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    BloodrockPassage

    Label:Capitol Records – SW-11109
    Format:
    Vinyl, LP, Album
    Country:US
    Released:
    Genre:Rock
    Style:Prog Rock, Classic Rock

    Tracklist

    A1Help Is On The Way
    Written-ByRick Cobb, Steve Hill (6)
    4:28
    A2Scottsman3:40
    A3Juice
    Written-BySteve Hill (6), Warren Ham
    3:32
    A4The Power
    Written-ByMike Pietzsch (2)
    4:18
    A5Life Blood5:33
    B1Days And Nights
    Written-BySteve Hill (6), Warren Ham
    7:50
    B2Lost Fame
    Written-BySteve Hill (6), Warren Ham
    4:15
    B3Thank You Daniel Ellsberg
    Written-ByRick Cobb, Steve Hill (6)
    3:08
    B4Fantasy
    Written-BySteve Hill (6), Warren Ham
    5:16
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    Other Versions (5 of 20)View All

    Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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    Passage (LP, Album)Capitol Records1C 062-81 268Germany1972
    New Submission
    Passage (LP, Album)Capitol RecordsE-SW 11109UK1972
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    Passage (LP, Album)Capitol RecordsSW-11109Canada1972
    Passage (LP, Album)Capitol RecordsSW-11109Canada1972
    Recently Edited
    Passage (LP, Album, Club Edition, Superior Records Pressing)Capitol RecordsSW-611109US1972

    Reviews

    nopussyfooting's avatar
    Such a strange album. It's not the worst album I've ever heard by any means, but after listening, it begs the question : why did Capitol okay this album release? Did they hear it and thing they'd cash in on prog rock popularity? Because surely the American (Texas) fans of Bloodrock's heavy downer rock weren't thrilled with this new sound. If this was intended for the prog-head, it surely failed miserably, as the prog flourishes are pace-male and quite cheesy. It's as if the band said "right here let's sound like Tull", "okay here let's use an ELP type synth fill."
    I love prog, but this just isn't good in terms of prog.
    The band didn't totally abandon their hard rock roots for this record, but with 2 key members out of the band, it just isn't the same Bloodrock.
    In all honesty I do enjoy some of the record, most notably the track "Juice".

    But possibly the weirdest thing about this album is that the band ends up producing a sound that predates, and sounds eerily similar to the first Kansas albums. No, not the violin, but the tempo of the tracks and a similar vocal pitch make Kansas an immediate comparison. Truly makes me wonder if this mess of an album rubbed off on the great Kansas during their infancy. I can't say I'd be surprised, as they and Bloodrock occupied a similar region of the country.

    Side note: really sweet looking album cover on this one. Great colors and a fun one to explore.