Label: Polydor - 184 165 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: Italy • Genre: Rock • Style: Psychedelic Rock
The album was produced by the Who 's manager Kit Lambert with associate production by Pete Townshend. The album was released in the US in September.
Early North American copies of the album, while distributed by Atlantic, bore the Track Records imprint; later pressings were released on the Bags - Public Image Ltd.* - Cassette label proper. The album peaked at No. The album's first single, " Fire ," was a global success, reaching No. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown was the only album released by the band during its active tenure, and features the band's core members Arthur Brown vocalsVincent Crane organ, piano and vibesand Drachen Theaker drums.
Bass guitar, where used, was provided by Nick Greenwood; session drummer John Marshall replaced Theaker on two selections. While the latter were done for tactical reasons, Brown's opinion is that the overdubs add to the album's overall presentation, replacing visuals and costume changes he would have employed in live performance to achieve dramatic effect.
Considered a classic of the lates psychedelic scene and a significant influence on progressive rockThe Crazy World of Arthur Brown included a full album side of original Ive Got Money - The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown focused on the horrors of Hellincluding Brown's signature song "Fire" which showcased Crane's organ and brass arrangement as well as Brown's powerful, wide-ranging operatic voice.
Following the success of the single "Fire," the press One Of These Days - Pink Floyd - Meddle often refer to Brown as "The God of Hellfire" in reference to the opening shouted line of the song.
The album was released exclusively in stereo in North America, except for mono promotional-only copies, but both monophonic and stereo versions were available in the UK. In a interview, Brown explained that Lambert added brass and strings overdubs at Atlantic's request, to mask perceived deficiencies in the percussion tracks:.
We had recorded the whole album with just bass, drums, keyboard, and myself. Kit took it over to America, and Atlantic Records said 'Crazy stuff! But, uh, the drummer can't keep time' Kit had recorded it on four-track; he'd recorded the drums and the keyboard on the same track.
I said, 'We can't possibly redo it all' Dub some strings on it. Kit took two weeks, probably fourteen hours a day to mix it He got about four minutes into Ive Got Money - The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown acetate, and Drachen leapt across the room, took it off the turntable, smashed it on the wall.
Because his drums were buried. The album was reissued on CD inincluding the songs from side one of the original LP in both monaural and stereo.
The monaural version of side one of the album is from an Uriah Heep - Walking Your Shadow alternate mix made before the brass and strings were overdubbed, not from the monaural version of the album.
AllMusic gave a positive retrospective review of the album, remarking that "Though a bit over the top, this album was still powerful and surprisingly melodic, and managed to be quite bluesy and soulful From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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