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Watt

21 April 2008 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 1 July 1990
  • Release Date: 1 July 1990
  • Label: Chrysalis UK
  • Copyright: 2008 Chrysalis Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company
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  • Total Length: 38:24
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  • ASIN: B001IW7NYU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,977 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jiri Schwarz on 24 Oct. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Definitely TYA's masterpiece, issued 1970. It's probably my most frequently played album of all times, still after those 40 years. I still feel the smell of the parties of the seventies in Prague, dancing e.g. to Think About the Times. The album has an extremely unique atmosphere (yes, also tired in a way, maybe frustrated, but also full of tenderness and love in Alvin's voice and music as well, subdued lights mandatory), which is only partially captured on other TYA albums (e.g. Cricklewood Green, Space In Time). The totally happy tune, She Lies In the Morning, is really great (maybe adding some genuine British /Liverpool?/ inspiration to the mixture). Alvin's guitar solos are at his best: more "homogenous", with greater than ever melodic invention. In addition, the perfect musicianship of the other 3 members of the group ought to be mentioned (Leo Lyons-bg, Chick Churchill-kb, Ric Lee-ds). Watt heralds the great change from the music of the sixties to the actual modern rock sound of the seventies (what a progress if you compare it to their pure R&B debut some 3 years before). Just listen to the brief shift into a fantastic jazzy improvisation (Gonna Run), years before the climax of the jazz-rock era. There are also heavenly rocky improvisations (I Say Yeah, She Lies In the Morning). The value of Watt is probably in its very specific sound that has brought together divergent inspirations, from blues, jazz to hard-rock. Watt is an extraordinary achievement, the result of previous years of playing the blues (and I guess they must have had experience with jazz as well).Read more ›
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By G. G. Saunders on 17 Nov. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Watt was my first ever introduction to TYA and it pleases me to now have a copy on CD , this band had a record along with Argent for the amount of north American tours they undertook. But the albums were always really fresh and interesting written nearly always by Alvin Lee guitarist vocalist and founded member, also once known as the fastest player in the west. this Watt has rock, rock n roll, fierce to delicate songs I love it all and if you stick your neck out and buy a copy the next one to get should be A space in time. If you want the beat blues rock then dip into a earlier album like Cricklewood.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Perrruche on 2 Oct. 2012
Format: Audio CD
Watt is not the favourite album of TYA fans. It is a fact. But not for me. I am a French TYA fan for ever (hello Leo, Ric, Chick and Joe)and even Alvin Lee if you read that.
I don't know why, but "watt" is something special for me I can't explain.
perhaps because I discover TYA with this album. I am sure it the reason.
The cover art work is wonderful, very 70s, as "ssssh" or cricklewood green"
In this times bands made wonderful LP covers. (where do these times deasappear?)
My favourite song is "i'm coming on" . Simple, fresh, rock, with one of the best fantastic solo ever made.
But others are simply great, natural, uncommercial (sic...),as "gonna run" and all others.
A free one, a good one, a great one. The best you've done my friends. For me. of course.
It is still my favourite today.
Patrick, (France)

sorry for my english. hope you understand what I mean.
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Format: Audio CD
As a teenager who is born in 1976 I started to listen to the LP-records my dad had put in my room. He just did not had the space to put them somewhere else. It was a collection of John Mayall, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Cuby+Blizzards, Creedence, Stephen Stills, some blues collection LP’s, and records by a band called Ten Years After.

“Watt” was the record that introduced me into the British Blues Boom and since then I cherish this record. Although Ten Years After is not my all-time favorite band, the record “Watt” is a big favorite. It’s the record that has captured the blues music mixed with Rock ‘n Roll with a touch of Jazz influence in fresh British style. It is not Alvin Lee showing how fast he can play. It is a tight, compact band playing record.

“Watt” opens up-tempo with the 3m45sec “I’m coming on”. It is the blues rock song with one of finest, smoothest and best sounding guitar solo in the history of music. The song’ structure is very simple: opening cords that delivers the up-tempo rhythm for the whole song, two traditional blues chorus, beautiful clean sounding guitar solo perfectly build up to a climax, final chorus, end. Having heard the song many, many times it never bores. “My baby left me”, lyrically not impressive, musically the more. It starts easy and quiet with Alvin Lee singing in soft style suddenly to speeding up the tempo with more emotional, soft-angry and restrained temper vocals. Distinctive distorted guitar though the song. “Think about the times” a piano style slow blues ballad. “She said yeah”, it’s like Peter Frampton distinctive talkbox in his famous “Show me the way”. Only here it is like Alvin Lee used the talkbox for his guitar, combined with some wah-wah-pedal effects.
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