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Heavy Rock Spectacular (CD)
Here is a gem from the Early British Progressive Rock Movement, unfortunately it was both a painstaking as a hardly impossible task to find information from this elusive band. Bram Stoker was a one shot band that released their album in 1972 under the title Heavy Rock Spectacular. In 1999 the label Audio Archive released the album with the same tracks but a different cover (to be seen along with this review) as a reissue CD, a year later the label Black Widow released it with the original artwork and in 2003 the label Akarma released it as CD reissue in a mini LP gatefold sleeve. The eight melodic and dynamic compositions are Hammond organ drenched, the electric guitar is often distorted (fuzz) delivering some fiery soli but in general it is on the background. Bram Stoker their sound has elements from Atomic Rooster (Born to be free), ELP (Fast decay) and often Beggar's Opera, mainly due to the classical organ sound (for example Bach's Toccata In D-Fuga in Fast Decay and the long Fingal's Cave) and the pleasant vocals. The track Blitz has some Spanish flavored guitar undertones and sounds a bit dark. The final, horror-like song Poltergeist features floods of classical inspired organ.
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Specifications
Type: CD
Recorded: 1972
Release Date: 2015-10-05
Label: Talking Elephant
Country: Euro
Item No: TECD302
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Track List
01 Born to be free
02 Ants
03 Fast decay
04 Blitz
05 Idiot
06 Fingals cave
07 Extensive corrosion
08 Poltergeist
09 Collusion illusion
10 Scarborough fair
11 Queen of sheba
12 Faith healer
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