See also MAGGIE BELL
Live Crows 1972-1973
Radio Sessions 1969-72
"Live In Montreux 1972" (SJPCD116)
This live recording, taken from the personal archives of vocalist Maggie Bell, catches Stone the Crows at the height of their powers This phenomenal band were one of the best British Blues Rock groups of the era and this wonderful live recording captures them in all their glory and is an indispensable piece of Rock history
Steve Ward, Classic Rock Society
the vibe that emanates from these brain-scorching fifty-plus minutes provides enough joy for any fan of mind-expanding, psychedelic blues-rock fever.
Jeff Monk, Mohair Sweets (June
the protracted playing time was another sign of the times back then. No band worth their bell bottoms would bring in a number under six minutes long It takes some staying power to see this all the way through but it's worth the effort.
Tony Shevlin, East Anglian Daily
Times (July 27 2002)
Progressive Rock rules OK, well it did back when this album came out and this is a shining example of the art I have to say this is an exceptional piece of work, a lot of it sounds like jamming, especially on the twenty-one minute cover of Bob Dylan's Hollis Brown. Leslie (Harvey) was a master of what he did and was a sad loss, but I am elated that this album has finally seeen the light of day, it's outstanding.
Modern Dance, Issue 43 (January
Crows fans will clamour for this set Thank you Angel Air for uncovering this gem.
Blues Matters (May 2003)
Live Crows 1972-1973 (SJPCD272)
Montreux Festival has
always been a place for many a great performance, and this one is no
exclusion, having caught this magnificient British quintet at their
deliciously rawest. Nobody knew then that by May Leslie Harvey, whose thick
guitar slices drive this concert on, would be gone for ever. If not for the
fatal electrocution, he may well have turned into a player of much large
calibre. Harvey's mastery of the instrument shines in "Love", the band
opting for the set comprised of material from the "Ode To John Law" album,
more familiar to the audience than songs from the current "Teenage Licks".
They're firing on all
cylinders, and play with lots of light and shade...
Formed in Glasgow in
1969 Stone The Crows were fronted by Maggie Bell, playing blues rock they
were mentored by Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant and released 4 albums
before splitting up in 1972.
for 30+ years old material is good...
...a taste of the clatter and intensity of the Glaswegian combo in full flight...a characteristically smouldering blend of blues-fuelled rocking...
Steve Caseman, RocknReel (October 2008)
STONE THE CROWS Radio Sessions 1969-72 (SJPCD299)
For gutsy blues music you'll need to go a long way to hear someone better than Stone The Crows
Martin Hutchinson, The Bolton News (May 2009)
...these 19 tracks come together as the fullest collection spanning the whole of the Glaswegian finest's existence and presenting each of their line-ups. *****
www.dmme.net (June 2009)
Classic Rock Society (June 2009)
There isn't one ounce of filler to be found anywhere on these two discs...
Ryan Sparks, Classic Rock Revisted (June 2009)
CD collection contains a number of radio sessions throughout the band's
career, with disc 1 covering 1969-'70 and disc 2 1971- '72. As you would
expect from a collection like this, there are a couple of tracks that are
repeated but this takes nothing away from the quality of the performances.
Nikk Gunns, www.getreadytorock.com (June 2009)
...brings together all the extant radio sessions...Fine performances of
songs such as 'Penicillin Blues', 'On the Highway' and 'Raining In Your
Heart' are given an airing alongside a typically muscular cover of Dylan's
'Ballad Of Hollis Brown'.
The first CD and the first tracks on the second are the prime exhibits here, featuring the band's original lineup.
www.maelstrom.nu (October 2009)