Made In England

Artist: Atomic Rooster
Label: Elektra
Catalog#: EKS-75039
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1972-10
A1 Time Take My Life 6:05
A2 Stand By Me 3:48

Backing Vocals - Doris Troy
Backing Vocals - Liza Strike
Bass [Electric] - Bill Smith

A3 Little Bit Of Inner Air 2:40
A4 Don't Know What Went Wrong 3:58
A5 Never To Lose 3:17
B1 Breathless 5:15
B2 Space Cowboy 3:20
B3 People You Can't Trust 3:53
B4 All In Satan's Name 4:44
B5 Close Your Eyes 3:48

Drums, Congas, Timbales, Percussion - Rick Parnell
Engineer - David Henschell
Guitar [Electric], Guitar [12 String] - Steve Bolton
Organ [Hammond], Piano, Electric Piano, Synthesizer [A.r.p.] - Vincent Crane
Producer - Vincent Crane
Vocals - Chris Farlowe
Vocals - Rick Parnell


Recorded at Trident Studios, London

Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Rather than rest his fate on Vincent Crane's whim, vocalist Pete French took an offer to join Cactus after a US tour in early 1972. Undeterred, Crane called a very recently ex-Colosseum Chris Farlowe to join Atomic Rooster. The new band previewed material from the album on a particularly excellent set for the BBC in June, recorded at the Paris Theatre. The resulting Made in England album is again a strong effort, and one quite unique in the timeline. Here Crane ups the mixture of soul, something almost unheard of in progressive circles. The opening "Time Take My Life" is certainly funky, yet Crane's arrangements are positively progressive. "Stand By Me" and "People You Can't Trust" are great songs served straight up; the former as the album's single, while the latter with some cool wah-wah guitar from Steve Bolton. Of course, Farlowe has just the voice for the job, offering one of his best vocals efforts on record. The Rooster doesn't forget to get down and rock out either; "A Little Bit Of Inner Air" and "All In Satan's Name" display the heavier side of the band's previous works. Yet somehow or another, the album failed to chart, which must have been a major disappointment for them. Guitarist Johnny Mandala (actually John Goodsall of future Brand X fame) replaced Bolton for the follow-up Nice-N-Greasy (released in the US as IV). Another solid effort, it too failed to chart despite a decent single in "Save Me". After one final single, Crane would break up the band for the remainder of the decade.
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