- Format: CD
- Label: Radioactive
- Genre: Progressive
Released on the RCA subsidiary Neon in 1971, the Riley, Riley, Wood &
Waggett album by UK outfit Shape of the Rain is a wonderful example
of American West Coast meets British psych/progressive to create a
sound and feel all of its own. It's subtle rhythms, 12 string & slide guitars
plus excellent harmonies, make it one of the most enduring albums of its
time. No doubt about it, it's a charming album!
The band had actually been around since the early 60's perfecting their
songwriting and recording skills, but it wasn't until the late 60's that
people finally began to take notice when they secured gigs at such
venues as The Marquee, The Cavern and Manchester's Hard Rock
among others. Support slots too were impressive, Pink Floyd, Jethro
Tull, Fleetwood Mac, Free, and their heroes, Arthur Lee's Love. T h e y
continued performing and recording right up until 1973, but nothing else
was released, and the band split up.
Despite not achieving mainstream success at the time, the band are
now held in high regard by critics and collectors alike, and this
Radioactive reissue is timely. Don't miss the chance this time around.
Sit back, press play and enjoy! It's that easy!
4. Wasting My Time
5. Rockfield Roll
7. Dusty Road
8. Willowing Trees
9. I'll Be There
10. Broken Man