miércoles, 31 de agosto de 2011

COLD BLOOD - SISYPHUS Edición Remasterizada Japonesa con portada original


Sisyphus – El Segundo disco de Cold Blood, lanzado por la firma del sello de Bill Graham de San Francisco, fue un cambio a un sonido más agresivo y funky. Tomaron partes de todos sus contemporaneos del area de la bahia, así como de sus compañeros de sello (Tower of Power) Sisyphus suena mas completo comparado con el disco debut de 1969. Aquí le meten material original ya que cinco de sus seis temas son de la banda. Desde la primera rola instrumental “Shop Talk”, en la que se ve que el cambio de dirección musical es evidente. Este sonido muestra a toda la banda, incluyendo a la vocalista Lydia Pense y su reciente adquisición Sandy McKee (en la bataca). Esta canción cuenta con la ayuda del miembro de Santana José Chepito Areas en las congas y timbales. Los chidos ritmos son apuntados atinadamente y obstruyen menos, especialmente en la entrada a “Funky on My Back”, una de las composiciones definitivas de Cold Blood. Remarcada con la dramática y sensual voz de Lydia Pense nos recuerda el estilo medio soul del primer álbum. La siguiente rola es un cover de “Your Good Thing” con los coros de las Pointer Sisters. El segundo lado del disco de buenas rolas “Too Many People”, “Understanding”, y “I Can’t Say”, la cual es la rola mas rocanrolera con vocales del baterista McKee. Esta rola termina sonando como a Santana de los comienzos. Bueno espero que les guste, es una edición remasterizada japonesa, el sonido es muy bueno

Sisyphus -- Cold Blood's second release for Bill Graham's San Francisco label -- was a shift to a more aggressive and decidedly funkier sound. Taking their cues from their Bay Area contemporaries and label mates Tower of Power, Sisyphus is a much more cohesive and concentrated effort compared to their 1969 eponymous debut. The infusion of strong original material certainly did not hurt either -- as five of the disc's six tracks are credited as original band compositions. From the opening edgy/up-tempo instrumental "Shop Talk," the change in Cold Blood's direction is evident. This extended jam showcases the entire ensemble -- sans vocalist Lydia Pense -- including the band's latest addition, Sandy McKee (drums/percussion). The track also features notable assistance from original Santana band member José “Chepito” Areas (congas/timbales). The driving rhythms are punctuated by the three-piece brass section, whose contributions are infinitely less obtrusive, especially during the dramatic segue into "Funky on My Back" -- one of Cold Blood's most definitive compositions. Highlighted by Pense's dramatic and sensual vocals, the track recalls the laid-back, soulful style of their first album. The next song is the cover of "Your Good Thing" , which also features background vocals from the Pointer Sisters. The second half of Sisyphus consists of up-tempo groovers "Too Many People," "Understanding," and "I Can't Stay," which is not only the hardest-rocking track on the disc, it also features a lead vocal from percussionist McKee. The song actually comes off sounding like an early Santana cut rather than anything else on the album.

Temas:

01. Shop Talk
02. Funky On My Back
03. Your Good Thing
04. Understanding
05. I Can't Stay
06. Too Many People

Personal: Sandy McKee (vocals, drums, percussion); Lydia Pense (vocals); Danny Hull (flute, tenor saxophone); Jerry Jonutz (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); Mic Gillette (trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone); Larry Jonutz (trumpet, trombone); Carl Leach, David Padron (trumpet); Raul Matute (piano, organ); Rod Ellicott (percussion); June Pointer, Anita Pointer, Bonnie Pointer (background vocals).

link: http://www.4shared.com/file/_6KXYmvb/Cold_Blood_-_Sisyphus__US_1970.html