Founder member and drummer of The Moody Blues, Graeme Edge recorded his second classic album in 1976 whilst the Moody Blues were on a sabbatical. Teaming up with Adrian and Paul Gurvitz, Edge followed on from his debut solo album Kick Off Your Muddy Boots (also released by Esoteric Recordings this month) with another fine effort, leading some to cite his two solo albums as the finest solo album by any Moody Blues member of the 1970's.
Founder member and drummer of The Moody Blues, Graeme Edge recorded this classic album in 1975 whilst the Moody Blues were on a sabbatical. Teaming up with Adrian and Paul Gurvitz as the core of his band, Kick Off Your Muddy Boots was a fine effort (cited by some as the finest solo album by any Moody Blues member of the 1970's) and featured a guest appearance by ginger baker on the song Gew Janna Woman. Unavailable on CD for many years, this Esoteric Recordings release has been re-mastered from the original master tapes and includes the non-album track We Like To Do It (issued as a single in 1975) as a bonus track.
Graeme Edge was the drummer in The Moody Blues. Surprisingly (as he wasn't in the same vein as the Gurvitz brothers), they teamed to develop a couple of superb albums…
I start to review the Graeme Allwright discography. For me has been a pleasant surprise to discover thanks to the generosity of polux, who has sent me the most relevant LPs of his discography.
If you like Leonard Cohen, Graeme Allwright have to like it. In fact, Graeme Allwright devotes a full LP playing Cohen (personally, I think are great interpretations of Cohen, just listen "L'Etranger".)
Released in 1969, just eight months after "In Search of the Lost Chord", "Threshold" continues the Moody Blues's journey as cosmic seekers but in a less exotic manner. Here, Justin Hayward packs away the sitar and the band has swept most of the mystical and Eastern influences under the Kilim rug, replacing them with a science-fictional search for meaning and futuristic production methods. As on two earlier albums, Graeme Edge regales listeners with esoteric poetry, this time adding a whimsical, ironic edge to his ponderous verse. The songs have also undergone a similar overhaul, allowing the band's talent for melody to overcome the psychedelic whirls that embellished the earlier albums.