Black Bonzo - Lady of the Light
Imported from Sweden by Listening Post Music
"We Are Soldiers of Music, We Love to Create Not to Destroy."
Vintage sounds and equally brilliant compositions on this album suggest that Lady Of The Light is actually a 2004 album and not a 1972 release. It's like a step into the glorious past with influences as diverse as Deep Purple, Queen, Kaipa, Wishbone Ash, Uriah Heep, King Crimson (1st album), very early Camel, and a vastly improved (in my opinion) Moody Blues. Fantastic Mellotron and organ. Classic progressive rock ( Brave Young Soldier, These Are Days of Sorrow, Sirens, Where The River Meets The Sea ), top notch rock ( New Day, Freedom ) and a combination of both ( Fantasy World, Leave Your Burdens, Lady Of The Light ) are what this album is all about. I'm trying desperately hard to decide if the music sounds dated. It is dated if for no other reason than the use of vintage instruments or sounds and, as I have already stated, the album could have been released some 30 years ago. On the other hand, the compositions are fresh and old so and so's like me know only too well that good music remains good music regardless of age (or in this instance, perceived age). Interestingly, MTV are to use snippets of Lady Of The Light in some of their forthcoming trailers so draw your own conclusions. This is not neo prog by any extent of the imagination. This is music for those of us who have always like decent music and who can remember the days when rock was either serious or pop and the term progressive was in its infancy even if the music wasn't.
70s Pomp and progressive rock with resemblances to A.C.T mixed with early
Kansas and Queen but they are not as good though (what is?) but still
a very interesting album.
They began to look for a new drummer, which turned out to be more of a hassle then anticipated. For a period of two month, many different drummers tried out, but none was found.
Now without a drummer, and a bunch of great new songs that needed to be rehearsed and arranged.
It was time for a new approach.
Changing the lineup within the band was so simple it just seemed stupid.
After a short talk re whom should play what?
Black Bonzo WAS BORN.
Magnus Lindgren vocals
Mike Israelsson on drums. Which came naturally
Nicklas Alund on keys, whom wasn't a stranger to this instrument.
Patrick Leandersson on bass
Joakim Karlsson on guitars
Imported from Sweden by Listening-Post.com
Price - $17.00