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Warhorse: The Red Sea

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. 2008.

Album Notes

Personnel includes: Ashley Holt (vocals); Peter Parks (guitar); Frank Wilson (piano, organ); Nick Semper (bass); Mac Poole (drums).

Includes liner notes by Philip S. Walker.

Warhorse's second album was basically more of the same prog rock-proto metal. Sometimes it sounded a little more mainstream rock, as on "Confident But Wrong" or the cover of the old soul ballad "I (Who Have Nothing)." Ashley Holt was tending to hit more annoying high notes, though; the warbles on "Back in Time," for instance, were unconscious models for the kind of singing so ably parodied by Spinal Tap. The CD reissue on Angel Air has six previously unreleased bonus tracks, including a live version of "Ritual" (a song from the first Warhorse album) and five demos of Nick Simper compositions that do not appear on the two Warhorse LPs. ~ Richie Unterberger



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