Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Tempest / Living in Fear
Genres: Jazz, Rock, Metal
Reissue of the second & final album by jazz rock group formed by Colosseum members John Hiseman & Mick Clarke after the demise of that band. Contains all of the cuts from when the Bronze label originally issued the record... more »
Reissue of the second & final album by jazz rock group formed by Colosseum members John Hiseman & Mick Clarke after the demise of that band. Contains all of the cuts from when the Bronze label originally issued the record in 1974, including 'Stargazer', 'Dance To My Tune' and 'Paperback Writer'. Eight tracks total. Also features the original cover art. 1999 release.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow, this album was a great surprise, with amazing guitar from Ollie Halsall. I got this record because I kept hearing Ollie's named mentioned alongside Holdsworth. Now I know why! I don't know who influenced whom, but Ollie could have sure given Holdsworth a run for his money, back in the day. Sometimes the similarity is amazing. With his singing and energetic attitude, Ollie really stands out. As a Tempest album, I like this even more than the debut w/Holdsworth, with better production, singing, songs, and plenty of great guitar work. What a find. Now I guess I have start trying to find other records Ollie Halsall played on..."
Holy Mackerel, this rocks!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great 70's rock album.
The reissue liner notes discuss the idea that even riff-masters like Jimmy Page of Led Zepplin were influenced by some of the riffs and ideas on this album.
Guitarist Ollie Halsall played alongside renowned guitarist Allan Holdsworth in an earlier version of this band. This record is a treasure of great rock guitar playing in a classic progressive rock style. Also check Halsall's work with group Patto, especially the record, "Hold Your Fire""
Little-known guitar god
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This brilliant '70s progressive pop band still sounds fresh. Great tunes, brilliant playing. Check out the late, great guitarist (and here vocalist/keyboardist, as well) Ollie Halsall, who was one of the truly remarkable unsung heroes of prog rock. Look for his albums with Patto and Kevin Ayers (particularly "June 1, 1974")."