Free ‎– Free

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A&M Records ‎– SP 4204
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  • Matrix / Runout (SIDE 1): SP#4307-1...1A Bell Sound sf
  • Matrix / Runout (SIDE 2): SP#4308-1...1A Bell Sound sf

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ILPS-9104 Free Free(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records ILPS-9104 UK 1969 Sell This Version
ILPS-9104 Free Free(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records ILPS-9104 UK 1969 Sell This Version
ILPS-9104 Free Free(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records ILPS-9104 UK Unknown Sell This Version
L-33,935 Free Free(LP, Album, RE) Island Records L-33,935 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
849 306 UY Free Free(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 849 306 UY Germany 1969 Sell This Version

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rykodrix

rykodrix

December 3, 2017

Tons of Sobs, Free's debut album, is heavy British blues-rock, very much in line with the band many were trying to compete with at the time: Led Zeppelin. Tons of Sobs is hard, perhaps you could even say aggressive, and it's filled with muscular, lengthy guitar solos from Paul Kossoff that, at times, this listener would say stand toe-to-toe with Jimmy Page's best from LZ I or II and slug it out to a draw. Tons of Sobs is enjoyable from first cut to last. The self-titled second album, while it does have some impressive songs, lacks the consistency of the first outing. It's true, the second album takes a different approach, trying to mix slow, sparse songs with quicker, more swagger-filled blues-rock numbers. But the honest truth is that, even taken on its own merit and not compared to the first album, the self-titled second release just doesn't captivate the listener at every turn, and, unfortunately, falls into the category of a record that has songs you'll want to skip over after hearing once. Nothing takes a rock record down from five stars to three or four stars faster than filler, and, regardless of how forgiving this listener tries to be towards Free's attempt at artistic variety, the folksy/psych songs are simply unmemorable. What you wind up with is a record with five strong songs (I'll Be Creepin', Songs of Yesterday, Trouble on Double Time, Woman, and Broad Daylight) and four duds (Lying in the Sunshine, Mouthful of Grass, Free Me, and Mourning Sad Morning.
mtjuris

mtjuris

October 31, 2014
How bad is the surface noise? Been lookin hard for this