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Spirit Of John Morgan - Age Machine (Repertoire Records) 1970

Biography : Blues-rock band founded in the summer of 1968 in North Devon John Morgan, after giving Vale University of Manchester. The first concert took place at London's legendary Marquee Club where you spotted them the future founder of the company Chrysalis Ellis Wright. Thanks to gain manager Dave Robson, who had under his "wings" among others. Ten Years After, Jethro Tull or Marmalade.
Robson secured a contract with a small group of Carnaby Records label, for which immediately in September 1969 under the leadership of a debut LP in the studio Olympic Sounds Barnes. The album was preceded by the single Train For All Seasons / Never Let Go (CNS 405), the A side is identical to the songs from the album Ride On. Spirit of John Morgan (1969) good mix of psycedelic rock, heavy blues, some folk and early british progressive rock (especially great John Morgan's organ). surely their best album. Very consistent. (Grham Bond's song "I Want You" from this album later was again covered by retro prog Italian band called "Standarte" in their s/t album. Also includes "Honky Tonk Train Blues" However, the company has released only 500 pressings compared to the promised 5000, which disgusted the band, but to follow a contract for two albums.

The second album, Age Machine, produced by Dave Mackay helped finish among others. Session musicians Cliff Richard. Thomas went on tour with Chicken Shack and then with Mott The Hoople. Age Machine (1970) - more pop/folk oriented tracks but still many good prog rock songs here like "Lost Nirvana"(with evident classical music influences), "Seventh Dawn"(early Santana-like) and great version of Yes' song "No opportunity, necessary no experience needed".

John Morgan continued touring and in 1972 he has recorded under his own name album Kaleidoscope (LP Carnaby 6,302,010). In addition to former colleagues Curtis, Thomas Walker added a backing band in the studio Mike Carlos (dr) and Chris Kerredge (gt). Phil Shutt became the bassist with Kiki Dee, Thomas worked on the track. Mick Walkel accompanied Morgan on cello, concerto in 70s. Morgen still performs in clubs, particularly in Southern France and specializes in the semi-acoustic blues. He also released two albums in their own limited edition: 'Live At Durant' and '24 Hours in Brittany'(1992) which were available only at his concerts. John Morgan died in 2007. Thanks to adamus67 for the informations.

01.Age Machine 3:36
02.No Opportunity Necessery 5:38
03.Friend Of Jesus 2:49
04.Golden Rollin' Belly 2:31
05.Never Let Go 3:15
06.Lost Nirvanna 5:00
07.Seventh Dawn 3:56
08.Won't You Come Home 2:32
09.Mumbo Jumbo 4:31
10.Putney Breakdown 2:13
11.The Floating Opera Show 2:58

Spirit of John Morgan:
John Morgan - organ, piano, vocals
Mick Walter - drums, percussion, vocals
Don "Fagin" Whitaker - lead guitar, vocals
Phil Shutt (Phil Curtis) - bass
Trevor Thoms (Trevor James) - guitar