RELEASE
1970
LABEL
Air Mail Music
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Album Review

This album starts out promisingly (and interestingly, and misleadingly) with a cool acoustic number, "Country Hat," before the amplification gets cranked up and a lot of subtlety goes out the window. Still, this is generally an exciting album, if not always an interesting one. The band plays hard enough on grinding, crunchy shouters like "Reap What I've Sowed" (which features a wondering, soaring solo by Peter Haycock, and a spellbinding performance by Derek Holt on bass), which also parallels Mountain's contemporary release "Mississippi Queen"; and they bring back in that oft-overlooked instrument, the saxophone (played by Colin Cooper), on "Brief Case." Much of the rest is on the bland side, " "Alright Blue?" being a tedious workout for the harmonica as lead instrument. A couple of Willie Dixon and Muddy Waters covers are more engaging than most of the originals that follow, until the pleasantly loose-limbed closer, "Cut You Loose."
Bruce Eder, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Country Hathttp://itunes.apple.com/album/a-lot-of-bottle/id336928609?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Everydayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/a-lot-of-bottle/id336928609?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Reap What I've Sowedhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/a-lot-of-bottle/id336928609?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Brief Casehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/a-lot-of-bottle/id336928609?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Alright Bluehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/a-lot-of-bottle/id336928609?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Seventh Sonhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/a-lot-of-bottle/id336928609?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Country Hat (Reprise)http://itunes.apple.com/album/a-lot-of-bottle/id336928609?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Please Don't Help Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/a-lot-of-bottle/id336928609?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Morning Noon and Nighthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/a-lot-of-bottle/id336928609?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Long Lovin' Manhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/a-lot-of-bottle/id336928609?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Louisiana Blueshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/a-lot-of-bottle/id336928609?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Cut You Loosehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/a-lot-of-bottle/id336928609?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Loving Machine [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/a-lot-of-bottle/id336928609?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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