Free - Free (1969)
Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC | Artwork | 764MB
Rapidshare, Hotfile | Rock | Mid 1970s UK re-press | Island ILPS 9104
Free's second album was recorded with the band itself in considerable turmoil…It was an awkward period that saw both Kossoff and drummer Simon Kirke come close to quitting, an eventuality that only the intervention of label chief Chris Blackwell seems to have prevented. Few of these tensions are evident on the finished album – tribute, again, to Blackwell's powers of diplomacy. He replaced original producer Guy Stevens early into the sessions and, proceeded to coax out an album that stands alongside its predecessor as a benchmark of British blues at the turn of the 1960s.