Zephyr. I was eager to purchase that album mainly because I admired Tommy Bolin's playing with Billy Cobham (in the amazing "Spectrum") and with Deep Purple in "Come Taste The Band" (Deep Purple have never been among my favourites-I only liked their MKI albums to be honest). I had also read somewhere that Zephyr were fronted by a female singer whose voice was very much like Janis Joplin's, only louder and harsher.
After the very first spin, I was amazed at the musicianship but disappointed with Candie Givens' voice. She's actually trying too hard to sound like Janis Joplin and the results are...ehm...crap, really. There are songs in which her pretentious falsetto is simply unbearable to listen to. Shame, because the rest of the band really kicks ass playing a blend of blues and hard rock with jazz elements. Anyway, maybe some of you appreciate what I haven't so far. Again, the musicianship level is really high and it's only the vocals that really get on my nerves... I'd like to know if anyone's got a different opinion, actually.
Rip is in 192kbps (sorry for that but I ripped it ages ago, when bitrate was ...a secondary consideration). Sound quality is very good though, don't worry!
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