A little-known powerhouse of a band, Fusion Orchestra was one of the best of the many long-lost British groups that celebrated the new progressive sound of the early 1970s. Leader Jill Saward takes the reins as firmly as any male musician of her time and belts out a wail that could put some off, but her flute playing and contributions on synthesizer are of high quality and more than make up for any Ann Wilson-like hollering. And the band just rocks; Colin Dawson carves out tasteful and intelligent hard riffs on guitar, Sten Land fleshes things out on synth, guitar and horns, and Dave Bell & David Cowell are an ideal rhythm section. This, their only album, was easily trodden upon by the giant that prog had become by 1973. And that’s a real shame, because this record, quietly released in ’73 and a bit frayed at the edges, contains some of the most creative and distinct heavy progressive rock up to that point, and is a treasure seeker’s find from that all too brief era when the majority of British rock was, in one way or another, ‘progressive’.
LP – Fusion Orchestra – Skeleton In Armour – Capa Dupla
- Ano: 1973
- Formato: LP Capa Dupla Lacrado
- Quantidade de Músicas: 9
- Gênero: Rock
- Gravadora: Soundvision – 03527
- Origem: Alemanha