Saturday, 27 May 2017
The Wind In The Willows - The Wind In The Willows 1968 (2000 Edsel Records) Flac & mp3
The Wind in the Willows was an American band which included Deborah Harry as a back-up vocalist. The band took its name from British writer Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows, a classic of children's literature.
The band's only album, the self-titled The Wind in the Willows (1968, Capitol Records LP2956), grazed the charts at #195. The band broke up shortly after failing to achieve commercial success or critical acclaim. The following year Artie Kornfeld, the producer of the album, went on to be the music producer of the Woodstock festival in 1969. Debbie Harry went on to join The Stillettoes in 1974 and other bands until subsequently achieving success in 1976 fronting the new wave band Blondie.
Wind in the Willows recorded a second album, which was never released. The whereabouts of the tapes are unknown. According to Cathay Che's biography on Harry, it has never surfaced, but Harry was said to have contributed more vocals than on the first album, as well as writing lyrics for a track entitled "Buried Treasure" on the second album.
The album is a mixture of light psychedelic pop and folk. It have some real good tracks on it but also some weaker tracks. It's with certainty better than its reputation in some music critics circles. By me 3 stars out of possible 5 stars....but you know...the only important rating is what you feel....
SB1 Flac part1 & Flac part2 - mp3@320