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2012 repress with original pasted ultra thick hardboard sleeve"
One of the hidden jewels of British prog, led by the prominent Hammond playing of Dave Lawson (soon to be of Greenslade). Blues / jazz-laced prog in the vein of Cressida and Titus Groan also featuring the sax and flutes of Tom Harris. The opening track, "Concerto For Bedsprings", is a 4-part suite that travels through rock and jazz territory, followed by the slow and dramatic disco title track "I Spider"; the use of Mellotron, sax and organ on "Love You" brings King Crimson to mind, "Ymphasomniac" is percussion dominated instrumental track bring to mind the best Gentle Giant; and Dave Lawson's jazzy vocals & excellent Hammond playing on "Always I Wait". Fans of Colosseum, Gentle Giant, Van Der Graaf Generator, Titus Groan, Cressida, etc. will find what they're looking for, but WEB are no copy cats. They are innovators of the genre; after this album, they changed their name to Samurai (1971) and go on to make another great album, recently reissued by Akarma.
Track listing - Side A: 1.Concerto For Bedsprings including: a. I Can't Sleep b. Sack Song c. Peaceful Sleep d. You Can Keep The Good Life e. Loner 2. I Spider Side B: 1. Love You 2. Ymphasomniac 3. Always I Want"