Lol Coxhill - Ear Of Beholder (2LP 180gr gatefold, Reissue NEW) ***Radiation Reissues
Ear Of Beholder is one of the most beguiling and adventurous records of the 1970s, which is saying a lot as that is a musical decade marked by groundbreaking creativity! Originally released in 1971 on John Peel's Dandelion label Lol Coxhill's sprawling double album debut is an avant-garde jazz masterstroke that features Robert Wyatt and much of the Whole World group, Kevin Ayers' backing band at the time (of which Lol was a member). Ranging from straight up feedback to reworkings of standards, outdoor recordings to spoken word, improvisation to vaudeville, Ear Of Beholder covers more ground in 2 LPs than most artists do in a lifetime. Difficult, adventurous listening from one of British jazz's most brilliant innovators.
A1 Introduction A2 Hungerford A3 Deviation Dance A4 Two Little Pigeons A5 Don Alfonso A6 Open Piccadilly
B1 Feedback B2 Vorblifa -Exit B3 Insensatez B4a A Conversation With Children B4b Mango Walk B5 Jamaican Rumba B6 Piccadilly With Goofs
C1 Rasa - Moods
D1 A Collective Improvisation D2 I Am The Walrus D3 The Rhythmic Hooter D4 Loverman D5 Zoological Fun D6 Little Triple One Shot D7 That's Why Darkies Were Born D8 A Series Of Superbly Played Mellotron Codas