reseed of http://www.mininova.org/tor/2713461...i think i broke something there ^^
this is a vinyl rip of the only album of the 70s progressive rock band "spring". the record used is not in mint condition but the quality is quite good. since the album is so good but at the same time so hard to get i chose to rip and upload it.
this is the original release, not the one with the 3 bonus tracks mentioned in the biography.
the recording was done on a pro-ject xpression III turntable, pro-ject phonobox II preamp, RME multiface II with 24bits and 96khz on audacity/linux.
Here's a legendary band from the Early British Progressive Rock Movement, the sixtet SPRING including Pat Moran (vocals, Mellotron), Ray Martinez (lead guitar, Mellotron, 12-string guitar), Adrian Maloney (bass guitar), Pique Withers (drums, Glockenspiel) and Kips Brown (piano, organ and Mellotron). Peter Decindis played bass on two tracks. This is a one-shot band that released the album "Spring" in 1971 and put on CD by Laser's Edge in '92. It contains 3 previously unreleased bonustracks. Producer Gus Dudgeon (known for his work with Eric Clapton, David Bowie and Elton John) died a few years ago and drummer Pique Withers became famous with Dire Straits.
The sound of SPRING is a 'Mellotron's heaven', no less than three members use this marvellous instrument! So it ain't no surprise that this album is loaded with Mellotron (flute - and violin-sound) but it doesn't harm the compositions, there's no overkill. All 8 songs from the original LP from '71 sound warm and melodic with strong vocals, many floods of organ and sensitive electric guitarwork and beautiful twanging 12-string guitarplay. To my surprise, the 3 bonus tracks doesn't contain Mellotron. The emphasis in these songs is on the organ in fluent rhythms with nice, slightly shifting moods. Certainly one of the gems, beloved by the 'connaiseurs'.