Raw Material - Raw Material (expanded)
First album by a UK proto-progressive outfit that was released in the fall of 1970. Their second album, Time Is, is a minor classic and this isn't as good, but if you want more by them and you dig that 1970 exploratory vibe...
This London-based quintet's ambitious and highly entertaining debut touches on psychedelia, progressive rock, jazz and pop, with imaginative arrangements and superb musicianship. Issued on the tiny Evolution label in the autumn of 1970, it sank without trace, with original copies now changing hands for several hundred pounds. It makes its long-awaited return to CD here, including biographical notes. Features 4 bonus tracks from their two UK singles, not on the original album."
"One of the best and most accessible underground jazzy prog LPs of the period." - Galactic Ramble