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Free Will-The Tony Caputo Tapes 1971-US Psychedelic Rock-NEW 2LP

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Free Will ‎– The Tony Caputo Tapes 1971
Label:
The Grail Records Production ‎– GRL 303/2
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation, Gatefold
Country:
Italy
Released:
2018
Genre:
Rock
Style:
Prog Rock, Alternative Rock, Blues Rock

 During 1971 Free Will recorded 3 tapes at Dorothy St. Syracuse, New York which were produced by Tony Caputo. This compilation represents the best versions of each song from those tapes.

Ever wonder what this legendary psychedelic band from upstate New York sounded like before RCA got a hold of them? These are the original 4-track demos that led to the 'Whiskey Woman' album. It also includes many songs from the era, that never made it to record.


Tracklist
A1     Treat You Right

    Written By – Doyle, Egosarian

    3:17
A2     Carry Me Home - Take 1#

    Written By – Doyle, Egosarian

    6:10
A3     Can't Judge What You Missed

    Written By – Doyle, Egosarian

    3:47
A4     Someplace Is Something

    Written By – Doyle, Egosarian

    3:39
B1     Walk On

    Written By – McGhee, Terry

    3:01
B2     I'll Be On My Way - Take 1#

    Written By – Free Will

    3:28
B3     Get That Shining Sun

    Written By – Doyle, Egosarian

    3:17
B4     Candy Man

    Written By – Neal

    4:07
C1     Fool For You

    Written By – Charles

    5:52
C2     Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting

    Written By – Mingus

    3:55
C3     Saying It Is Easy

    Written By – Doyle, Egosarian

    3:09
C4     Ramblin'

    Written By – Egosarian

    3:11
C5     Whiskey Woman

    Written By – Doyle, Whiting

    4:40
D1     I'll Be On My Way - Take 2#

    Written By – Free Will

    6:40
D2     Carry My Home - Take 2#

    Written By – Doyle, Egosarian

    6:01
D3     Not Fade Away

    Written By – Hardin, Petty

    2:43
D4     Stop Your Children

    Written By – Doyle, Egosarian

    4:07


Notes
Produced by Giorgio Mangora, Concept Artwork: Giorgio Mangora, Artwork Design: Sarah Mangora, issued under license by Courtesy of Mark Doyle
The Front Sleeve Artwork has been taken from a painting by Alessandra Barucchi


 

Free Will was a legendary band from Upstate New York who formed in 1968 and signed to RCA Records in 1971 after a name change to Jukin’ Bone. Led by vocalist Joe Whiting and lead guitarist Mark Doyle, the band also featured George Egosarian on second guitar, John DeMaso on bass, and Tom Glaister on drums. This was the line-up that recorded their first album for RCA, “Whiskey Woman,” although earlier members included Bill Irvin on rhythm guitar and Barry Maturevitz on bass. By the time of their second lp, “Way Down East,” Tom Glaister had been replaced on drums by two drummers, Danny Coward and Kevin Shwaryk.

Both albums featured original compositions by Whiting, Doyle, and Egosarian in various combinations, and were hailed by Creem magazine as seminal classics of 70's hard rock. While signed to RCA, the band toured with ZZ Top, Freddie King, The Allman Brothers, The Kinks, John Mayall, and Three Dog Night, among others. They disbanded acrimoniously in 1973, although Doyle and Whiting went on to record several fine albums on the Blue Wave label.

That should have been the end of the story, but the band was honored at the Syracuse Area Music Awards in 1993, resulting in them playing together for the first time in 25 years. Never fond of the name that their record company gave them (and all the attendant misery that it grew to represent for them), the boys reclaimed their original name, Free Will, and gathered together every few years to do major outdoor concerts in Syracuse, even putting out a live CD, “Free Will Live On Stage” that captured the band playing all of its classic material at the top of their form.

Most recently, Jukin’ Bone was inducted into the SAMMY’S Hall of Fame in 2017 and have started work on their first new album of original material in 44 years. The band has also signed an exclusive licensing deal with Akarma Records in Italy for the release on high quality vinyl and digital downloads of five albums’ worth of early Free Will titles.
What transpires from this album, besides the psychedelic blues with a touch of jazz and sometimes a component of garage (for example the fantastic arrangement of “River Deep, Mountain High”) is the great technical preparation of the music performers. Listening to these songs today it’s hard to believe that they’ve been recorded in 1969 and what’s even more surprising, in addition to the guitar strings and the beautiful singers voice, is that the arrangements of the songs are perfectly fused into that genre of heavy psychedelia that was all the rage in those years. Maybe Free Will were too ahead of its times?


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