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Edgar Winter Group With Rick Derringer
Genres: Pop, Rock
First time on CD reissue of the classic 1975 album from Blues/Rock keyboardist Edgar Winter and his band featuring the astounding guitar playing of Rick Derringer. This album reached #124 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart ... more »
First time on CD reissue of the classic 1975 album from Blues/Rock keyboardist Edgar Winter and his band featuring the astounding guitar playing of Rick Derringer. This album reached #124 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart on its year of release. 13 tracks including 'Diamond Eyes' and 'Paradise'. Wounded Bird. 2007.
Unearth a gem from 1975
Pans Labyrinth | 01/08/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Edgar Winter Group with Rick Derringer...now there's a title for the ages. If anyone knows their Winter History, Rick Derringer helped write, produce, and play on many of (Johnny and Edgar) Winter albums of the early - to - mid 70's. But back to this album, this is just a fun, party rock record. You know it's a party if Derringer is listed on the album...Johnny Winter played the blues, Edgar played the jazz, and when Derringer worked with each brother seperately (and together, on Johnny and Edgar Winter Live 'Together') he brought in the rock (and party). I wouldn't call this album as essential or a masterpiece, but any fan of mid 70's rock, or of Edgar, Johnny, or Rick should definitely pick up. This is a no frills release."
FINALLY on Compact Disc!
R. J. Marques | Scottsdale, AZ United States | 07/05/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am so happy to FINALLY see this released on CD! This album was one of my recommendations to Wounded Bird records after they re-released 1979's "The Edgar Winter Album" and 1981's "Standing On Rock". I note the other review of this album here calls it the "Swan Song" for the Edgar Winter Group - perhaps in name only.
Edgar's further releases, such as 1975's "Jasmine Nightdreams" also included Dan Hartman, Chuck Ruff & Rick Derringer, not to mention performances from his brother Johnny, but it was released as an Edgar Winter album, not The Edgar Winter Group. Following this album, he released albums as a solo artist.
This album was an excellent release. I don't agree that it's not on the same par with 'They Only Come Out At Night' and 'Shock Treatment', it's a completely type of album, different styles of music and writing and non-conceptual.
There are several great tunes on this album, including "Cool Dance", "People Music" [a staple of Edgar's], "Nothing Good Comes Easy", "Paradise/Sides", "Diamond Eyes", and the de rigueur synthesizer-based instrumental "Chainsaw".
I have ordered this already from Wounded Bird and am anxious to check out their remastering job. They did an INCREDIBLE job with The Edgar Winter Album and Standing on Rock. I've purchased several copies of this album on vinyl, but it does not transfer well to CD.
If you love the music of Edgar Winter, you will love this album. It was a bit overlooked upon its release. He wound up releasing two albums in 1975, this one, and "Jasmine Nightdreams", which is an absolute STELLAR album. If you enjoy the talent and virtuosity of Edgar Winter, this album definitely has a place in your collection."
Not One of Their Better Efforts
Pat Lamorgese | New Jersey | 03/07/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"As a long time Edgar Winter fan, this was one of the few missing from my collection. Edgar's a multi intrumental star with a wonderful voice, who wails on sax, keys and assorted percussion. Chuck Ruff was a steady drummer, and Dan Hartman and Rick Derringer share bass, guitar, synthesizer roles on this. However, althought the supporting cast is pretty much the same as the previous releases ("They Only Come Out at Night" and "Shock Treatment") minus Ronnie Montrose on guitar who had left to form his own band, there is little from a songwriting perspective that is memorable. Take three great singers who are multi-instrumental stars and usually the outcome is more memorable. I recommend the earlier Edgar releases for a new listener."