Add Review. Oh I Wept 3. Remember 4. Heavy Load 5. Big 6. Don't Say You Love Me 7. All Right Now. We offer unbeatable prices, quick shipping times and a wide selection second to none. All items are from licensed Distributors. We do not deal with any Bootleg or Used items! After all, I doubt that the pictures match the entry Bksabath November 18, Report. The bottom end is full but the midrange is a bit soft. Quiet dynamic very analog sounding excellent would highly recommend. HTH68 February 23, Report.
New releases. Fire And Water. Free March 1, Add to Wishlist. Listen to this album and millions more. Label head Chris Blackwell realized he had an idiosyncratic, and often headstrong, quartet on his hands, as their name suggested—clearly a quality product, but one that struggled to expand its appeal beyond a cult.
Although, like most other British bands of the period, Free was obsessed with Chicago blues and the soul of Motown, Atlantic and Stax, they had taken a different and riskier musical path than most of their contemporaries.
Rather than fill up every nook and cranny of a hard-rock template to gain power, Free was relatively minimal in their arrangements, relying on a subtle interlocking of instrumental parts and the control of loud-soft dynamics. Free l. Oh I Wept. Heavy Load. He was certainly there on those Fire And Water sessions. There was no crowding each other. It all just felt natural. We were so tight.
Fire And Water was the culmination and the apex of the tightness that Free became. After that things started to go downhill. Thanks in part to All Right Now. For most Free fans in , All Right Now was where that vital fifth member first came to the fore in spectacular fashion. More importantly, it had the greatest, most catchy riff ever written.
But Blackwell insisted that for a single-sized version they would have to cut the third verse and trim down the Paul Kossoff guitar solo. Free suddenly found itself standing near the top of the rock 'n' roll universe.
A star-making turn in front of , people just a few months later at the Isle of Wight Festival all but cemented that position. By November of , the band were given the name Free by Alexis Korner, whose choice met with immediate approval. Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and Graham Bond once had a band called Free at Last, which was a name we really liked, however it had already been used. We were a blues band, so we decided on Free, which we thought was something a bit more nebulous.
Free established their own distinct sound and style, with sparse arrangements, powerful bass and a high energy mix of rock and blues. Classic Rock. Free Live! Hidden categories: Articles with short description Articles with hAudio microformats Album articles lacking alt text for covers Articles to be expanded from May All articles to be expanded Articles using small message boxes All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from June Namespaces Article Talk.