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One of a Kind [Import]

Bill Bruford, Bruford Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (31 Aug 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Eg
  • ASIN: B000003S15
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 225,821 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Hell's Bells
2. One Of A Kind-Part One
3. One Of A Kind-Part Two
4. Travels With Myself-And Someone Else
5. Fainting In Coils
6. Five G
7. The Abingdon Chasp
8. Forever Until Sunday
9. The Sahara Of Snow-Part One
10. The Sahara Of Snow-Part Two

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The album title says it all! 18 April 2005
By Dr. D. B. Sillars VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
After Bruford's debut solo album and then a stint with UK, his attention turned to forming his own band. With the core team that appeared on "Feels Good to Me", this debut band album was less jazzy, but explored some of the more fusion type instrumental ideas that the first UK album delved into, leaving Jobson and Wetton to wallow in the more pomp rock aspects.
In some ways "One of a Kind" owes more to National Health than UK. The opening track "Hells Bells" is a stormer, with Dave Stewart belting out bubbling synth lead lines. "Fainting in Coils" hints at the Hatfield and the North sense of humour with Bruford himself reading from Lewis Carroll. The part of Alice is read by the future Mrs Brian Eno! "The Abingdon Chasp" is a gorgeous Allan Holdsworth piece. The final two tracks "Forever Until Sunday" and "The Sahara of Snow" were originally played by UK. In fact Eddie Jobson guests on violin on the former, which on the original album was uncredited, Jobson not wishing to confuse past and present UK. Now he is at last credited in the sleeve notes. This CD version is rounded out by an excellent bonus track, "Manacles". This live track may lack sonic fidelity (i.e. it is of bootleg quality) but more than makes up for that in a superbly typical fuzzy organ solo by Dave Stewart.
"One of a Kind" is an exceptional album from an exceptional band. Freed by the band politics of UK, Bruford and team mates really stretch out and enjoy what they are doing here. It's a pity that the line-up didn't last long. Allan Holdsworth left soon after the recording of the album to be replaced by John Clark who features on the bonus track and on the following, final studio album "Gradually Going Tornado".
It's good that Bill Bruford is making his back catalogue widely available. On the strength of "One of a Kind", this album is very special and should be considered alongside the very best fusion and instrumental rock that was being produced back in the late 70's.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bill Bruford 25 Sep 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Bill Bruford was a founding member of Yes through the years 1968-1972, and whilst with the band recorded five albums, each of which was more successful than its predecessor. When Bill left Yes in 1972 following the release of "Close To the Edge", there were those who concluded that he'd taken leave of his senses.
But it proved an astute musical move. As King Crimson's enigmatic leader Robert Fripp decided to split the band after three tumultuous albums and move on to other projects, Bill moved to playing countless sessions, and was also briefly a member of the bands National Health, Gong and, more famously, Genesis, where he played alongside Phil Collins, who had just stepped up to the microphone following the departure of Peter Gabriel. Bill was the drummer in the live Genesis situation and was with the band for the majority of 1976 while the band toured their album "A Trick of the Tail".
Bill recorded his debut album as a leader in 1978-- "Feels Good To Me", but it wasn't until the conclusion of an 18-month spell with the band UK that his vision of a more permanent outfit bore fruit. Joining Bill and guitarist Allan Holdsworth in "Bruford" was bassist Jeff Berlin and keyboardist Dave Stewart, both of whom had also made key musical contributions to Feels Good to Me.
Key tracks on One of a Kind include Hell's Bells, Fainting In Coils and Five G.
This re-issue of "One of a Kind" has been re-mastered, and includes a previously unreleased bonus track-- "Manacles".
As with all the albums in the Winterfold series of releases, "One Of A Kind" comes re-packaged with a bonus disc containing music from the contrasting Summerfold catalogue and an exclusive interview with Bill Bruford.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I bought this when it first came out and it still sounds fresh now all these years later.
This album completely redefined jazz rock and gave it a British sound, free from the excessess of the American jazz rock scene.
Holdsworth's guitar sound inspired a generation to rediscover the joys of the 'wangy bar', Jeff Berlin proved himself to be one of the most underestimated exponents of the bass guitar the other side of the millenium and Dave Stewart has his finest hour.
You must give this one a try!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly the Apex of British Fusion 24 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
Here the term Bruford refers to the band, not the drummer! It's truly a band effort, every member a world-class figure of that era and since. One Of A Kind took British jazz-rock fusion to a level of excellence in composition and performance never equalled since. The chemistry is just amazing - Bruford's skewed beats, Dave L. Stewart's tasteful splashes of melody and inventive harmony (not to mention highly original atmospheric textures), nicely compliment the athletic bass work of 'wunderkind' Jeff Berlin and simply awesome guitar-playing of Allan Holdsworth (England's finest electric guitarist ever), whose fret board soars with the fluidity of John Coltrane's sax. I'm still listening to this album 25 years on. So are many other people! Each piece is meticulously structured and arranged - a masterpiece (THE masterpiece?) of the genre.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars thankyou amazon 1 Aug 2004
Format:Audio CD
been searching for a copy of this amazing album for years ...it has stood the test of time! it is the best example of an ageless classic of british jazz/fusion. Bill B. is the real driving force behind his band with his old roto toms. Dave Stewart (the other one is not in this guy's league) is totally underrated and possibly under used over the last 20 yrs. as a master of the added note or 4...jeff berlin is awesome on bass (mark king is not god)...alan holdsworth is superb, however his guitar sound can be slighly personal and therefore a little irritating at times, although that is my only slight criticism...so glad to listen to it over and over after all this time.
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