Jack Traylor And Steelwind ‎– Child Of Nature

Grunt (3) ‎– BFL1-0194
Vinyl, Album, LP

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A1 Child Of Nature
Vocals – Bill Laudner
A2 Birds And Beasts And Bumblebees 3:32
A3 I've Got You
Keyboards – David Freiberg
A4 Smile 4:14
A5 Time To Be Happy
Written-By – Gerald D. Moriarty
B1 Come On, Children 3:50
B2 Fifteen Years After 4:17
B3 Gone To Canada 4:31
B4 Caveat Emptor
Written-By – Craig Chaquico

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All songs written by Jack Traylor and published by Steelwind Publishing (BMI), except "Caveat Emptor," by Jack Traylor and Craig Chaquico (Steelwind Publishing, BMI), and "Time to be happy," by Gerald D. Moriarty (Moriarty Publishing, BMI)

Special thanks to: Pat (Maurice) Leraci, Peter Bogy and Steve Schuster

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Etched): BFL1-0194A-2s
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Etched): BFL1-0194B-2s
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Both Sides): TLC[In Box] H
  • Rights Society: BMI

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June 19, 2018
edited 28 days ago
I'm always reluctant to write a rave review about obscure and criminally overlooked records, because listeners who haven't heard it yet might read my review and think "holy ----! That record sounds great! I'd better go out and find it pronto". Then when they do hear it, they might be disappointed because of such high expectations. In the case of this particular album, I will throw caution to the wind. Man! What a great record! I find it so hard to believe that this has so little of a reputation among collectors. Not that I've heard anyone badmouth it, just so few people have bothered to listen to it. I must admit, the cover doesn't exactly reach out to fans of underground music. It looks just like any other 70's commercial pop album and pretty boring at that. The fact that they lead off the album with what I feel is far and away it's weakest cut, doesn't go very far to convince you otherwise. Thankfully, things pick up right after that, and never look back! My personal fave picks would have to be tracks A2, A4, B3, & B4, with the nod for best cut going to A5. The overall sound is probably best described as simply fairly soft, country flavored rock with male/female vocal harmony, some flute, great guitar, and fabulous song-writing. Don't buy this expecting it to rock your world. Just keep an open mind and, no doubt, you'll be pleasantly surprised. Incidentally, Traylor was heavily involved with Kantner and Slick on their early 70's releases.
All in all, I don't know why, but these songs look a bit too samey in my humble opinion. But as usual with GRUNT, the packaging is gorgeous and this platter could be purchased quite cheaply.