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1. Cakewalk 2. Feathered Friends 3. Catalan 4. No Room-But A View 5. Large Afternoon 6. Sundance
 7. Wherever I Go 8. On Suite 9. In The Night 10. Bedside Manners Are Extra 11. Joie de Vivre
12. Spirit Of Dances

“When I was fifty, my wife had arranged a surprise birthday party for me and invited all the members of both Colosseum and Greenslade,” Dave explains. “By the end of the night we had decided to reform Colosseum and we did a big reunion tour. But I found myself signing loads of Greenslade albums and people were asking when that band was going to reform. So I thought well, why not?”

Although original drummer Andrew McCullough had effectively retired from music (now owning a Greek yacht charter company), and Dave Lawson was otherwise engaged in writing movie scores, Tony Reeves re-joined Dave Greenslade in the heart of the reformed band. A new drummer Chris Cozens was recruited for a new studio album, with John Young (ex-Asia) handling keyboards and vocals. John Trotter was added to the line-up, replacing Cozens for the live dates.

“This time around I’ve found a fantastic singer in John Young,” enthuses Dave. “The feel of the band has moved on again, as, with no disrespect to the other guys, I didn’t want to get stuck in the seventies.”

Particularly pleasing for the band was the fact that the newer material seamlessly mixed in with the older, landmark songs when performed live as Dave explains. “A lot of people who didn’t know the band couldn’t tell which pieces had been written in the seventies. This was because we had a fresh approach to playing the old stuff, such as ‘Feathered Friends’, and it all blended together well. Plus I don’t use Mellotrons that kept going out of tune and they were notorious. As soon as it got hot on stage you would have to re-tune it every ten minutes!”

Recorded in 2001, this CD captures one of this countries finest exponents of a more cerebral rock approach once againenchanting the crowds. And with a new studio album set to be recorded next year, the story of Greenslade is one that is set to continue for some time yet . . .



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