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Spring [Limited Edition] [Extra tracks, Limited Edition]

Spring Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (1 Oct 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Limited Edition
  • Label: Repertoire
  • ASIN: B000NDDUPG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 447,981 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Prisoner (Eight By Ten)
2. Grail
3. Boats
4. Shipwrecked Soldier
5. Golden Fleece
6. Inside-Out
7. Song To Absent Friend (The Island)
8. Gazing
9. Fool's Gold (Bonus Track)
10. Hendre Mews (Bonus Track)
11. A World Full Of Whispers (Bonus Track)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Golden memories for tronnies 10 Nov 2008
Format:Audio CD
This 1971 release epitomizes all that was good in the world of british 'Art/Symphonic rock. Material that is well written, arranged and above all played. I never had the pleasure of seeing them perform, but apparently "live" or "studio" the sound was identical.

While other bands such as King Crimson, the Moody's, Beggars Opera etc would incorporate the mellotron into their music as either a filler or on an occasional basis, it is an integral part of Spring's sound, so much so that no less than three members of the band are credited with playing it. For all you tronnies out there, this is 40 minutes of heaven!!!!!

With the exception of 'Boats' and 'Song to absent friends' which are gentler semi acoustic numbers, the tracks on the original album are slow to mid tempo, with good use of light and heavier passages, which not only highlights the melodic haunting sounds of the mellotron, but also gives ample opportunities for guitar and keyboard leads. This is well supported by some excellent bass and percussion. Pat Moran's vocals may take a bit of getting used to, but they really do fit in well.

The 3 bonus tracks are apparently from an unreleased second album, with strangely no sign of the mellotron.

For any self respecting fan of early 70's rock, this is a must have that would grace any collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovers of the mellotron unite 7 Oct 2005
By D. J. H. Thorn TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is one of those little-known long-lost treasures buried somewhere in the early 1970s in a box marked "Other Prog". Seriously, if it has a mellotron plastered all over it, it probably is labelled "prog". But in this case it's a little misleading as there is a freedom and simplicity about this album that makes it more accessible than the usual fare.
Stylistically, "Spring" is a consistent album, melodic, but substantial, featuring quality musicianship and containing only impressive material. The lead vocalist sounds as if he has a fairly narrow range, but that doesn't let the album down.
Just to make this an even more attractive buy, the three bonus tracks add another marvellous seventeen minutes. The use of organ on these tracks gives them more of a Deep Purple-type slant, though not quite as slick.
If you like quality 1970s rock, slide this one in with the rest of them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this album! 19 Oct 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
One of the great lost albums of the 70's...featuring some wonderful musicians and future legends...Pat Moran (Vocals)...later producer for many top artists, Ray Martinez (Guitar)...master session man who appears on over 40 albums, and Pick Withers who went on to Drum for Dire Straits. This is superbly crafted, thoughtful rock music. Highlights not to be missed include "Golden Fleece" and "Gazing". Produced by Gus Dudgeon in his prime the like will never be seen again. Top drawer!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing progressive mellotron boom!10stars! 1 April 2013
Format:Audio CD
On this very excellent and fascinating album,Spring used no less than three Mellotrons.Spring has become a collectors classic of prog fans today.This limited edition from Repertoire is one of the best in my collection.They were:Pat Moran-vocals,Mellotron(latter worked with Iggy Pop,Plant...),Ray Martinez-guitar,Mellotron,12 string(Plant,Coverdale&Page...etc.),Adrian Maloney-bass,Pique Withers-drums,glockenspiel(Dave Edmunds,Magna Carta and than joined Dire Straits,played on their first 4 albums)and Kips Brown-piano,organ,Mellotron(The Andy Fairweather Low Band).LP is originally issued for a very rare RCA/NEON label and today is a cult item!Very recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars [...] 17 April 2012
By Kayas
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
One of the greatest groups progrock 70 years! Music is filled with beauty of a sound and warm perception! For such short career, Spring could leave very bright trace the not reproducible creativity!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Go for it.... 12 Jan 2011
Format:Audio CD
I sold my knackered vinyl copy of this recently...50...Had it been in 'mint' condition would've been 250...so was more than happy to buy this from Zoverstocks for approx. 10.....Arrived in 'New' condition....Have loved this album since the early '70s and haven't changed my opinion since. A classic mellotron driven rock sound, very much of it's time. Disappointingly the CD includes liner notes that contain so many typos that I cannot believe it passed approval....maybe because it's a German release. However it's the music that counts...Buy it whilst it's available for around a tenner.....
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