Band Of Light Rare Oz Lp The Archer Ex 74 Green Warner 600011 Prog Heavy Blues

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Band Of Light Rare OZ LP The Archer EX 74 Green Warner 600011 PROG Heavy Blues

Band Of Light

The archer

Rare Original OZ LP released in 1974 on the Green Warner Records Label. Cat: 2600011. This album has a gatefold sleeve.

Band of Light was a blues-based Sydney group, formed in October 1972 by Phil Key, with bassist Peter Roberts, who had both just left The La De Das. Phil Key was of course a founder member, the rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist in that legendary band. Peter Roberts was a more recent member he joined in late 1970 and helped to revitalise the group during a difficult period, after their disastrous English trip and the departure of original bassist Trevor Wilson. Their distinctive blues/Prog sound was built around the dual slide guitar work of Key and their other superb guitarist, Norm Roue who had come from Sydney band Gutbucket . Peter Roberts left after only three shows and was replaced by Ian Rilen, who was to become a fixture on the Australian rock scene in the 70s and 80s. The band worked consistently on the Sydney and Melbourne pub/festival/dance circuits, alongside other staple acts of the day like Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, Carson, Coloured Balls, Chain, Madder Lake and Buffalo. Band Of Light signed a recording contract with WEA in early 1973, and had immediate success in July when their first single Destiny Song made the national Top 40, peaking at 18. They followed up with a successful debut LP, Total Union, in August, which made the national Top 20 album chart, peaking at 13. A third single, the non-album track Moonstruck was released in November, but it didn t chart. They continued to be a popular live draw throughout into 1974, but in mid-year, on the verge of recording their second album, Rilen, Roue and Buettel all left the band. Phil called on Billy Williams bass, ex Classic Affair and Dannie Davidson drums, ex-Tamam Shud, Kahvas Jute to replace Rilen and Buettel and cut the record, which was titled The Archer and released later in the year. Tasty blues prog with funky elements. Lovely guitar playing throughout.

Tracks: The archer A Sagittarian rhapsody / Our reason for being/ Silis, the sun/ The seeker/ The invitation/ My black swan/ Indigo heavens/ Bread wine.

There are only a few very faint spindle marks on labels. Record has a few light scuff marks that cause a few light crackles throughout and is in Excellent condition. Gatefold cover has some ring wear and tiny surface tears around edges, No sign of any seam splits. Cover is in VG condition.

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