Esperanto - Esperanto Rock Orchestra (UK)

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Band/Record: Esperanto - Esperanto Rock Orchestra

Label/Matrix: UK 1973 A&M AMLH 68175 with A1/B1

Condition Record/Sleeve: Mint-/EX+

Extra Info: Fantastic Album !! Original UK press LP on A&M ...  WOW ... minty dream audio, top copy .... pretty little masterwork

~~ Even those unfamiliar with Esperanto Rock Orchestra will likely find something strangely familiar with their sound, although exactly what that is may be difficult to pinpoint. Hard to believe one of the main singers on this debut record (Glenn Shorrock). The rest of the multinational lineup were relative unknowns, although cellist Timothy Kraemer had managed to land an appearance with the monster assemblage known as Centipede during their epic 1970-71 recording sessions for 'Septober Energy'. And several of the female backing singers had also backed Al Stewart; two of them would score a minor UK hit in 1974 by covering an old Phil Spector tune under the name of The Hooter Sisters.

Esperanto drew their name from their varied nationalities, ranging from England to the U.S. to Italy to New Zealand and Australia, although the band itself was formed by a Belgian and was briefly based out of that country before traveling to England in search of a record deal. This, their debut album, featured a large cast including at least three different lead singers, although the lineup would prove to be fluid both during the recording sessions and throughout the band's brief career.

On their debut album there is a great exploration of violin and cello featured by the band. It's become the band's trade mark: rock music with violin and cello. Most songs performed here are - as the name implies - a straight forward, simple structure rock music, and sometimes pop music. But again, with the right perspective, it is a great overall. Why is this album so overlooked ... ??

€30,00