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Eire Apparent
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Eire Apparent
Title: Sunrise
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: One Way Records Inc
Release Date: 1/12/1993
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 046632773424, 5023224119926

CD Reviews

Sunrise on sunny psychedelic day
Hector G. Capote | Miami, Fl United States | 08/02/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Before U2, and Thin Lizzy there was the Eire Apparent from Ireland they got started by touring with the famous Monkeess Jimi Hendrix Tour. Jimi took them under his wing and produced their album and sings background in the song Mr. Guy Fawkes. they had help from Soft Machine drummer and singer Robert Wyatt and Noel Redding bass player for The Exprience. Wow what a group of mixed style but the album is mostly pop but awesome psychedelic. The influence of Jimi is apparent in some guitar playing their alot of acoutic guitar in the background. Stand out track are Mr. Guy Fawkes , Got to get away, Morning Glory, Captive in the sun, 1026(very nice) the singer has a very orig. voice.Get it before it's out of print remeber it's oneway records.If you dig this then check out and listen to The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test on Thrus midnight 2 2am est time hosted by me Corneluis Capote"
Hendrix plays on over half of album!!
Hector G. Capote | 12/31/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Jimi produced thgis LP in 10/68 *and* added guitar to Captive in the Sun, Morning Glory, The Clown, Let Me Stay, Mr. Guy Fawks, Magic Carpet, Someone is Sure to Want You, and Yes I Need Someone. Chris"
Cool Psychedelic Pop Album Produced By Hendrix!
Chappa | Olympus Mons, Mars | 06/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Eire Apparent was a band from Northern Ireland and formed in 1967 with founding members Ernie Harold Graham (vocals), Eric Christopher Stewart (bass), William David Lutton (drums) and Henry McCullough on guitar. As 1968 rolled along, original guitarist McCullough was replaced by Michael Charles Cox and this is the line-up that recorded the album "Sunrise" in October of the same year at Hollywood's TTG Studios with Jimi Hendrix producing who also ended up contributing lead guitar to nine out of the eleven songs included!

While Hendrix's music leaned towards more blues/R&B based psychedelic sounds, this group's preferred style was also psychedelic but much more pop sounding. If you liked Noel Redding's compositions with the Experience "She's So Fine" and "Little Miss Strange", then you'll love this album. Those two songs are a good example of the style featured throughout the LP, for example, the up-tempo "Someone Is Sure To (Want You)" which is very pop sounding but with Hendrix's noticeable lead guitar on top. The opening number "Yes I Need Someone" is actually my least favorite tune with a good chorus and some strange lead guitar phrasings from Hendrix but it is eclipsed by the superior material that follows! The longest composition is the more prog-rock sounding "Mr. Guy Fawkes", clocking at about 5:50. It uses haunting chord progressions for its verse and chorus plus an inventive string/horn arrangement. In the middle, after what sounds like an explosion Hendrix comes in to play a cool harmonized lead guitar pattern. This is definitely one of the album's strongest cuts! In a similar vein is the other five-minute composition "Captive In The Sun" that also includes an interesting string accompaniment with the piano being the main instrument. In the middle there's another cool solo from Hendrix using the wah wah pedal. However not all songs are psychedelic as evidenced by "Rock 'N Roll Band" where Hendrix delivers some mean bluesy licks throughout! Track number three "The Clown" is interesting too featuring some background vocals from Experince bassist Noel Redding in the chorus but the best is saved for last: right before its conclusion Hendrix attempts to mimic the sound of laughter with the guitar! It came out pretty well! Another favorite of mine is the haunting, up-tempo "Morning Glory" with more minor-based chords plus the usual soloing from Hendrix on top. The chorus melody in "Magic Carpet" has a slight oldies feel to it; a song made better by Hendrix's wah wah overdubs! "Let Me Stay" is another pop-sounding tune but here, Hendrix's lead guitar is more prominent with multiple overdubs.
The two remaining songs do not feature Hendrix's playing: "Got To Get Away" (Cox plays lead guitar) and the LP's closing all acoustic "1026" that also includes some word-less chanting. Very nice exit!

If you like psychedelic pop from the 60's then this is for you. Also, fans of Hendrix should definitely check this out too. This is a good chance to hear him play lead guitar over some much more pop sounding material than his own!
Thanks for taking the time to read!