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Free Beer® Nouveau Chapeau
The third and last FREE BEER album which was released on RCA had an all star line up of studio musicians assembled by producer Alan Lorber which included Wing's guitarist, Hugh McCracken; guitarist Steve Kahan; Will Lee, b... more »
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The third and last FREE BEER album which was released on RCA had an all star line up of studio musicians assembled by producer Alan Lorber which included Wing's guitarist, Hugh McCracken; guitarist Steve Kahan; Will Lee, bass; Chris Parker, drums; Ken Ascher, piano. Specially written songs for the album were "Queen of the Purple Sage", by singer/writer Lou Christie who sang background on the recording and "Time, Time, Time",which was written by Grammy winner and top-five Nashville songwriter, Hugh Prestwood. Currently Michael contines to record & perform with his group The Michael Packer Blues Band, and Sandy Alan recently released his first solo album.
A new band to my ears, and they are really good!
Charles - Music Lover | Phoenix, AZ, USA | 11/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I found the LP in a thrift shop recently. It has all of the songs as listed above. When the economy improves, I'm going to buy it on CD! Free Beer is a combination of folk rock and country, and the music is real smooth.
"Queen Of The Purple Sage" is one of the album's highlights. I read above that Lou Christie was a co-writer of the song (the album only credits Christie - Herbert), but there is no credit substantiating his singing background vocals on the tune. The lead vocal from band member Robert Caleb Potter is perfect.
"Nouveau Chapeau" is a great blend of original and cover songs ("Going Away" by Bruce "Utah" Phillips and "I've Just Seen A Face" by Lennon-McCartney also included). I'm really glad I took a chance on this one. It paid off."