England - Full Moon 51 - 12/11/00
In the early 70's, Canterbury in the UK was the birthplace of a number of
bands (eg, Gilgamesh, Hatfield & The North, National Health, etc.) that had
a unique jazz/rock sound full of surprisingly free-flowing format and a tad
of madness and creative spirit.
Gilgamesh was formed in 1972 by keyboardist/ composer Alan Gowen - the
creative spirit behind a number of other English bands of the time. This
amazing archival release features almost 60 minutes of unreleased recordings
by 3 different editions of the band from 1973-75, with 25 minutes of previously
unheard as well as much more fiery versions of many of the pieces from their
1st album! It includes a 16 page booklet jammed with lots of info on the band
and the "Canterbury spirit"... From the one and only Cuneiform Records that
manages to release nothing but the best.
Copyright © 2000 Stavros Moschopoulos