ORIGINAL 1970 FIRST PRESS HEAVY GUITAR POWER BLUES ROCK ALA "CREAM" "MOUNTAIN" etc
.. ~ NOVEMBER ~
SWEDEN - SLP 2509 - SONET RECORDS
final collection copy
Original 1970 RARE first press...the very first album by the mighty NOVEMBER who made three highly rated/collected expensive valued Lp's. Power-chord trio with a great sound derived from blues based undertow, top layered by heavy rock aspirations ... they have not only the 'right' sound, but do the 'heavy' thing right!
Classic debut album by this Swedish power blues rock trio from 1970 who later also gave birth to the amazing Saga. Lots of ripping guitar work inspired by Cream, Led Zep, Sabbath etc. Songs are sung in a characteristic Swedish rock style. One of the best Scandinavian heavy progressive rock albums,,,
Eons from now, when rock archaeologists â€” rockaeologists? â€” unearth
the ruins of our civilization in search of righteous tunes, some lucky
muck will dust off a copy of Novemberâ€˜s 1970 debut, En Ny Tid Ã„r HÃ¤râ€¦,
and wind up crediting them with inventing heavy groove itself. They
didnâ€™t, of course, but thereâ€™s little doubt the Stockholm outfit were
ahead of the curve in the post-hippie, post-psych movement of what was
coming next in guitar-led fare. Informed by the blues much as were Cream, Sabbath, Hendrix, Zeppelin and Purple before them, November
nonetheless preceded an entire wave of bands in taking the
rock-via-blues licks and beefing them up with significant thrust of tone
and rhythmic nod, so that songs like â€œEn Annan VÃ¤rldâ€ and â€œSekunder
(FÃ¶vandlas Till Ã…r)â€ didnâ€™t just shuffle, they thundered. Bands like Atomic Rooster and Bloodrock
were still about a year off from figuring this out, but soon enough
there would be an explosion of heavy rock and roll in their wake, and November â€” who released En Ny Tid Ã„r HÃ¤râ€¦
in the summer of â€™70 with leadoff track â€œMount Everestâ€ as a single â€”
seem to have got in just under the wire as an early adopter of the
Maybe thatâ€™s no less a narrative than someone saying they invented the whole thing, but at least itâ€™s more realistic. November formed in 1969 with the lineup of bassist/vocalist Christer StÃ¥lbrandt, drummer/vocalist BjÃ¶rn Inge and guitarist Rickard Rolf, coming together around various other incarnations.
November were among the first Swedish rock acts that wrote lyrics in
their mother tongue during the â€˜70s. A non-trivial mixture of German and
English and equally smooth sounding with the latter constituent
language, the Swedish language, along with the soothing vocals of
bassist Christer StÃ¥lbrandt, form an extraordinary combination for
November to approach vintage rock from their own perspective. Floating
over a tight but discrete rhythm section, their hard rock/blues attempts
(â€œMount Everestâ€, â€œLek Att Du Ã„r Barn Igenâ€) are excellently
complemented by Rolfâ€™s subtle yet essential leads and the outstanding
use of the flute. The latter attains a gentle, progressive rock
character, not too far from the relevant work of iconic players such as
Ian Anderson. Being strategically scattered throughout the album, the
blues songs along with their latent hard rock leanings consist of
fantastic introductions for the pure hard rock (â€œTa Ett Steg I sagans
landâ€, â€œEn annan vÃ¤rldâ€) and hippie/boogie (â€œSekunderâ€, â€œÃ…ttonde) groove
of the album. In this respect, the rhythm section of StÃ¥lbrandt and
Inge is stepping out of the blues foreplay through Ingeâ€™s frenzied but
well-thought drumming and StÃ¥lbrandtâ€™s orgasmic bass lines (listen to
â€œÃ…ttondeâ€), while Rolfâ€™s lead and rhythm guitars are cruising the songs
with style. It will take no more than 2-3 listening sessions in
realizing that November rest on the same level of excellence with their
heroes, i.e. bands such as Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull and Grand Funk
Railroad, to name a few.
Moving forward yet another winner is the stomping â€œGrÃ¶na Blad,â€ which seems in direct conversation instrumentally with Leaf Houndâ€˜s â€œGrowers of Mushroomâ€ â€” until one considers that it would be another year before that track and album surfaced from the British band. In terms of that conversation, however, itâ€™s worth noting the use by November of Swedish-language lyrics and titles throughout the record. The notion of mass-marketing a project through the adoption of singing in English is something bands still grapple with, and while November are certainly well remembered thanks in part to reissues of En Ny Tid Ã„r HÃ¤râ€¦ both legitimate and bootleg, one canâ€™t help but wonder if their legend would be even more widespread if theyâ€™d called the album A New Time is Hereâ€¦ instead.
Whatever the rockaeologists ultimately decide on that one, En Ny Tid Ã„r HÃ¤râ€¦ stands among the stronger offerings of its era in English or any language. In 1971, it would be followed by 2:a November and in 1972 by 6:e November,
rounding out a trilogy of releases after which the group had run its
course, members moving on to different projects in progressive rock and
jazz. Theyâ€™d get back together in the early â€™90s and release a live
album in 1993 via Mellotronen Records that was recorded
in 1971, and have played periodic reunion shows since 2007, but they
have remained underrated even among their entirely underrated epoch, and
particularly En Ny Tid Ã„r HÃ¤râ€¦ seems ripe for
a revisit, whether thatâ€™s through a deluxe vinyl reissue, new album
from the band, whatever it might be. Some stuff is just too good to
Mount Everest (3:40)En Annan VÃ¤rld (3:47)Lek Att Du Ã„r Barn Igen (5:58)Sekunder (FÃ¶rvandlas Till Ã…r) (5:09)En Enkel SÃ¥ng Om Dej (2:42)Varje GÃ¥ng Jag Ser Dig KÃ¤nns Det Lika SkÃ¶nt (4:06)GrÃ¶na Blad (3:01)Ã…ttonde (3:10)Ta Ett Steg In I Sagans Land (4:01)Balett Blues (1:18)
CONDITION: The cover: rated: M- laminated, TOP COPY has no issues, final collection upgrade level. After 47 years still has a fresh appearance -- there are no delete marks, no split seams, no bends, and no writing ... VERY collection worthy ...
The vinyl: Rated: M- smooth clean grooves, plays w/ mint audio... both SONET labels are clean
A cool addition to anyone's music library!
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