Walrus (4) ‎– Walrus

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Tracklist

Who Can I Trust? 2:34
Rags And Old Iron
Blind Man
Roadside
Why 4:30
Turning
Woman
Turning (Reprise)
Sunshine Needs Me 3:23
Coloured Rain
Mother's Dead Face In Memoriam
Coloured Rain (Reprise)
Tomorrow Never Comes 3:34

Versions (10)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SML 1072 Walrus (4) Walrus(LP, Album) Deram SML 1072 UK 1970 Sell This Version
SML 1072 Walrus (4) Walrus(LP) Deram SML 1072 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
DL 28 Walrus (4) Walrus(LP, Album) Deram DL 28 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
SRMC 0061 Walrus (4) Walrus(CD, Album, RE) Si-Wan Records SRMC 0061 South Korea 1995 Sell This Version
BR 140 Walrus (4) Walrus(CD, Album, RE) Black Rose Records (2) BR 140 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
UICY-93830 Walrus (4) Walrus(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Deram UICY-93830 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
ECLEC2071 Walrus (4) Walrus(CD, Album, RE, RM) Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2071 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
UICY-93830 Walrus (4) Walrus(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Deram (2) UICY-93830 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
ECLEC2071 Walrus (4) Walrus(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Esoteric Recordings (4) ECLEC2071 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
BR 140 Walrus (4) Walrus(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Black Rose Records (15) BR 140 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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May 25, 2018
referencing Walrus, LP, Album, SML 1072
Only album by British Jazz-Rock octet Walrus, which was one of the first full-blown British Jazz-Rock ensembles modeled after the American counterparts like Blood, Sweat & Tears and Chicago. Although not as sophisticated as If, the other British ensemble following the same path, Walrus was nevertheless quite excellent as well and it is a great pity they didn't manage to record more albums. Formed by bassist Steve Hawthorn, who also wrote the bulk of their material, the band was fronted by vocalist Noel Greenaway and included guitarist John Scates, keyboardist Barry Parfitt and drummer Nick Gabb (or Roger Harrison) as well as a brass section with trumpeter Don Richards (who was also in charge of the brass arrangements), and two saxophonists Roy Voce and Bill Hoad. The music is all original except one track, which is a great cover of a Traffic song, and is all very interesting. In retrospect this is a true gem, which should have done much better than it did at the time and it's a great pleasure to have it back in circulation. Considering the fact that Brass-Rock was relatively rare, this album is a must to every fan of early Jazz-Rock Fusion!