In Hearing Of
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In Hearing Of

24 Aug 2010

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  Song Title
Break the Ice
Decision / Indecision
A Spoonful of Bromide Helps the Pulse Rate Go Down
Black Snake
Head In the Sky
The Rock
The Price
Devil's Answer
Breakthrough (Live)
Stand By Me (Live)
People You Can't Trust (Live)
All In Satan's Name (Live)
Devil's Answer (Live)

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 24 Aug 2010
  • Label: Akarma
  • Copyright: (c) Akarma
  • Total Length: 1:10:05
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,238 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars classic rooster 5 April 2008
Format:Audio CD
Bought this album back in 71 and appeared to be in the minority who rated this highly at the time. 37 years later and my love of this album remains undiminished. Its one of a kind and in my opinion Rooster's best album, and can only assume it didn't receive greater recognition as it doesn't conveniently fall into any specific genre of music.
It's Heavy...but not the heaviest.
It's got Soul....but it ain't James Brown.
It Rocks....but it ain't Elvis.
You get my drift. But that doesn't mean it's not the best.
It's the best heavy soul rock album by the best (and probably only) british heavy soul rock band, and who could ask for more than that?
Whilst many rock albums of this era gave into excess and stereotypical lyrics (ELP and Deep Purple) Rooster played it relatively straight forward, with lyrics often relating directly to Crane's unfortunate tortured mental state, and for this reason is as relevant today as it was 37 years ago. The musicanship from all the band is superb, and Peter French is an overlooked treasure as a vocalist.If your looking for a classic 70's British rock album...then this is the place to start.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars In praise of 25 Sep 2006
Format:Audio CD
Atomic Rooster's preparation for their third album included the departure of two band members, so they did well to produce something as accomplished and dynamic as this. In came lead singer Pete French from Leafhound, guitarist Steve Bolton and drummer Ric Parnell. Previously, guitarist John Cann had handled vocals.

'Breakthrough' is a lively opener, but almost seems like a warm-up for the two outstanding tracks which follow, 'Break The Ice' and 'Decision/Indecision'. These and my favourite, 'Head In The Sky' suggest that this line-up are at their best as an uptempo unit in which Vince Crane's keyboards provide most of the colour without being over-dominant. 'Black Snake' is also superb, an insidious, twisting song which French struggles with at times. Nevertheless, 'In Hearing Of' is a near classic from a band worthy of greater recognition.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars High volts from the deep vaults 8 Aug 2004
By Patrick Neylan VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Does anyone remember Atomic Rooster? One-click shopping lacks the excitement of rooting around grubby second-hand shops in back alleys, but at least gems like this become more widely available.

The fashion for the blues in the early 1970s (when the English still believed - often rightly - that they played it better than anyone) meant that albums like this could at least get a release, even if they didn't sell shedloads.

Here the rocking artistry of Vince Crane's keyboards get their best outing since 'The Crazy World of Arthur Brown'. There's plenty of pace and, unusually for the period, the musicians demonstrate their skill without it getting in the way of the music. If you have sympathy with 1970s rock, this album is worth having. It's seldom amazing and is very much of its time, but it has some stunning moments and has stood the test of time well.

Stand-out tracks are the rattling instrumental 'Bromide', the simple rocker 'Head In The Sky' and above all Vince Crane's eerie, laid-back 'Black Snake'.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does This Hold Up? Oh, Yes. 13 April 2009
Format:Audio CD
Like most people commenting here, I'm old enough to remember when this was released on vinyl, and was a fan at the time. I saw them tour this material, but only after the replacement of Hammond and Cann by Parnell and Bolton. On the whole, this is the best Atomic Rooster album, thogh "Death Walks Behind You" gives it some competition. The best testamonial is perhaps the reaction of my then-3-year-old son. When I first recieved this remastered and extended CD, the first track I put on was the added BBC recording of "Breakthrough". With no prompting whatever on my part, he stopped playing and started dancing wildly until the song was over, then asked to hear it again. It's got that kind of drive.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing release from the British rockers 6 Sep 2011
Format:Audio CD
Third Album from 1971 from British band Atomic Rooster.
There were so many line up changes, it's difficult to know who was actually playing in the band, at the time of production.
I think Rooster were at their best when they performed their brand of 70's British rock, evident on this release with "Head In The Sky" and "Break The Ice", displaying a dual attack of fuzzed up guitar and fast paced keyboards.
There are usually two things I dislike on albums; Instrumentals and Bonus Tracks (usually songs that were not considered good enough in the first place).
However, this release, features two excellent instrumentals, namely, "A Spoonful Of Bromide" and "The Rock", both again, with a guitar/keyboard riff attack, similar to early 70's Deep Purple.
Great guitar work from John Cann and also, a worthy mention for Paul Hammond behind the drum kit.
Also, on this release, you get three bonus tracks and surprisingly, they are very good quality.
"Devil's Answer" is the US version, which has the backing brass section and two live songs, which really show the quality of musicianship.
The live songs come from a BBC In Concert session, recorded in Paris from 1972, when Chris Farlowe was on vocals and Steve Bolton on guitar. It's heavier than the studio recordings and man, these guys can play.
Very enjoyable and a pity they folded so early on in their career.
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