Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
We now at last get on to the music on this classic, brilliant album, starting of course with the tracks on that wonderful original LP:
Side 1 opens with the perfect blues rocker “My Sunday Feeling” (3.43 minutes). What an introduction to the band! There had been nothing like this before, nor has there been anything like this since. Ian Anderson’s unique flute and Mick Abraham’s guitar combine with Ian’s vocals to produce a fantastic, sleazy but up-beat romp. Just awesome.
Track 2 is a more conventional soft country blues thing called “Some Day The Sun Won’t Shine” (2.49 minutes). On this one, Ian and Mick share the vocals, harmonising throughout, and the whole thing is just lovely.
Track 3 is the hardest thing on the LP, a straight blues song called “Beggar’s Farm” (4.23 minutes), but with clear jazz influences. Ian’s vocals are masterful.
Track 4 is the celebrated “Move On Alone” (just 2.00 minutes), which is a Mick Abrahams song on which he is the sole vocalist. It was the harbinger of things to come of the softer songs of Blodwyn Pig. It is a gentle, lilting country blues, and of course has the infamous brass band backing, which makes the song pure joy to listen to.
More next time.