ALVIN LEE – Let It Rock [AirMail Archive Japan miniLP digitally remastered +2] Out Of Print
ALVIN LEE, singer, songwriter, guitarist extraordinaire and leader of the legendary English rock band Ten Years After, has a distinguished solo career. One of you asked for some of his albums, and now we are presenting here “Let It Rock [AirMail Archive Japan miniLP digitally remastered +2]“, Lee’s solo LP from 1978.
While there’s a remastered European release of “Let It Rock”, this out of print Japanese 24-bit digital remastering by AirMail Archive Records is the one to get.
“Let It Rock” is a curious album, mostly for its title, from which you would expect a screaming hard rock or blues rock collection of songs. Instead, you get a very melodic set of laid back tunes with a couple of rockers for good effect.
As proof of its melow essence, the album opens with “Chemicals, Chemistry, Mystery and More,” a bluesy atmospheric semi-ballad.
However, follower “Love the Way You Rock Me” rocks with Lee’s unmistakable riffs and clean vocals which made him famous. “Images Shifting” has some early Eagles on it, and strangely, a guitar work reminiscent of David Gilmour.
Alvin blues roots appear in “Through With Your Lovin'” for a bar-room rocker, then “Time To Meditate” is the proper ballad on the LP with its misty melody and a killer guitar solo.
This Japanese remastered reissue includes 2 bonus tracks; “Snake Jam” and “Break Jam”, which as titles suggest, both feature Lee jammin’ with his skilled musicians and are a must for Alvin fans of his guitar playing. Both are professionally recorded and produced tracks (not demos).
Speaking about production, “Let It Rock” is excellent in this matter, crisp and pristine, and this remastering job enhance all its virtues.
If you are new to Alvin Lee’s solo work, or simply enjoy quality Classic Rock, “Let It Rock [AirMail Archive Japan miniLP digitally remastered +2]” will make your day for sure.
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Air Mail Archive Japan ～ 【AIRAC-1445】
01 – Chemicals, Chemistry, Mystery & More
02 – Love The Way You Rock Me
03 – Ain’t Nobody
04 – Images Shifting
05 – Little Boy
06 – Downhill Lady Racer
07 – World Is Spinning Faster
08 – Through With Your Lovin’
09 – Time To Meditate
10 – Let It Rock
11 – Snake Jam
12 – Break Jam
Vocals, Guitars – Alvin Lee
Bass – Alan Spenner
Keys – Zoot Mooney
Drums – Martin Susswell
Out Of Print