This has to be one of the best Albums of the Heavy/Prog Rock era. Every song is a corker! A band from my hometown of Newcastle yet it has taken me 40 years to discover them. Love all the usual big prog rock bands of the 70s particularly Camel, ELP, Yes, etc but Ginhouse could have and should have been as big as any of them. The sound is not as 'polished' (if that's the correct way of describing it) as the huge prog bands albums of the time but that's why I like it. It's not often I find an album where I like every song. All songs apart from the Beatles cover were written by Geoff Sharkey (why was he not more well known with talent like this?) How I wish I had been old enough at the time to see them perform live. I wonder if they played at the 'Mayfair or the 'Cooperage? Blooming Brilliant! Any true prog rock fan should have this rare album in their collection
They were from Newcastle and took their name from the song"Ginh House Blues",wich had been recorded in 1966 by The Animals.The trio quickly developed local reputation as a live band.The album was recorded at prestigious Abbey Road studios.Their music is more than special,...imaginative arrangements,changing tempos with one important flavour-keys from their producer Anders Henriksson.You can imagine willows,captured winds,wild sea in two the best songs(for me)like The Journey and Portrait Picture.Other songs are as well mighty,mellowish and absolutely unique!Simply,there's so many proofs on this 46 minutes cd from Esoteric recordings.They were:Geoff Sharkey-g.,voc.,(still in music),Stewart Burlinson-bass,v.,and Dave Whittaker-d.
Yes this a fantastic album of the old school rock of the early 1970's There's not a bad track on the album Shame the only made this masterpiece. Right up there with heavies of the day, Sabbath, Purple, and Zep. Proud to own this, everyone should have a copy!