Monday, October 20, 2008

Alvin Lee and Mylon LeFevre's (1973) On the Road to Freedom is the Best Album I Have Heard All Year

Why do i love music so much ? For the experience of finding music that I completely fall in love with, music that captures the emotions and you have to tell people about.

This happened to me again this week when i heard Alvin Lee and Mylon LeFevre's 1973 album, On the Road to Freedom, an album that has as its guest the likes of George Harrison, Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Mick Fleetwood, and Ron Wood

Why had I never even heard of it before ? It's a true beauty, up there with anything by Gram Parsons, a brilliant example of the laid back majesty of country rock

The combination of guitar-master Alvim Lee (Ten Years After), once backslidden gospel singer Lefevre (he played with none other than Eric Clapton, Elton John, Duane Allman, Berry Oakley, Little Richard, the Who, Yes, Ten Years After, Rick Derringer, Traffic, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Charlie Daniels, Tina Turner, Willie Nelson, Mick Fleetwood, Mountain in his time) and guests makes for an album that deserves its place well up the list in the Rolling Stones top 500.

Mylon is an interesting story in rock; his first album, Mylon (1970) was country gospel, brilliant, he son befriended all those evil rock stars and ended up a massive drug addict on the verge of destruction, before turning his back on rock for The Lord in 1980.

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