Atomic Roooster

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Atomic Roooster
Studio album by Atomic Rooster
Released February 1970
Recorded December 1969 - January 1970
Genre Progressive rock, hard rock
Length 40:14
Label B&C (original UK release)
Fontana (original European release)
Repertoire (1991 German reissue)
Producer Atomic Rooster
Tony Colton (tracks 1 and 7)
Atomic Rooster chronology
Atomic Roooster
(1970)
Death Walks Behind You
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Atomic Roooster [sic] is the first album by British rock band Atomic Rooster.

A few weeks after its release, guitarist and vocalist John Du Cann joined and Nick Graham, the original vocalist and bassist, left. Du Cann subsequently overdubbed three of the album's tracks for a projected US release. However, in the event, the album never saw US release and the overdubbed tracks eventually surfaced on a second pressing of the album in the UK (though with no corrections to the album credits), and subsequent CD reissues.

On initial B&C pressings of the LP, tracks 3 and 4 on side 1 and tracks 3 and 4 on side 2 were mistakenly swapped around. This was also reflected on the record's labels, although the correct running order was printed on the outer sleeve.

Track listing[edit]

Original UK LP[edit]

Side one

  1. "Friday the 13th" (Crane) 3:31
  2. "And So to Bed" (Crane) 4:09
  3. "Winter" (Crane) 6:53
  4. "Decline and Fall" (Crane/Graham/Palmer) 5:45

Side two

  1. "Banstead" (Crane/Graham/Palmer) 3:29
  2. "S.L.Y." (Crane) 4:43
  3. "Broken Wings" (John Jerome/Bernhard Grun) 5:47
  4. "Before Tomorrow" (Crane) 5:52

2004 Castle Music CD reissue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Friday the 13th" (Crane) 3:28 - US version: original vocals and piano overdubbed with Du Cann vocals and guitar
  2. "Before Tomorrow" (Crane) 5:47 - US version: original piano, flute and congas overdubbed with Du Cann guitar
  3. "S.L.Y." (Crane) 4:53 - US version: original piano overdubbed with Du Cann guitar
  4. "Friday the 13th" (Crane) 4:28 - BBC Radio Session 1970
  5. "Seven Lonely Streets" (Du Cann) 6:15 - BBC Radio Session 1970

Unreleased US version[edit]

  1. "Friday the 13th" (Crane) 3:31 - US version with Du Cann overdubs
  2. "And So to Bed" (Crane) 4:09
  3. "Broken Wings" (John Jerome/Bernhard Grun) 5:47
  4. "Before Tomorrow" (Crane) 5:52 - US version with Du Cann overdubs
  5. "Banstead" (Crane/Graham/Palmer) 3:29
  6. "S.L.Y." (Crane) 4:43 - US version with Du Cann overdubs
  7. "Winter" (Crane) 6:53
  8. "Decline and Fall" (Crane/Graham/Palmer) 5:45

1990 (and 1995 remastered Digipack) Repertoire Records CD reissue bonus track[edit]

  1. "Play the Game" (Du Cann) 4:45 - "Tomorrow Night" B-side 1971

2006 Akarma Records unlicensed CD reissue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Play the Game" (Du Cann) 4:45
  2. "VUG" (Crane) 4:32 - demo with Carl Palmer 1970
  3. "Devil's Answer" (Du Cann) 3:59 - demo with Carl Palmer 1970
  4. "Friday the 13th" (Crane) 4:28 - BBC Radio Session 1970
  5. "Seven Lonely Streets" (Du Cann) 6:15 - BBC Radio Session 1970

Personnel (original album)[edit]

  • John Du Cann: guitar and vocals on tracks overdubbed for US release

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