The album "Mainhorse" opens with (how original) the song "Introduction": fluent 'heavy progressive' with floods of Hammond organ and fiery electric guitarplay, the sound has echoes from ATOMIC ROOSTER, THE NICE and early DEEP PURPLE. The following "Passing Years" is a slow, bluesy like song with mellow organ and a bit melancholic vocals.
Mainhorse is a music studio album recording by MAINHORSE (Symphonic Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1971 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. 1. Introduction (5:09) 2. Passing Years (3:55) 3. Such a Beautiful Day (4:44) 4. Pale Sky (10:17) 5. Basia (5:32) 6. More Tea Vicar (3:33) 7. God (10:31).
For years I mentioned Mainhorse and all I get was a blank expression, even if they knew who Patrick Moraz was, many seem to get the impression Refugee was the first band he recorded with. Which isn't true, as Mainhorse released a self-entitled album in 1971 on Polydor. This album is some really high-energy progressive rock, showing Patrick Moraz's keyboard skills right from the get-go.
Mainhorse was a progressive rock band in the beginning of the 70's. They recorded one (self titled) album, which was released 1971. It remained unnoticed and when success failed Mainhorse disbanded soon. Mainhorse were: Patrick Moraz (keyboards) Peter Lockett (lead guitar, violin and vocals) Jean Ristori (bass, cello and vocals) Bryson Graham (drums and percussion). Later drummer Bryson Graham went to play with Gary Wright and Spooky Tooth.
Title : Mainhorse Artist : Mainhorse Type : Studio Album Released : 22nd May, 1971 Recorded : Length : Label : Polydor Producer : Mainhorse. Mainhorse is the first and only album by Mainhorse. It was released in 1971. Passing Years (3:51). Such A Beautiful Day (4:39). More Tea Vicar (10:11). Patrick Moraz - Organ, Piano, Glockenspiel, Klaviosynthesiser, Vocals. Peter Lockett - Guitar, Vocals. Jean Ristori - Bass, Cello, Vocals.
Album Name Mainhorse. Labels Time Wave Music. Music StyleHard Rock. Members owning this album1.
The Mainhorse album is a historical album, as this was the earliest album Moraz recorded. It falls short of being essential only because it doesn't give you any new surprises for those in to early British prog, but if you like that kind of music, you'll like this album. 6 people found this helpful. Patrick Moraz and company have created some kick-ass hard-rock music, infusing it with jazz, psychedelia, classical, and even a little Mancini-like bossa nova. The instrumental work is layered and intricate, and shows off the virtuosity of keyboardist Moraz, bassist/cellist Jean Ristori, guitarist Peter Lockett, and drummer Bryson Graham.
The album "Mainhorse" opens with (how original) the song "Introduction": fluent 'heavy progressive' with floods of Hammond organ and fiery electric guitarplay, the sound has echoes from ATOMIC ROOSTER, THE NICE and early DEEP PURPLE.
|3||Such A Beautiful Day||4:41|
|6||More Tea Vicar||3:31|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – TimeWave Music
- Copyright (c) – TimeWave Music
- Recorded At – De Lane Lea Studios
- Recorded At – Morgan Studios
- Remastered At – Mtx Mastering Studio
- Art Direction, Illustration – Grahame Berney, Keith Davis
- Bass, Cello, Vocals – Jean Ristori
- Drums, Percussion – Bryson Graham
- Engineer – Lou Austin* (tracks: 1 to 4, 7)
- Lead Guitar, Violin, Vocals – Peter Lockett
- Lyrics By – Dave Kubinec* (tracks: 2, 4), Patrick Moraz (tracks: 3), Peter Lockett (tracks: 1, 5, 7)
- Management [Personal Management] – Pulsar Promotions
- Music By – Jean Ristori (tracks: 4), Patrick Moraz
- Organ, Electric Piano, Piano, Glockenspiel, Synthesizer [Klaviosynthesiser], Vocals – Patrick Moraz
- Photography By – Wolf Huber
- Producer [Produced By], Arranged By – Mainhorse
- Remastered By [Re-mastered By] – Jean Ristori, Patrick Moraz
NotesOriginally released in 1971.
Re-mastered at MTX Mastering.
Tracks 1 - 4, 7 recorded at De Lane Lea Studio.
Tracks 5 - 6 recorded at Morgan Studio.
Made in England ℗ & © TimeWave Music - 2006
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Text): 6 04388 66952 3
- Barcode (String): 604388669523
- Matrix / Runout: KEY IDVP001CD
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI LP76
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 7321
|2383 049, 2383-049||Mainhorse||Mainhorse (LP, Album)||Polydor, Polydor||2383 049, 2383-049||UK||1971|
|MP 2524||Mainhorse||Mainhorse (LP, Album, RE)||Polydor||MP 2524||Japan||1976|
|IMP 1001||Mainhorse||Mainhorse (LP, Promo, RE)||Import Records||IMP 1001||US||Unknown|
|2383 049||Mainhorse||Mainhorse (LP, Album)||Polydor||2383 049||Germany||1971|
|2383 049 GU||Mainhorse||Mainhorse (LP, Album)||Polydor||2383 049 GU||France||1971|