BATTERED ORNAMENTS: Mantle-Piece LP
Survival Research present a reissue of The Battered Ornaments' Mantle-Piece, originally released in 1969. Following the breakup of Cream, lyricist/vocalist Pete Brown formed his Battered Ornaments with guitarist Chris Spedding, drummer Rob Tait, bassist Butch Potter, percussionist Pete Bailey, and saxophonist Nisar Ahmed Khan, but during the recording of sophomore album Mantle-Piece, Brown fell out with Spedding, resulting in his departure. The resultant spacey venture has jazz and blues shades, riding the sonic waves under Spedding's direction, with Khan's sax and Potter's bass fitting foils to Spedding's guitar and keyboards. This is another great piece of the Spedding puzzle, with pleasantly meandering interludes. Gatefold sleeve.
Late Into The Night
|A3||Then I Must Go|
The Crosswords And The Safety Pins
Take Me Now
|B5||My Love’s Gone Far Away|