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The Only Lick I Know

Chris Spedding Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (10 Mar 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Esoteric Recordings
  • ASIN: B00HEQGR14
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 151,055 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of the second official solo album by master guitarist Chris Spedding, The Only Lick I Know. Originally issued on the legendary Harvest label in March 1972, the album was recorded at Abbey Road studios and featured Chris Spedding backed by guest musicians including Laurie Allan (Drums), Phil Dennys (Keyboards), Toni Campo (Bass) and Linda Lewis (Backing Vocals).

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Remastered in 2014! Blistering 1972 solo album from the in-demand UK guitarist, originally released on the Harvest label. Includes liner notes and an interview.

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2.0 out of 5 stars A Lick You Won't Need... 11 Oct 2009
By Mark Barry HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Originally released on Harvest SHSP 4017 in March 1972, "The Only Lick I Know" is not a great album (his lone hit with Mickie Most's RAK Records "Motor Bikin" was a full 3 years away).

Sheffield-born Spedding sessioned with Nucleus, Leslie Duncan, Elton John, Linda Hoyle [of the Vertigo act Affinity], the Free spin-off group The Sharks - but little on this album shows any fire and having a truly bland voice didn't help either. One of the better tracks is "Don't Leave Me" which features backing vocals from LINDA LEWIS - a sort of funky rock workout. The title track is not bad either, but his vocals are awful.

The 3-way foldout inlay has liner notes by MARK BRENNAN and the sound is very good throughout. Shame the material is so weak.

Try to hear first before you buy - one to avoid I'm afraid...
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3.0 out of 5 stars The one before the big one 16 Sep 2007
By L. Wiegerinck - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
How does one share ones enthusiasm for an artist's body of work without getting smug? I'll give it a try.

If you're into the sound of early seventies pop music that was made on a budget, or not afraid of it for that matter, "The Only Lick I Know" is a record that's worth enough to check out on it's own. Here is an artist at work who knows what he wants, although he hasn't found the way to get it yet. Soundwise.

However, when you're into the (solo) work of master rock & roll guitarist Chris Spedding here you have the album that summed up all the promises he later spectacularly fulfilled on albums like "Chris Spedding", "Hurt", "Guitar Graffity" etc.
The songwriting, though not as fluid as on the records that made him famous: it's all there.
The guitar playing, from strumming a lovingly acoustic to hitting those edgy riffs and all the way to the wild and the panicky leads that he made his name with: it's there.
As a matter of fact it's all there - and if you're not afraid of early seventies on a budget, "The Only Lick I Know" is a wonderful record, the kind of album that would have cooled you out from the prog rock buying crowd of the time at that time. You'd'a been too hip for words.
You favor concise, immediate and literate with a rock & roll punch and some country rock reeling on the side, just for good measure, here's your next buy.
Chris Spedding teamed up with producer Mickie Most of RAK records for his next solo album, "Chris Spedding", from then on thought to be his debut solo album, but "The Only Lick I know" contains the blueprint for everything he did from then.
A milestone in it's own unassumed way.

Ludo Wiegerinck
5.0 out of 5 stars The only lick I know 6 Dec 2012
By Scaleracing - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Here is a very under rated guitar player, should have been massive, but no matter I love Chris Spedding. With London Town being the track I always remembered I am glad I found it again. And once I heard Linda Lewis on backing vocals I remembered I must find more from her as well. Check out this disc and Lark from Linda ( miss that lady )
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