 Ballad of Gale 08 What do you do now 09 Evening's child 10 Refugee 11 The messenger speaks (Malchom X) 12 Dear little mother
01 Stjerneskud 02 Heysel stadion 03 Min lille sol 04 Sangen for livet 05 Balladen om herr Tidmand 06 Vågner en tidig morgen 07 Ryesgade 08 Endnu dufter Jasminen 09 Lille soldat 10 Månebarn 11 Den sorte engel