Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Heartsfield - Live In '75 (2000)

Heartsfield was requested and Heartsfield is what you get. I hadn't heard of it before, but I'm glad I looked into it. And thank you Luc for supplying this live recording of the band from way back in 1975.
Heartsfield have been releasing albums since 1972 and are still around. All their albums can be bought at their homepage www.heartsfield.com, but this album is not. It's a live album which was released in 2000, but I'm not sure whether it's an official release. It sounds like a selection of soundboard recordings put together. But don't let that put you off, cause it was still a revelation to me. Heartsfield have been called the Grateful Dead of the Midwest (Illinois based), and what you get is a whole lotta Country Rock with plenty of Allman like guitar improvs. Or maybe that should be Grateful Dead improvs, but I'm not all that familiar with those cats. It sounds much firmer than what I've heard from The Dead. Heartsfield also have a MySpace page, which adds nicely to their homepage. If you're hesistant about buying any of their albums just yet, you might want to check out Rare MP3 Music. There's some Heartsfield there as well (Hi Chuntao!). So, if the idea of Country Rock with long instrumental improvisations appeals to you, check out these Honest Junkies...


Anonymous said...

Great album.Thanks.Saludos.

Anonymous said...

I agree, a great album,
Thanks. Saludos too..

Ibex said...

Thanks for pointing out this group.

I found their Collector's Item
(1977) album at: