Friday, March 20, 2009

Denny Gerrard - Sinister Morning (uk 1970)

Denny Gerrard - Sinister Morning (uk 1970)

Genre: Pop/Rock
Styles: Folk-Rock, Psychedelic Pop
Member Of: Warm Sounds, Fifth Avenue.
Also Known As: Denver Gerrard

High Tide played as backing band on Denny Gerrard's album Sinister Morning (1970).

01. Native Sun
02. True Believer
03. Hole In My Shadow
04. Last But One
05. Rough Stuff
06. Stop Or Drop It
07. Autum Blewn
08. Eye For Eye
09. Atmosphere

It wasn't long after arriving in the U.K. that South African student Denny Gerrard began making his mark on the music scene. In 1965, Jimmy Page picked him to become one half of the duo the Fifth Avenue, while Rolling Stones' manager Andrew Loog Oldham brought him in as arranger for his project the Variations. Gerrard then linked up with Barry Younghusband, and as Warm Sounds they promptly unleashed the Top 30 hit "Birds and Bees." Swiftly bored with pop the duo soon split, and Gerrard moved into production, overseeing High Tide's critically acclaimed 1969 debut album, Sea Shanties. No surprise then, that when the South African began work on his own debut, self-produced, full-length, High Tide were by his side. However, the resulting album, Sinister Morning, was far more a reflection of Gerrard's vision than Tide's sound. Much of the set has a folkie feel, accentuated by the prolific use of Gerrard's acoustic guitar and harmonica.
The production gives the entire album a warm sound, although on CD it comes across as a tad too pristine. The only flaw within is Gerrard's decision to overutilize layered vocals instead of true harmonies, and paying far less attention to his vocals than he did to the rest of the album's sound. Released on Decca's mid-price imprint Nova, the album surprisingly sank without a track, but swiftly became a much sought-after collector's item. Finally after all these years, Esoteric has now lovingly remastered and reissued this splendid album on CD.
~ by: Jo-Ann Greene (

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