High Tide (album)

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High Tide
Studio album by High Tide
Released 1970
Recorded April 5 - May 6, 1970
Morgan Studios, London
Genre Progressive rock, folk rock, art rock
Length 32:25
Label Liberty
Producer High Tide
High Tide chronology
Sea Shanties
(1969)
High Tide
(1970)
Interesting Times
(1989)

High Tide is the second album by High Tide. The album is slightly less heavy, with folk-influences within the band's sound. Though guitarist Tony Hill would later record with a new band under the High Tide banner, as well as releasing posthumous compilations of demos, this was the last proper album by the original group.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Allmusic review by Wilson Neate awarded the album 3 stars stating "The interplay of guitarist Tony Hill and violinist Simon House is still very much at the core of High Tide's distinctive hybrid of psychedelia, prog, and hard rock, but while Hill lays down his characteristically intricate, searing guitar lines, he forgoes the sort of weighty, molten riffage that made Sea Shanties such a behemoth. Without that overall sonic density, this album fails to engage listeners as readily as its predecessor... alongside Sea Shanties, this unimaginatively titled, three-track, 32-minute album finds High Tide at a disappointing low ebb, as if ideas and energy were already drying up."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by High Tide except where noted.

  1. "Blankman Cries Again" – 8:25
  2. "The Joke" – 9:25
  3. "Saneonymous" – 14:25

2006 Remastered Version[edit]

  1. "The Great Universal Protection Racket" (Tony Hill) – 15:45
  2. "The Joke" – 7:44
  3. "Blankman Cries Again" – 8:25
  4. "Ice Age" (Hill) – 3:25

Personnel[edit]

  • Roger Hadden - drums, piano, pipe organ
  • Tony Hill - guitar, vocals, acoustic guitar, organ
  • Simon House - electric violin, organ, piano
  • Peter Pavli - bass guitar

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Neate, W. Allmusic Review accessed February 7, 2011