Andromeda (10) ‎– Andromeda

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Green Tree Records ‎– GTR 024
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Tracklist

1 Too Old 4:58
2 Day Of The Change 5:02
3 And Now The Sun Shines 4:00
Turns To Dust 6:49
4a Discovery 3:35
4b Sanctury 1:44
4c Determination 1:30
Return To Sanity 8:20
5a Breakdown 2:15
5b Hope 5:35
5c Conclusion 0:40
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6 The Reason 3:32
7 I Can Stop The Sun 2:10
When To Stop 8:32
8a The Traveller 3:40
8b Turning Point 1:52
8c Journey's End 3:00
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9 Go Your Way 3:03
10 Keep Out Cos I'm Dying 3:46
11 Garden Of Happiness 3:11
12 Exodus 2:26
13 Journey's End 3:03
14 Let's All Watch The Sky Fall Down 4:03
15 Darkness Of Her Room 5:10
16 See Into The Stars 7:14

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Tracks 9 to 16 are bonus tracks.

℗ 1969 RCA Records
© 1994 Repertoire Records ; GTR Records

Thanks to:
Eddie Offord: Engineer
Martin the tapeworn at Advision Sound Studios
London June 1969

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4015689022423
  • Label Code: LC 8065

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SF 8031 Andromeda (10) Andromeda(LP, Album) RCA Victor SF 8031 UK 1969 Sell This Version
8803X44 Andromeda (10) Andromeda(LP, Album, RE) EMF 8803X44 1990 Sell This Version
BWR 140 Andromeda (10) Andromeda(LP, Album + 7" + RE) Black Widow Records BWR 140 Italy 2011 Sell This Version
Eclipse 88 CD Andromeda (10) Andromeda(CD, Album, RE) Not On Label Eclipse 88 CD Europe Unknown Sell This Version
GET 561 Andromeda (10) Andromeda(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Get Back GET 561 Italy 2000 Sell This Version

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progshine

progshine

September 13, 2014

Andromeda was a late 60's band that had John Cann (later he joined Atomic Rooster) in their line-up. They only released one album, the self-titled and amazing Andromeda (1969) by RCA Records.

Andromeda (1969) comes absolutelly soaked in Blues Rock, Proto Prog and Psychedelia and is, in many ways, the precursor of some bands.

Andromeda is completely Proto Prog in songs like the amazing opener 'Too Old', 'Turns To Dust', 'Return To Sanity' and 'When To Stop'.
In other hand tracks like 'Day Of The Change' and 'Return To Sanity' sounds as Black Sabbath. But remember that Black Sabbath only released their first album in 1970.
I could say that Tony Iommi was very aware of this band/album while Black Sabbath was writting their first album.

Andromeda (1969) also comes with high psychedelic colors of course (just look at the cover) in tracks like 'And Now The Sun Shines', the Cream influenced 'The Reason' and the folk driven 'I Can Stop The Sun'.

What we have in Andromeda (1969) is a beautiful and raw (recorded in less than a month) Proto Prog album with Blues Rock and Psychedelic colors. Everything packed with an amazing bass playing by Mick Hawksworth (that also played with Fuzzy Duck), solid drums by Ian McLane and loads of great guitars by John Cann and good vocals.

My CD version is the Repertoire Records 1994 version and has 8 bonus tracks.
Bonus tracks are 95% of the time, wasted time, a fan thing. They were not good enough to be on the original record and are still not good enough to be on re-editions too. Not different here.
We have some good tracks like 'Go Your Way' and 'Let's All Watch The Sky Fall Down'. But the rest is pretty much forgettable.

Too bad the band didn't survived to record a second album.