|1. TIME CAPTIVES|
|4. SUPERFICIAL ROADBLOCKS|
|6. SPIRIT OF JOY|
|7. COME ALIVE|
|1. SPIRIT OF JOY (SINGLE VERSION)|
|2. SLOW ROCK|
|3. TIME CAPTIVES (ALTERNATE VERSION)|
|4. CONCEPTION (ALTERNATE VERSION)|
|5. COME ALIVE (ALTERNATE VERSION)|
|6. SPIRIT OF JOY (BBC RADIO SESSION 1972)|
|7. SLOW ROCK (BBC RADIO SESSION 1972)|
|8. TRIANGLES (BBC RADIO SESSION 1972)|
BOOKLET WITH RESTORED ARTWORK, PHOTOS & LINER NOTES
ESOTERIC RECORDINGS are proud to announce the release of a newly remastered and expanded edition of "JOURNEY", the third and final album by ARTHUR BROWN's Psych / Space Rock outfit KINGDOM COME. Issued on Polydor in 1973, the album was co-produced by DAVE EDMUNDS and is arguably their most well known work. Touching on the musical territory of fellow travellers HAWKWIND, "Journey" was a masterwork and is now rightly regarded as a classic.
This newly remastered edition includes a bonus CD featuring 8 bonus tracks of rare single material, alternate mixes and three recordings from a BBC Radio One John Peel session from 1972. "Journey" joins a new re-mastered edition of "Kingdom Come" in the continuation of Esoteric's ARTHUR BROWN re-mastered series.
Arthur Brown is one of the most overlooked vocalist's in rock people tending to concent on his outrageous stage persona than on his great expressive voice.
'Journey' has all the elements of a great rock album, starting off with the tripped out Space Rock of the opening track ‘Time Captives’ that out Hawkwind’s Hawkwind at their own game.
The experimental, instrumental second track ‘Triangles’ uses only triangular guitar patterns that fascinated original producer Dennis Taylor before his own musical geometry had him jump ship to produce Dave Edmunds.
Both the epic ‘Gypsy’ and churchy sounding ‘Superficial Roadblocks’ contain fascinating vocal performances from Brown, further proof of just how good he is, while the electro ethnic drumbeat of the tribal ‘Conception’ is light years ahead of its time.
The ethnic spirit meets the galaxy on the melodic ‘Spirit Of Joy’, surly a missed chance of a hit single.
The shuffling chug of the original album’s closer again contains a priceless vocal from Brown and a masterful guitar solo from Andy Dalby.
Kingdom Come split not long after this recording the nucleus of the band going on to play with Kiki Dee ?
This is a great recording now enhanced with alternate takes and a couple of BBC sessions. Buy it and see what you’ve been missing all these years.
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