On Lunch from the House on the Hill
BAMc | KCMO | 04/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Audience was a terrific band from the end of the sixties genre (early seventies). House on the Hill and Lunch are some of the greatest albums from this period. Audience was somewhat like Jethro Tull, but very unique in their sound. Both albums contain great music and lyrics. Your Not Smiling, Indian Summer, Nancy, on Hill and Stand By the Door, Ain't the Man You Need, Trombone Gulch and Buy Me an Island, on Lunch. Also on Lunch the song, In Accord, is a great-intertwined tale of love and music.If you like classic rock music then this album, like House on the Hill, is worth buying. It is nice to read the other reviewers comments and to know that I was not alone in my enjoyment of Audience's music. As stated in HotH review, I wish someone would / could build a web site on Audience like they have done for Wishbone Ash. Does anyone from the Elektra Records label know what happen to the band's members?"
More eclectic and acoustic than a House on the Hill
S M | 08/16/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Compared to House on the Hill this has less pop/Roxy Music overtones to itIt is more eclectic in a Gryphon/Gentle Giant manner with a strong dose of Jethro Tull/Sensational Alex Harvey band sense of humour.Quality stuff and unlike House on the Hill, a recording not found in even most specialist shops that cater to non-commercial musicWould get 7/10 when compared to the best recordings of groups mentioned above"
Daring to be themselves
Aldo Locascio | Desert, in the 'dry' rain | 04/25/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Audience had their own sound which reached fruition on this album. No they are not "like" Tull or Gentle Giant. They do share the same genre and similar technology, but Audience had a voice that was more complex and about ALL feelings not just love or fear. Listen deeply there's a lot more to hear than Ian Anderson's precocious whine or Gentle Giant's complex machinations."