Now here's a band with some musical history! Formed by Paul Gurvitz, who earlier had a top 10 hit in Europe with the band Gun (Race with the Devil), who evolved into Three Man Army and Baker Gurvitz Army, with Ginger Baker of Cream. Other members include Brian Parrish, who formed the prog rock band Badger, keyboardist Tony Kaye of Yes, Mike Kellie of Spooky Tooth on drums, Rick Wills of Foreigner on bass, and Mickey Gallager on keys (Ian Drury). The latter three later became the nucleus of Peter Frampton's Camel. Top all of that off with the Beatles' producer George Martin laying down the string arrangements and layering the band's sound into a brilliant tapestry of music.
This CD was initially recorded in 1993 and was reissued in 2001. That is fortunate for those of us who missed it the first time around, for Paul Coletti has produced one of the finest recorded examples of viola playing to be found. Coupled with the sensitive and thoughtful piano playing of Leslie Howard, this makes for benchmark renditions of these musical gems. Hyperion's sound is gorgeous and perfectly balanced throughout. The listener is drawn into the music making, with all its expressive and tonal nuances.