Thursday, December 31, 2009

Lost Gem: "Autumn" - Edgar Winter Group



"I can't demand...anything of myself now."
~ Edgar Winter Group ~


"They Only Come Out At Night" (1972) was Edgar Winter Group's fourth studio release.

The line-up was stone solid with Ronnie Montrose...Rick Derringer...&...Dan Hartman...along with other class musicians all helping Edgar Winter wail the wax.

And yes...the awesome instrumental..."Frankenstein" was the driving force on this record. Able to overcome a shockingly bad album cover. (scaring off many would-be buyers, I'm sure!)


Lost Gem..."Autumn"...is a gentle ballad gem buried deep on side two.

Its beauty strikes sudden. And throws the listener into their own personal flashback.
The contradiction from the raucous numbers surrounding this special track pushes the CD up an extra notch.

Autumn...(by Winter).

Have you heard this one?


Autumn...
The wind blows colder than summer.
Autumn...
My love's gone with another.
I can't demand anything of myself now.
So I guess I'll stay here in New England...
for Autumn.

Buildings...
look tall and gray.
Birds flying...
haven't much to say.
They all know that it's coming again.
So I guess they'll stay here in New England...
for Autumn.
Autumn.

Did you ever lose something that you thought you knew?
Did you ever lose someone who was close to you?
Well I lost my lover...
and my summer too.

To Autumn...
the wind blows colder than summer.
Autumn...
my love's gone with another.
I can't demand anything of myself now.
So I guess I'll stay here in New England...
For Autumn.
Autumn.

Good stuff.

Casey Chambers
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