Alvin Lee & Mylon Lefevre - On The Road To Freedom

Band/Record: Alvin Lee & Mylon Lefevre - On The Road To Freedom

Label/Matrix: NL 1973 Chrysalis 5C 062 95033

Condition Record/Sleeve: Mint-/EX+

Extra Info: Fantastic Album !! Original Dutch 1st press LP on Chrysalis .. minty dream audio ... .top copy !! AMAZING ALBUM .. .

~~ Not your hard driving Alvin Lee you are used to! This album is a creative mixture of Country Rock, Blues and Bluesrock from the early 70's. Hooking up with American gospel singer Mylon Le Fevre, Lee served up helpings of more textured music than TYA. Even overt rockers like 'Riffin' and 'Fallen Angel' exhibit a more "roots-rock" sound than such songs as '50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain'. Using the talents of many big names (including George Harrison and several 'Traffic' members), the result is more varied and intricate than previous works. Even his blistering guitar work shows more finesse than usual with TYA's releases.

In my opinion, one of Alvin Lee's best songs (maybe his very best) is the titular 'On the Road to Freedon'; with Mylon Le Fevre providing only backing vocals on this track, it effectively is Alvin Lee and Traffic (Steve Winwood on piano, Jim Capaldi on drums and Rebob on congas). Truly amazing song (check youtube)  Searing guitar, solid drumming, tasteful piano, a rousing melody and Lee's vocals never sounding better. It's nice to have this release available after so long.