1. Higher And Higher
RUNNING MAN had their one and only album release during 1972 and its rareness has guaranteed it a place in the Record Collector Rare Record Price Guide at £110 per copy! Now released on CD for the first time with a bonus track.
The remastering and artwork has been overseen by RAY RUSSELL.
Ray has an illustrious career that has him starting his career at age 15 with JOHN BARRY SEVEN then GRAHAM BOND ORGANISATION, GEORGIE FAME moving onto the “celebrity circuit” of Cat Stevens to Bee Gees to Art Garfunkel. Now running his own commercial music company Ray’s compositions graces hit shows such as “Bergerac”, “Touch Of Frost” to “Survival”
RAY RUSSELL, ALAN GREED, ALAN RUSHTON, HARRY BECKETT
With more credits to his CV than most can dream of, Russell can play most styles. This set is more toned down yet more solid than Running Man. It’s a fine slice of mid 70s rock/pop, with some decent tunes along the way. There’s even a hint of reggae in the moving “All The Fallen Teen-Angels”.
Although much of the booklet replicates that of Running Man (well, Russell’s biog was pretty similar at the time), with four bonus tracks it’s a good package and for fans very welcome on CD. ***
Joe Geesin, www.getreadytorock.com (April 2005)
...offers a rather interesting take on progressive rock, extending blues-rock into jazz regions...The recording is driven by a truly hard rocking section...
www.maelstrom.nu (June 2005)
...With some long tracks the music seems to drift off in an improvised jazz/blues direction but keeps sounding interesting as the fast tempo help it along.
Classic Rock Society (July 2005)
...there are some startling moments - as instanced by the tricky tom-tom rataplans that kick off Another...
Record Collector (August 2005)
...emerges deliberately unfocused, defiantly experimental and, in its own dizzying way, a grandiloquent excursion into the deepest recesses of early Seventies rock
Goldmine (July 2005)
This is a typical early Seventies album, with one foot in the blues...
Feedback (August 2005)
...the music is raw and superb, a crossover between rock and jazz in the finest traditions of Brian Auger, Patto or If...Don't miss this one!
Phil Jackson, Acid Dragon # 49