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Seventh Wave

"Two men from Britain sounding like twenty..."

that's how America greeted this visionary British 70s synth/progressive fusion act and the quote still evinces today the potency and scale of their output.

Formerly in Second Hand and Chillum, multiinstrumentalist and keyboards wizard Ken Elliott and percussionist Kieran O'Connor reached to every corner of music in a quest to build in 1974's 'Things To Come', a sweeping titan of overdub.

Riding on its success, the two recruited
the likes of Hugh Banton (Van Der Graaf Generator), jazz fusion singer Pepe Lemer and husband Pete and Steve Cook (the latter two in Gilgamesh) to record the equally towering if more traditionally progressive 'Psi-Fi' the following year.

This collector's 2CD digipack reissue with a 16-page story/photo booklet brings both albums, re-mastered from the original studio tapes, and in the process exposing new dimensions to the innovatory genius of Seventh Wave.
 

SEVENTH WAVE

Things To Come
 + psi-fi

DISC 1Things To Come:

1. SKY SCRAPER
2. METROPOLIS
3. INTERCITY WATER RAT
4. ESCALATOR
5. OLD DOG SONG
6. SMOG, FOG AND SUNSET
7. FAIL TO SEE
8. PREMONITION
9. FESTIVAL
10. EVERSOLIGHTLY
11. COMMUNICATION SKYWAYS
12. THINGS TO COME
13. 1999
14. DANCE OF THE ELOI


DISC 2 Psi-Fi:

1. RETURN TO FOREVERLAND
2. ROADS TO ROME
3. MANIFESTATIONS
4. LOVED BY YOU
5. ONLY THE BEGINNING
6. AETHER ANTHEM
7. ASTRAL ANIMAL
8. EL TUTO
9. CAMERA OBSCURA
10. STAR PALACE OF THE
SOMBRE WARRIOR

 


ORIGINAL REVIEWS

"Totally overwhelming, decidedly
oddball, extremely exciting if
played loud." Record Disc & Mirror

"...some of the most original and
vital music currently being made
in Britain - looks like we might be
in on the ground floor of a musical
revolution here."
Beat Instrumental

"Fairly far-out - a bizarre mixture
of Queen and Genesis, with Rick
Wakeman offering encouragement
from the bar." Melody Maker

 

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