Running length
7 tracks
Running time
40:12

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 I Wanna Take You Higher 5:05 444
2 Pavane 5:20 516
3 No Time to Live 5:27 403
4 Maiden Voyage 4:57 437
5 Listen 9:28 29
6 Adagio Per Archi E Organo 3:29 329
7 Just You, Just Me 6:26 297

About this album

Brian Auger and his band outdo themselves on this extraordinary album, which boasts playing that is both passionate and of virtuoso caliber, and encompasses just the right repertory.
From the opening of the soaring rendition of “I Wanna Take You Higher” through the jazzy interpretation of Gabriel Fauré’s Pavane, the Albinoni-based “Adagio per Archi e Organo”, the impassioned rendition of Traffic’s “No Time to Live” (sung by lead guitarist Gary Boyle), and the smooth interpretation of Herbie Hancock’s “Maiden Voyage” (featuring some elegant lead playing by Boyle before Auger’s organ moves into the foreground) , Befour delivers superb musicianship, crossing the lines between and with touches of soul and even some lingering traces of .
The one fully experimental track, “Listen Here,” which was cut in a single take of 9 minutes and 22 seconds, is a hard, pounding piece driven by Boyle’s jagged lead guitar and showing off the band augmented by three additional drummers (Mickey Waller, Barry Reeves, and Colin Allen) and an extra bassist (Roger Sutton) — it reminds one somewhat of the kinds of experiments that The Nice sometimes attempted a lot less successfully.
“Just You and Me” is a worthy finale to the original album, a hard-rocking showcase for each of the players.
(The 2000 reissue by Disconforme includes a live cut, “Rain Forest Talking,” and a rough rehearsal take of Pavane, and is remastered in 24-bit digital audio.)

A “must listen” album.

Other releases

Listening Trend

903listeners all time
8,623scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Explore more

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

Top Listeners