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Terry Reid - Self Titled (1969)

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Terry Reid - Self Titled (1969)
Rock | MP3 @320 kbps |116 mb | Front Cover

Reid's initial pair of albums are very similar, and it's really a toss-up as to which one is better. If either rates a slight edge, it would be Terry Reid, as it finds his songwriting skills slightly more developed. The Donovan influence is again apparent on the cover of the Scotsman's "Superlungs My Supergirl," and "Stay with Me Baby" is another well-done blue-eyed soul showcase. As a songwriter, Reid still had a way to go, sounding better on the gentler, folkier numbers than the all-out power trio numbers. Such unfulfilled promise was understandable to a degree, as Reid was not yet 20 when this was released; unfortunately, he would never significantly expand on the promise of his first two LPs. The CD reissue on BGO adds four bonus cuts from the two rare non-LP singles he recorded in 1967 and 1968, prior to the issue of Bang, Bang You're Terry Reid.Review by Richie Unterberger(allmusic.com)

Tracklist:

1. Superlungs My Supergirl (2:42)
2. Silver White Light (2:55)
3. July (3:33)
4. Marking Time (3:47)
5. Stay With Me Baby (4:12)
6. Highway 61 Revisited/Friends (8:00)
7. May Fly (3:43)
8. Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace (4:25)
9. Rich Kid Blues (4:15)
10. The Hand Don't Fit the Glove (2:57)
11. This Time (1:52)
12. Better by Far (3:30)
13. Fire's Alive (2:54)

Enjoy it!