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  • Audio CD (21 July 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Repertoire Records
  • ASIN: B00JSDXDW2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 104,124 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Tears and Wine
2. The Gyspy
3. Bridge Passage
4. When My Mind Was Young
5. The Journey
6. Poser
7. Mary Clark
8. Wait Until Tomorrow
9. An Afterthought
10. Legend of Creation

Product Description

Reissue of the classic 1971 album, a great amalgam of hard, progressive rock, proto-metal, folk music & British blues

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By PRUGRUCKER(70) on 18 Sept. 2009
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This is one hell of a album, a masterclass of 70's heavy prog.

Just listen to the first track (TEARS AND WINE) Mind blowing awesome vocals, amazing organ, brill guitar, plus amazing song writing.
And that's just the first song do your brain a favour and buy.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. J. Harknett on 22 Feb. 2012
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Almost sounds like a different group altogether,very disapointing after having Sacrifice in my record collection since i can remember. One of my favourite records, jazzy rock with a satanic topic. Not to be confused with Black Sabbath who i like also but still worth a listen if you have never herd them before try the track on the Sacrifice CD Way To Power for starters, but give this record a miss IMO.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Won't find Satan there!! 11 April 2006
By T. Olson - Published on Amazon.com
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Awesome album by the originators of Black/Doom Metal. I own the 1989 Repertoire label release but all the songs remain the same. Not as dark as Sacrifice but equally as good. This came out around 1971 and I would compare it to Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Uriah Heep, Yes, and Jethro Tull. I highly reccomend this disc to anyone who loves early 70's Heavy/Progressive Rock.
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amazingly good for being a lost classic 15 April 2010
By B. E Jackson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
What's really cool about Black Widow's second album is that it actually doesn't sound like EITHER Black Sabbath or Jethro Tull, and furthermore, this band has actually developed their own style. Sacrifice and this album sound like nothing else out there.

Oh sure, some of the flute solos might remind you of Jethro Tull, and *maybe* some of the guitar playing will remind you of Black Sabbath from either their debut or Volume 4 album, but truthfully, Black Widow stands apart from the rest with their interesting blend of folk, hard rock, and just a touch of evil lyrics to give them a distinct sound.

"Tears and Wine" might recall "In Ancient Days" from their Sacrifice album, but only slightly (and for just a few moments in the beginning of the song). After that, you're treated to a very melodic, eerily quiet, and tastefully played keyboard jam, before the song breaks out into a *scorching hot* guitar jam. Imagine the guitar playing from Led Zeppelin's "How Many More Times" extended for twice as long and TWICE as heavy, and that might give you an idea what this particular guitar solo is like. I love it.

"Poser" has a funky rhythm that reminds me of a certain Allman Brothers song, however, the difference is that the Black Widow song has a really melodic flute jam that eventually breaks out into some tastefully played keyboard and guitar playing. A magnificent song, and because of how often I admire jams, this just might be my favorite song here.

It should be noted that what Black Widow was doing for this album is somewhat abandon their evil gimmick in favor of doing what they do best- write memorable half folk/half blues rock jams. I can't recall another band during this time period that attempted the same thing, or at least, not one with songwriting THIS good.

For most people "Mary Clark" is memorable for the lyrics, but for me personally, I haven't heard anything like the way the song is written. Okay, maybe (and this is somewhat of a stretch) Love's "All Alone Or" is written is a similar fashion with the quiet build-up in vocal delivery, but like I said, this is definitely a stretch. Either way, Alice Cooper may have been inspired by this song for all we know.

"Legend of Creation" contains more guitar and keyboard playing that leaves me speechless. An underrated band if there ever was one, Black Widow certainly had something good going back in the day, and this album in particular should be held in the same light as Sacrifice. I see no reason why time hasn't been so kind to this album as it has for Sacrifice when both albums are pretty similar (minus the scary gimmick for this outing).
Five Stars 12 July 2014
By Jane - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Great CD
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