Tuesday, August 6, 2019

TCCDM Pulls One Out..."Antithesis" (1972)

"Antithesis" - Gypsy (1972)

This is a more rock-driven and less prog-spinnin' Gypsy album.  The songs here are much shorter and a bit funkier.  The gorgeous harmonies are still killer.  The musicianship is still tight as ever.  But methinks their search for a radio hit was weighing on this album.  It didn't come.  This was Gypsy's third album and while there's some really good stuff here, what's missing are the extended prog trips and clever jams that made their self-titled double album debut (1970) and their follow-up, "In The Garden" (1971) gather a bit of a cult following.  Go search those albums out first.  But if you're already familiar with the distinctive sounds of Gypsy...you'll probably cozy up to this one just fine.

"Antithesis" (back)

"Antithesis" (inside)

RCA Victor (orange dynaflex)

"Facing Time" - Gypsy / "Antithesis" (1972)

A1  "Crusader" 3:10
A2  "Day After Day" 3:15
A3  "The Creeper" 3:10
A4  "Facing Time" 4:11
A5  "Lean on Me" 3:15
A6  "Young Gypsy" 3:06
B1  "Don't Bother Me" 3:15
B2  "Travelin' Minnesota Blues" 2:33
B3  "So Many Promises" 3:25
B4  "Antithesis (Keep Your Faith)" 3:22
B5  "Edgar (Don't Hoover Over Me)" 3:26
B6  "Money" 4:53

James Walsh - keyboards, vocals
Enrico Rosenbaum - guitar, vocals
James Johnson - guitar, vocals
Bill Lordan - drums
Randy Cates - bass, vocals

Good stuff.

Casey Chambers

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