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Reviews of releases for 1972

Nirvana - Songlife (Six Album Archive)

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The late 60s saw such an explosion of creativity and innovation in music that it’s almost incomprehensible by today’s standards. Musicians all around the world were reaching out in all...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2021-03-21)

Mouvements - Mouvements

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In 1972 Swiss avant-garde guitarist Christian Oestreicher gathered some friends from the jazz-rock scene, among them Jean-François Boillat, Blaise Català, and Jerry Chardonnens, in a...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-09-12)

Spirit - It Shall Be - The Ode & Epic Recordings 1968-1972

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Subtitled The Ode & Epic Recordings 1968-1972, this five disc set in a clamshell box pretty much covers the formative years of one of the finest and most eclectic bands of the late 60s...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-07-02)

Tony, Caro & John - All on the First Day

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The original 1972 private LP pressing of All on the First Day (only 99 copies with spray painted cover) by the psychedelic folk trio of Tony Doré, Carolyn Doré, and John...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2017-12-27)

Herbie Hancock - Crossings

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I spent some time last year going through The Complete Columbia Albums Collection of Herbie Hancock. I bought it hoping that there would be some gems I didn't know about after...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-11-02)

Gentle Giant - Three Piece Suite

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The first three Gentle Giant albums occupy a spot in the history of progressive rock that illustrates the transition from 60s psychedelic rock to full-fledged avant-prog. While the band’s...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2017-10-24)

Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Volume Eleven 9/27/72

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I had a tradition for a long time after clicking with the Grateful Dead of playing a show every Sunday. This created a very strong impression on me of a sort of "deep time" vibe with...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-10-12)

Grateful Dead - Dave's Picks Volume 11: Century II Convention Hall, Wichita, KA 11/17/72

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Easily the best show in the Dave's Picks series so far and a pick from the winter tour which hasn't been nearly as well documented on official releases or the trading circuit as the rest of...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-10-12)

Genesis - Foxtrot

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Now if there could be any album on my third-tier list that might be there for its lifetime achievement award it would probably be Foxtrot, although maybe that would be a close second to...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-09-21)

Heat Exchange - Reminiscence

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The Heat Exchange were a band from Toronto that began to generate some interest in the late 60s. They played a number of concerts and were pursued by RCA and eventually signed with Yorkville...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-08-24)
 

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