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Brass Rock 1
Heaven
Brass Rock 1
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop, Rock
 
Heaven, a jazz rock group from Portsmouth, burst forth onto the British rock scene in 1970 when they appeared at the legendary Isle of Wight festival sharing a bill with The Who, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix et al. Making a stu...  more »

      
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All Artists: Heaven
Title: Brass Rock 1
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Esoteric
Release Date: 1/13/2008
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Style: House
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 5013929713024

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Heaven, a jazz rock group from Portsmouth, burst forth onto the British rock scene in 1970 when they appeared at the legendary Isle of Wight festival sharing a bill with The Who, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix et al. Making a stunning debut, the band (now managed by festival organiser Rikki Farr), soon secured a recording deal with CBS Records who signed the band for a large advance. The resulting double album "Brass Rock 1" appeared in 1971, adorned in a lavish fold-out sleeve. Well received critically, the album failed to achieve the expected success and Heaven soon disbanded, leaving behind a fine example of classic jazz rock. Officially released on CD for the first time, this Esoteric Recordings reissue is digitally remastered from the original master tapes and restores the artwork of the album in full.

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CD Reviews

Very Collectible
zphage | 08/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Another excellent Esoteric label reissue, which will make it very collectible.

Heaven were a 1971 British attempt at Chicago/Blood Sweat Tears horn rock. This is much rawer, much less song oriented than those two bands. This is much more free form with guitar riffs battling with horn riffs, and occasional vocals which are gruffly goofy. Definitely falls into late psych, early progressive in its exploration.

This is a decent album, and some may find it great. The original vinyl is very a elaborate double album, worth $$$. This reissue itself will be come valuable, a rare band, a rare album.

A great British Horn band would be The Greatest Show On Earth (yes, that is their real name) Check them out."