2-6-12 Time Machine 1972
Phonolog Reports – New Releases
Week of February 7, 1972
Caught my eye:
KEITH EMERSON & THE NICE (Mercury SRM2-6500)
“JAMMING WITH EDWARD” (Rolling Stones COC 39100) (LP/CD)
THE FREE DESIGN – One To One (Project 3 5061)
Mercury Records now try to cash-in on the Emerson, Lake & Palmer wave. For the 2nd release on the Rolling Stones label, we get a half-baked LP of jam sessions that aren’t quite up to the Stones usual standards – at least it’s a mid-line. EZ hits from Project 3’s Free Design.
Also of interest:
KING CURTIS – Everybody’s Talkin’ (Atco SD 33-385)
ISAAC HAYES – In The Beginning (Atlantic SD 1599)
MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND (Polydor 24-5215)
TONY MOTTOLA – Superstar Guitar (Project 3 5062) (LP)
Rockin’ instrumental R&B from King Curtis. Atlantic trys to cash-in on the current success of Isaac Hayes (who is now signed to indie Enterprise). Manfred Mann transmogrifies yet again. EZ hits from Project 3’s guitar maestro.
MOUTH & MacNEAL – How Do You Do (Philips 40715)
GORDON HASKELL – Sitting By The Fire b/w No Meaning (Atco 6869)
IAN MATTHEWS – Da Doo Ron Ron b/w House of Un-American Activity Blues (Vertigo 103)
SANTANA – No One To Depend On b/w Taboo (Columbia 4-45552)
Annoying AM hit from Dutch act Mouth & MacNeal; single from “It Is & It Isn’t” by former King Crimson bassist / vocalist Gordon Haskell (both songs are on the album); a single from the 2nd U.S. Vertigo LP by Ian Matthews (“Tigers Will Survive” – B-Side is a Richard Farina song!); Santana cover a jazz song and get a decent radio hit with it.