DAVE GREENSLADE Cactus Choir

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DAVE GREENSLADE Cactus Choir

CD TRACKLISTING

1. Pedro’s Party
2. Gettysburg
3. Swings And Roundabouts-Time Takes My Time
4. Forever And Ever
5. Cactus Choir
6. Country Dance
7. Finale

BONUS TRACK
8. Gangsters

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GREENSLADE had split up in 1975 but DAVE GREENSLADE had already written in effect a new album of music and he was ready to make another album.

Assembling a cast of stellar musicians he recorded himself “Cactus Choir” which was released in 1976 to worldwide critical acclaim. Long out of print on vinyl this is the first CD release of the much sought after album.

Having written in 1974 the theme for a one off programme “Gangsters” Dave wrote the lyrics in 1976 for the theme tune for “Gangsters” BBC TV series and he got CHRIS FARLOWE to sing it which is included as a bonus track.

Chris Farlowe of course is lead singer with COLOSSEUM with who Dave is currently on tour.

MUSICIANS
DAVE GREENSLADE, TONY REEVES, SIMON PHILLIPS, STEVE GOULD, DAVE MARKEE, MICK GRABHAM, JOHN PERRY, BILL JACKMAN

Reviews

I found much to enjoy here: Pedro's Party's uplifting synth lead backed by lots of busy percussion, the broad array of keyboard sounds on the lively 'Swings & Roundabouts', the ponderous 'Forever & Ever' which utilises the gloriously rich sound of the mellotron for an exquisite background wash, the brisk up-and-at-'em attack of 'Country Dance', and the grand finale of 'Finale' which twists and turns through many settings and also features a full orchestra...it's a very good CD and I'm delighted to be able to fill a digital hole in my Greenslade collection.

Pipeline Magazine (November 2014)


As always, Angel Air has done a great job with this reissue of a long overlooked album in the discography of keyboard legend Dave Greenslade. Those into '70s keyboard dominated prog who didn't investigate this one after the breakup of the Greenslade band should definitely take advantage and do so now.

Sea Of Tranquility (October 2014)


 

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