Cochise (album)

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Cochise
Studio album by Cochise
Released 1970
Recorded Kingsway and De Lane Lea Studios
Label United Artists
Cochise chronology
Cochise
(1970)
Swallow Tales
(1971)

Cochise is the debut album from the British rock band Cochise.

Track list[edit]

  1. "Velvet Mountain" (Mick Grabham) – 3:26
  2. "China" (Grabham)–3:55
  3. "Trafalgar Day" (B. J. Cole) – 5:08
  4. "Moment and the End" (Cole) – 5:58
  5. "Watch This Space" (Stewart Brown) – 3:56
  6. "59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" (Paul Simon) – 3:39
  7. "Past Loves" (Brown) – 3:38
  8. "Painted Lady" (Grabham) – 7:03
  9. "Black Is the Colour" (Traditional) 0:56 (this track is not on the UK version)

Personnel[edit]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Richie Unterberger of Allmusic wrote that Cochise "treads an uneasy line between eclectic diversity and a lack of direction" and is "distinguished just slightly by a more country-ish flavor than the norm [early 1970s British rock], courtesy of Cole's pedal steel". He goes on to call the sound "a wistful rural feel to parts of the material that suggests some promise" but refers to "Painted Lady" and "Moment and the End" as "tense, meandering hard rock tunes" and the cover version of Simon & Garfunkel's "59th Street Bridge Song" "an unnecessary, pedestrian heavy rock cover".[1]

Cover art[edit]

The cover art, a nude female breast, was designed by Hipgnosis.[1]

Release history[edit]

Date Label Format Catalog
1970 United Artists LP UAS29117
29 July 2002 Spiral Music Productions CD SCD933

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Unterberger, Richie. "Review Cochise". Allmusic. Retrieved 28 December 2009.