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WaterlooFirst Battle

Genre:Rock
Style:Hard Rock, Prog Rock
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Tracklist

Meet Again3:03
Why May I Not Know3:08
Tumblin' Jack2:34
Black Born Children3:43
Life2:47
Problems2:59
Why Don't You Follow Me3:30
Guy In The Neighbourhood2:54
Lonesome Road2:49
Diary Of An Old Man10:58

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    Cover of First Battle, 1970, VinylFirst Battle
    LP, Album
    Disques Vogue – CLPVB 016, Disques Vogue – CLPVB. 016Belgium1970Belgium1970
    New Submission
    Cover of First Battle, 1999, CDFirst Battle
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Musea – FGBG 4281.ARFrance1999France1999
    Recently Edited
    Cover of First Battle, 2001, VinylFirst Battle
    Album, LP, Unofficial Release, Reissue
    Thorns Backtrack Archive Series – WS 301 50Austria2001Austria2001
    New Submission
    Cover of First Battle, 2009, VinylFirst Battle
    LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo
    Guerssen – GUESS061Spain2009Spain2009
    Recently Edited
    Cover of First Battle, 2009, CDFirst Battle
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Guerssen – GUESSCD030Europe2009Europe2009
    New Submission
    Cover of First Battle, 2010, CDFirst Battle
    CD, Album, Reissue, Papersleeve
    MALS – MALS 333Russia2010Russia2010
    New Submission
    Cover of First Battle, 2017, VinylFirst Battle
    LP, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release, Stereo
    Absinthe Records – ARLP 509Europe2017Europe2017
    New Submission
    Cover of First Battle, 2017, CDFirst Battle
    CD, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release, Stereo
    Eclipse Records (26) – ECL 1017Germany2017Germany2017
    Recently Edited
    Cover of First Battle, 2024, VinylFirst Battle
    LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo
    Guerssen – GUESS246Spain2024Spain2024
    New Submission
    Cover of First Battle, 2024-02-16, VinylFirst Battle
    LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Stereo, Green & Blue
    Guerssen – GUESS246Spain2024Spain2024
    New Submission
    Cover of First Battle, , CDFirst Battle
    CD, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
    Guerssen (2) – GUESSCD030RussiaRussia
    New Submission

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    • ROCK-MUSIC-STORE's avatar
      It is considered to be one of the best European progressive albums of the 70s. English vocals.
      • alexanderkingtickle's avatar
        I'm looking for a copy of this Waterloo boot, if anyone has it reach out!
        • trauermantel's avatar
          trauermantel
          Great and superb songwriting from start to finish, not a single weak track here, everything fits perfectly well, sublime chord-progressions and modulations, lots of highly attractive minor-key turns.
          "Why may I not know" ("... my mother's name") is simply stunning, highly melodious, with thick and heavy riffs, tight organ-guitar-interplay, it's sheer power and heavy with thick bass! Remeniscent of Writing on the wall, to my ears. I always repeat this special song when I play the record (like in this very moment, still sounds clean though, not ruined yet after all those years, haha! ). The final long track is also a great one. "... start kissing the sun".
          Also of interest is the fact that the cover backside gives almost no infos/credits, except for song-titles.
          • werner-huber's avatar
            werner-huber
            Had a chance to buy a copy a few years back but passed. Needless to say I'm still looking. Hence, if somebody has a copy (original) I am interested....!
            • KinesisCD's avatar
              KinesisCD
              Edited one year ago
              This is the CD reissue (+ 6 bonus tracks) of the 1970 sole album from a Belgian band that played organ-dominated proto-prog comparable to Raw Material, Gracious, early Jethro Tull, or Beggars Opera. The line-up was vocals (in English), flute, bass, guitar, keys, and drums. From the music, you’d never know Waterloo wasn’t a UK band. Because the master tapes were lost, the CD was taken from vinyl, but audio restoration was performed in a professional studio in 1999.
              • KinesisCD's avatar
                KinesisCD
                Edited one year ago
                This is the CD reissue (+ 6 bonus tracks) of the 1970 sole album from a Belgian band that played organ-dominated proto-prog comparable to Raw Material, Gracious, early Jethro Tull, or Beggars Opera. The line-up was vocals (in English), flute, bass, guitar, keys, and drums. From the music, you’d never know Waterloo wasn’t a UK band. Because the master tapes were lost, the CD was taken from vinyl, but audio restoration was performed in a professional studio in 1999.
                • ..dja's avatar
                  ..dja
                  I've not heard an original but this bootleg sounds great.
                  • Beautiful Belgian obscure psych/prog here. There's tonnes of hammond organ and guitar soloing. Whilst this album does not appear to possess a progressive concept story, the song writing is immaculate, catchy, and outright fun. Not a minute drags by, there's no cheese, and the band of course utilise a plethora of psychedelic effects. My favourite track has to be the second, 'Why I may not know', with feedback over vocals, bluesy guitar, epic organ and, a flute. For those who can't track down the album, the compilation Circus Days: Pop Psych Obscurities 1966-1972 (2010) coincidentally possesses 'Why May I Not know' in its full glory. It'll certainly provide one with a taster of what to expect.

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