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A delicious, golden album from Apple,
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This review is from: Maybe Tomorrow (Audio CD)
A lovely debut from the band who were subsequently renamed "Badfinger", "Maybe Tomorrow" features straight, meaty, melodic guitar pop. Although a product of the late 1960s, there's little trace of revolution or psychedelia. Instead, The Iveys explore several different approaches with "Rubber Soul" and the straighter elements of "Revolver" seemingly in mind.
Upbeat, uptempo fun is represented by "See Saw, Grandpa" and "Sali Bloo"; mid-paced pop by "Beautiful And Blue" and "I'm In Love"; ballads by the title track and "Angelique". All of these are superb. The rest of the songs are mostly off the beaten track for this band, but are largely just as good. "They're Knocking Down Our Home" is somewhat archaic in style, but memorable, while "Fisherman" is only partly successful. Perhaps the biggest surprise is the awesome, six-minute "I've Been Waiting", a murderously heavy number by their standards, the kind of song you might expect Free or Deep Purple to tackle.
The four bonus tracks are good without being remarkable, but are worth their inclusion. Overall, "Maybe Tomorrow" is a must for anyone interested in Badfinger. It's also better than the follow-up, "Magic Christian Music" (Badfinger) which contains several of the tracks from this album.