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Red Sea

Warhorse Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (22 Oct 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Repertoire Records
  • ASIN: B0091THZ2M
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,252 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Red Sea
2. Back In Time
3. Confident But Wrong
4. Feeling Better
5. Sybilla
6. Mouthpiece
7. I (Who Have Nothing)
8. Ritual (Live version)
9. Bad Time (demo)
10. She Was My Friend (demo)
11. Gypsy Dancer (demo)
12. House Of Dolls (demo)
13. Standing Right Behind You (demo)

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Red Sea was the second album by Warhorse, the band formed by former Deep Purple bass player Nick Simper. He had left his old group in 1969 and set up Warhorse with Ged Peck on guitar and Mac Poole - a mate of John Bonham - on drums. With Ashley Holt on vocals, the band proved a solid rock outfit and they released their debut Warhorse on Vertigo in 1970. Red Sea is truly a long lost classic. It features Pete Parks, formerly of Black August on lead guitar, having replaced Ged Peck. It originally came out in 1972 and proved to be their final release for Vertigo. The band underwent several personnel changes before finally breaking up. Among the original seven LP tracks is a stunning version of Shirley Bassey's hit I (Who Have Nothing) , as well as the title song, and such surging rockers as Back In Time and Feeling Better . This is expanded with a further 6 tracks, including a live track and 5 rare demo recordings. Time to re-discover this excellent, underrated band!

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Simper saddles up after Purple passage 26 Nov 2006
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Bassist Nick Simper saddled up this rock act in 1970 after succumbing to the

revolving door that was Deep Purple's 'human resources' dept. Landing a deal

with the hip Vertigo label, the band got straight in and recorded an

eponymous debut (also available on Angel Air) followed by 'Red Sea' the

following year. Akin to Simper's old band and fellow label mates Uriah Heep,

with a dash of Black Widow thrown in for good measure, the set features

self-penned compositions - offset somewhat bizarrely by a cover of Shirley

Bassey's 'I (Who Have Nothing)' - in a heady organ-fuelled brew with

stabbing guitar work and strong, melodramatic vocals from Ashley Holt,

stoked nicely by drummer Mac Poole (who gets a solo in, the lad!). Hurried

production is the only carp, the inference being that the label had lost

interest in what it perhaps saw as a mid-ranker. This was more than

suggestive when Vertigo dropped the band in 1973. Undettered, Warhorse

returned to the studio, cut demos of new material, and touted them round the

labels. But when a few of the boys (quislings) abandoned him for Rick

Wakeman's band the following year, Simper was tying the act up outside the

knacker's yard. A period piece, redolent of rock of the day, with those last

demos and a live track amongst six bonuses, this is an enjoyable and

nostalgic canter back to hard rock heyday.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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From the opening, this album displays some superb craftsmanship. The highlight of the album has to be Back in Time, with it's hard, angry vocal work and some brilliant guitar work from Pete Parks. There is also a surprisingly good version of Shirley Basseys's showstopper 'I (who have nothing)'. What slows the album down though is the extended drum solo 'Mouthpiece'. In my opinion, drum solos should be kept for live gigs only. Saying that though, the rest of the album rocks at a furious pace and is well worth investing in from all fans of early hard rock. If you like the Zeppelins, Purples, Heeps, and Sabbaths of this world, then you will almost certainly love Warhorse. Try it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Overlooked classic 28 Jan 2013
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Warhorse were the band set up by Nick Simper after he left the original line up of Deep Purple and despite the liner notes proclaiming a whole new musical direction, it is more of the same, one part is the same as the extended Mandrake Root that Purple used to do live.

Originally released as a swirl label Vertigo lp it is very much a collector's item now.

This cd contains extra tracks from this overlooked band.
Well worth the money.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Purple sea 20 Jan 2003
By Phil On - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
For those who like me just love the 70's hard rock period, WARHORSE is one of those second base bands worth knowing.
If you're a lil bit into DEEP PURPLE's history, you'll know that WARHORSE was formed around NICK SIMPER after he left DP late 1969.It is impossible not to make a comparaison between the two bands, not only because of Simper's presence but also because of the type of music, the same type of line-up(lead singer, lead guitarist, Hammond keyboardist, bass and drums) and the similarity between the lead singers(hard, powerful, warm and screamy).
Of course WARHORSE never released tracks as powerfull as SPEED KING or HIGHWAY STAR but went for songs like BIRD HAS FLOWN, WHY DIDN'T ROSEMARY and definitely WRING THAT NECK(this incredibly groovy bass line is re-used on more than one occasion on both albums) from DP's Mark I.
Both WARHORSE 's albums are very good but remain in the shadow of the giant Purple for both quality of the compositions and musicians skills.
Hard Rythm and blues, long guitar and keyboards solos, solid bass lines, WARHORSE proposes excellent 70's tunes.
This CD features some LIVE versions which I would be curious to hear but unfortunatelly they don't appear on the edition I own, also this CD is not a Best of...it is RED SEA , their second and last release.
Too bad WARHORSE only made two records, I'm sure that with a little bit of perseverence they could have been a serious rival to Uriah Heep.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Second 3 Sep 2000
By Chris Gerbig - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Peter Parks replaces original guitarist Ged Peck on this 2nd Warhorse album, but the comparisons to Ritchie Blackmore and Deep Purple remain. This time out, the band chose a more R&B heavy rock sound and with less Gillan-esque screeching from Ashley Holt. They still rock hard on "Back In Time" (with its long guitar solo) and the appropraitely mistitled instrumental "Mouthpiece" (with its long drum solo). However, the atmosphere is more mellow and lacks the driving force of the self-titled debut. Still recommended to fans of Deep Purple, Uriah Heep and progressive hard rock in general. Solid album that should be well received by those who enjoyed the first.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Red Sea Warhorse 21 July 2003
By IGNACIO MARTINEZ - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is a cd that I recommend thoroughly, for whos love the rock, because we can listen the notes of the vocalist of the group and the strident guitars and the compass of the drums. If you can, buy it.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great 14 Mar 2004
By frank - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
great album good lyrics good vocals just good rock music the fist album WARHORSE is just like this one just great aldow this music is more then 30 jears old
5.0 out of 5 stars Warhorse a Brilliant Classic Rock Album to Own 7 Mar 2013
By jacque - Published on Amazon.com
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Wow ! I am Very Enthused on this Entire CD... it Contains some of the Cleverest guitar Riffs. These bands today can have easily Borrowed a few of these Riffs . either way this is what Rock N' Roll is... Pure and Energy Fully Loaded .. Explosive Guitar Jamms' that Linger. Stoner Rock !! Sure . That is what makes it More Pleasurable... Bands similar .Deep purple,Uriah Heep , Armageddon [1970] . Bakerloo [1969] Hairy Chapter..... WARHORSE ROCKS !!!!!
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