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4.0 out of 5 stars Bold reissue of four star obscurity..., 29 Feb. 2008
This review is from: I Spider ~ Remastered [Bonus Tracks] (Audio CD)
The words 'lost progressive classic' when applied to an album that has not darkened the music room's door in decades are guaranteed to instill foreboding. This original, beautifully played record almost merits the accolade. Released in 1970 to the thudding of jaws hitting table tops, 'I Spider' does owe something in its footings to the likes of Gentle Giant and, in its interplay of sqwawking sax and grand guignol organ, early Van der Graaf Generator. But where it transcends emulation is in the deft seque from prog to modern British jazz. Vibraphone player Lennie Wright and Tom Harris on sax and flute imbued Web with the sensibilities of Neil Ardley and the late and very lost Mike Taylor - jazz's Syd Barrett, echoed in keyboard player and writer Dave Lawson's considerable contributions. Lawson was to move soon to surer prospects in the commercially successful Greenslade. Its sound, by way of Lawson's next band Samurai (whose eponymous and inferior album is also out on Esoteric), can be traced to 'I Spider'. Re-mastered from the original tapes, two bonus tracks recorded live in Sweden in 1971, previously unseen photographs, an interview with Lawson - this reissue package is a bold assertion that music as rounded and dramatic in execution should not be confined to the ether of download, no matter how obscure. This is to be touched and kept.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At Last !, 13 May 2010
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Had been looking for this on CD for years. My 1970's vinyl was worn through. It is an excellent early prog album with jazz influences.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A nicely done album, 17 Nov. 2014
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Vaguely remember seeing this band live. A nicely done album, jazzy in parts.
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