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Old 06-04-2011, 09:51 PM
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I know a lot of people in this forum have pretty much all the albums that are relevant to the members of this era, but I'm hoping that there are a few lurkers out there that don't.

If memory serves me right, this was originally released as just Head West, and then the title changed to capitalise on Bob's fame to "Bob Welch with Head West". Bob's contribution to this album is minimal in terms of vocals (just the one track) but it is interesting nonetheless for the completist.

For further info on this one - http://discog.fleetwoodmac.net/discog.php?pid=383

To download - http://www.mediafire.com/?rpmtalekkqp7fm0

So, once you have downloaded this album and listened to it (and this is the tricky part ) please come back to this thead and talk about the album and what you think about it. For those who actually have the album already, what do you think about it?

Personally I'm not a big fan of soul music but even I find this album quite listenable. I'd suspect that it isn't the sort of music you'd find the youth of today listening to any more than you'd find them listening to a James Brown album. Sadly we can't really help the decline in musical stardards of today's artists can we?

Sadly the only song with Welch on lead vocals "Someday" is one of the two tracks I don't like off the album (the other being the instrumental "Attention").

Finally are there other out of print albums by other FM members that anyone out there is wanting?
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:27 AM
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I know a lot of people in this forum have pretty much all the albums that are relevant to the members of this era, but I'm hoping that there are a few lurkers out there that don't.

If memory serves me right, this was originally released as just Head West, and then the title changed to capitalise on Bob's fame to "Bob Welch with Head West". Bob's contribution to this album is minimal in terms of vocals (just the one track) but it is interesting nonetheless for the completist.

For further info on this one - http://discog.fleetwoodmac.net/discog.php?pid=383

To download - http://www.mediafire.com/?rpmtalekkqp7fm0

So, once you have downloaded this album and listened to it (and this is the tricky part ) please come back to this thead and talk about the album and what you think about it. For those who actually have the album already, what do you think about it?

Personally I'm not a big fan of soul music but even I find this album quite listenable. I'd suspect that it isn't the sort of music you'd find the youth of today listening to any more than you'd find them listening to a James Brown album. Sadly we can't really help the decline in musical stardards of today's artists can we?

Sadly the only song with Welch on lead vocals "Someday" is one of the two tracks I don't like off the album (the other being the instrumental "Attention").

Finally are there other out of print albums by other FM members that anyone out there is wanting?
Thanks for the download link to this. I'll check it out! I do need mp3 files for Danny Kirwan: Second Chapter. I have the LP, but nothing to play it on! Same problem for Jeremy Spencer Band: Flee.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:05 PM
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Thanks for the download link to this. I'll check it out! I do need mp3 files for Danny Kirwan: Second Chapter. I have the LP, but nothing to play it on! Same problem for Jeremy Spencer Band: Flee.
Second Chapter I'm not sure if that is commercially available but Flee certainly is (hence I can't post it here for you).
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:15 AM
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Second Chapter I'm not sure if that is commercially available but Flee certainly is (hence I can't post it here for you).
I thought Flee was out of print! My mistake!
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:58 PM
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There was a band called Head East. Head West?? Never heard of 'em.
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There was a band called Head East. Head West?? Never heard of 'em.
Never heard of Head East, and from looking them up it sounds like they were not very well-known outside the midwestern US, so that explains it. I would never have heard of Head West either if it hadn't been for the Bob Welch connection - probably few if any of us would have heard of them otherwise. But considering that connection, I'm surprised you hadn't heard of them before.

FWIW, there are links to downloads for many rare albums and singles by Fleetwood Mac members on this blog:
http://fleetwoodmacmusic.blogspot.com/

I see that the blog itself is no longer active but it looks like many of the links still work.
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"Never Been Any Reason" was Head East's biggest hit from 1975 . I still hear it on classic rock stations here in NY every so often. Funny, I always thought it was Styx and just discover a few months back that it wasn't. Shame on me! The singer sounds like Tommy Shaw to me.


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"Never Been Any Reason" was Head East's biggest hit from 1975 .
Thanks for the link, joe. I've never heard this before, and personally, I can't say that I was missing anything.
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Never heard of Head East, and from looking them up it sounds like they were not very well-known outside the midwestern US, so that explains it. I would never have heard of Head West either if it hadn't been for the Bob Welch connection - probably few if any of us would have heard of them otherwise. But considering that connection, I'm surprised you hadn't heard of them before.

FWIW, there are links to downloads for many rare albums and singles by Fleetwood Mac members on this blog:
http://fleetwoodmacmusic.blogspot.com/

I see that the blog itself is no longer active but it looks like many of the links still work.
Plus as that was my blog, if they don't work, I'm right here!
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I've listened to the album. The instrumentation is good. Most of the songs are fine-typical songs for the time period. I like 'Hurry Up', 'Someday', 'Straight Down', and 'Starchild'. I wish Bob had more lead vocals on this.
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I've listened to the album. The instrumentation is good. Most of the songs are fine-typical songs for the time period. I like 'Hurry Up', 'Someday', 'Straight Down', and 'Starchild'. I wish Bob had more lead vocals on this.
I know - that is perhaps the one disappointment, although it is still a good album in its own right.
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I know - that is perhaps the one disappointment, although it is still a good album in its own right.
I agree that the album as a whole is a solid album. Other than the lack of more Bob lead vocals, it sounds how I figured it would sound.
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Plus as that was my blog, if they don't work, I'm right here!
Cool, chriskisn - that does make it convenient!
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Thanks for the link, joe. I've never heard this before, and personally, I can't say that I was missing anything.
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"Never Been Any Reason" was Head East's biggest hit from 1975 .

i LOVE this song!!!
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Does anybody have Seven Souls, or the first two Weston solo albums from the late '70s/early '80s?
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