Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Cressida -Cressida (1970) (very Beautiful organ-driven album with exceptional songwriting and singing)

CRESSIDA had actually begun as ''The Dominators'' (later renamed to ''Charge''),when guitarist John Heyworth joined them,followed by thre charismatic vocalist Angus Cullen.After a 69' German tour talented organist Peter Jennings joined them to form CRESSIDA,who finally were signed by Vertigo Label and released their self-titled LP.A very good example of early 70's progressive rock,''Cressida'' lies somewhere between psychedelic/pop ala THE BEATLES with blues touches,classic rock echoes and strong symphonic parts.Actually,the opener and closer of the album are beautiful,delicate symph-rock pieces of music,while the other tracks range from classic rock in the vein of DEEP PURPLE to acoustic-led smooth passages and bluesy/psychedelic compositions.As a last note,''Cressida'' is much a vocal-led album with no long instrumenta parts,but Cullen's deep and clear vocals will reward you to the maximum.Not the strongest release of its age,but a very good album,showing a band with talent,potential and warm inspiration.Worth checking out Band info

1. To Play Your Little Game (3:15)
2. Winter is Coming Again (4:42)
3. Time For Bed (2:18)
4. Cressida (3:57)
5. Home And Where I Long To Be (4:04)
6. Depression (5:02)
7. One Of A Group (3:35)
8. Lights In My Mind (2:45)
9. The Only Earthman In Town (3:32)
10. Spring '69 (2:14)
11. Down Down (4:15)
12. Tomorrow Is A Whole New Day (5:19)


Their other album, 'Asylum'(1971) can be found here:


Anonymous said...

Thank you for this.. enjoying their sound!!

Lights in my mind was the first song of theirs I came across on youtube... what a great vibe!


psychelatte said...

Cheers, mate! Yeah they are great aren't they?
-you may also like Beggars Opera's "Waters of Change" which is also a Vertigo band with great organ sound...I did have them on here but had to remove it...hopefully you can find it with or google blog search!

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