Trapeze ‎– You Are The Music ...We're Just The Band

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THS-8 Trapeze You Are The Music ...We're Just The Band(LP, Album, All) Threshold (5) THS-8 US 1972 Sell This Version
THS-8 Trapeze You Are The Music ...We're Just The Band(LP, Album) Threshold (5) THS-8 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
THS-8 Trapeze You Are The Music ...We're Just The Band(LP, Album) Threshold (5) THS-8 US 1972 Sell This Version
THS-8 Trapeze You Are The Music ...We're Just The Band(LP, Album) Threshold (5) THS-8 US 1972 Sell This Version
THS-8 Trapeze You Are The Music ...We're Just The Band(LP, Album) Threshold (5) THS-8 US 1972 Sell This Version
THS-8 Trapeze You Are The Music ...We're Just The Band(LP, Album) Threshold (5) THS-8 US 1972 Sell This Version
THS 8 Trapeze You Are The Music ...We're Just The Band(LP, Album) Threshold (5) THS 8 UK 1972 Sell This Version
THS 8, THS.8 Trapeze You Are The Music ...We're Just The Band(LP, Album) Threshold (5), Threshold (5) THS 8, THS.8 UK 1972 Sell This Version
THS 8 Trapeze You Are The Music ...We're Just The Band(LP, Album, Promo) Threshold (5) THS 8 UK 1972 Sell This Version
THS 8 Trapeze You Are The Music, We're Just The Band(LP, Album) Threshold (5) THS 8 US 1972 Sell This Version
THS 8 Trapeze You Are The Music, We're Just The Band(LP, Album, TP) Threshold (5) THS 8 US 1972 Sell This Version
LLN-7259-S Trapeze You Are The Music ...We're Just The Band(LP, Album) London Records LLN-7259-S Brazil 1973 Sell This Version
K16P-9074 Trapeze You Are The Music ...We're Just The Band(LP, Album) Threshold (5) K16P-9074 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
LAX-1033 Trapeze You Are The Music ...We're Just The Band(LP, Album, RE) Threshold (5) LAX-1033 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
POCD-1902 Trapeze You Are The Music...We're Just The Band(CD, Album, RE, RM) Threshold (5) POCD-1902 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
820 956-2 Trapeze You Are The Music...We're Just The Band(CD, Album, RE, RM) Threshold (5) 820 956-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
820 956-2 Trapeze You Are The Music...We're Just The Band(CD, Album, RE, RM) Threshold (5) 820 956-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
820 956-2 Trapeze You Are The Music...We're Just The Band(CD, Album, RE, RM) Threshold (5) 820 956-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
CD LEM 4 Trapeze You Are The Music...We're Just The Band(CD, Album, RE) Lemon Recordings CD LEM 4 UK 2003 Sell This Version
UICY-93187 Trapeze You Are The Music...We're Just The Band(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Threshold (5) UICY-93187 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
CD LEM 4 Trapeze You Are The Music...We're Just The Band(CD, Album, RE) Lemon Recordings CD LEM 4 UK Unknown Sell This Version
820 956-2 Trapeze You Are The Music...We're Just The Band(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Threshold (6) 820 956-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
820 956-2 Trapeze You Are The Music...We're Just The Band(CDr, Unofficial) Threshold (6) 820 956-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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BadCatRecord

December 9, 2017
referencing You Are The Music ...We're Just The Band, LP, Album, All, THS-8
Trapeze's third collection found the roster still operating as a trio featuring singer/guitarist Mel Galley, drummer Dave Holland, and singer/bassist Glenn Hughes.  

Having bought a number of Trapeze albums from their latter catalog before this one crossed by turntable, I have to admit to being surprised and impressed by 1972's "You Are the Music, We're Just the Band". Produced by Neil Slaven, I'll readily admit this wasn't a groundbreaking collection, but overlooking the touchy-feely title, anyone who through these guys were a third tier pseudo-progressive outfit was likely to be surprised and impressed by Free-styled blues-rockers like 'Keepin' Time'', 'Way Back To the Bone', and 'Feeling So Much Better Now'.  To my ears, there was only one real mistake; the trying-to-hard rocker 'Feeling So Much Better Now'. Elsewhere, exemplified by 'Coast To Coast' (released as a single) and 'Will Our Love End' made it clear ballads weren't their strength. Still, with bassist Hughes penning the majority of the album, when they stuck to conventional rockers, this was a lean, no-frill set of FM radio rock. Well worth checking out.

"You are the Music, We're Just the Band" track listing: 
(side 1)
1.) Keepin' Time (Mel Galley - T Galley) - 3:42   rating: *** stars
Kicked along by Galley's larynx tearing vocals and Hughes tasteful, multi-tracked country-rock-influenced lead guitar,  'Keepin' Time' was a surprisingly tough, Free-styled blues rocker. As I said earlier, nothing particularly original, or ground breaking, but solid for the whole three and a half minutes with Hughes getting to cut loose at the end. 
2.) Coast To Coast (Glenn Hughes) - 4:02   rating: *** stars
Pretty, if somewhat anonymous country-tinged ballad. Strange comparison, but there was something in Galley's vocal that sounded like he was trotting out his best Stevie Wonder impression. For some reason Threshold decided to release this atypical track as the album's single:

- 1972's 'Coast To Coast' b/w 'Your Love IS Alright' (Threshold catalog number TH 11)   
3.) What Is a Woman's Role (Glenn Hughes) -5:45     rating: **** stars
Bit of Robin Trower in the mix? Impressive, highly melodic mid-tempo rocker that showcased some of Galley's most enjoyable and impressive moves.   
4.) Way Back To the Bone (Glenn Hughes) - 5:30     rating: **** stars
Built on a nifty little funky riff, 'Way Back To the Bone' found the trio returning to Free/Bad Company styled blues-rock. Again, it wasn't the most original tune you've ever heard, almost sounding like an in-studio jam, but once that riff got in your head it was hard to shake it.   

(side 2)
1.) Feeling So Much Better Now (Glenn Hughes) - 2:40   rating: ** stars
The first disappointment - Galley should have known he wasn't capable of hitting those atmospheric notes. The poor guy sound like he was slamming his hand in a car door. Even my cat runs out the door when I play this one.  
2.) Will Our Love End (Glenn Hughes) - 5:07    rating: *** stars
Kind of a supper club sounding ballad that probably would have done well on the singles charts. It also sported Galley's most melodic solos.  
3.) Loser (Mel Galley - T Galley) - 4:45     rating: **** stars
More blues-rock. but sporting the album's best riff ... If I could learn one guitar riff, this one would be in the top-ten running. This was the tune Threshold should have dropped as a single.
4.) You Are the Music (Mel Galley - T Galley) - 5:21    rating: *** stars
The title track was a nice slice of double time boogie rock.    
texquad

texquad

January 7, 2017
referencing You Are The Music...We're Just The Band, CD, Album, RE, CD LEM 4
This Lemon/Cherry Red release is maximized and doesn't run at the proper speed. It plays slightly faster than the original. Maybe that's why I don't see mastering credits.