Kingdom Come (Sir Lord Baltimore album)

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Kingdom Come
Studio album by Sir Lord Baltimore
Released December 1970
Recorded Vantone Studios
Electric Lady Studios
Genre Psychedelic rock, heavy metal
Length 38:00
Label Mercury Records (1970)
PolyGram (1994)
Red Fox (2003)
Anthology Recordings (2007)
Producer Mike Appel, Jim Cretecos, Eddie Kramer, Kim King
Sir Lord Baltimore chronology
Kingdom Come
(1970)
Sir Lord Baltimore
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

Kingdom Come is the first studio album by American rock band Sir Lord Baltimore, released on Mercury Records in 1970. It was reissued on PolyGram in 1994, on Red Fox in 2003, and on Anthology Recordings in 2007. The 1994 and 2003 re-releases also contained 1971's Sir Lord Baltimore, and were titled Kingdom Come/Sir Lord Baltimore.

This album is notable for the fact that its 1971 review in Creem contains an early documented use of the term "heavy metal" to refer to a style of music.[1] It features very fast-paced, rhythm & blues-based rock 'n' roll with high levels of distortion in the guitar and, in some cases, the bass. Baltimore's heavy style can be compared to early Black Sabbath, the Stooges, MC5. Kingdom Come also makes extensive use of multi-tracking to enhance the guitar sound.[2]

All of the songs on Kingdom Come were co-written and arranged by Mike Appel, who would later become Bruce Springsteen's manager.[3] Co-produced by Appel and Jim Cretecos, the album was recorded at Vantone Studios in West Orange, New Jersey, before being mixed by Eddie Kramer and Kim King at Electric Lady Studios in New York, New York.[4] Kramer is well known for his work with such artists and bands as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, KISS, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Curtis Mayfield, and many others.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Master Heartache" – 4:37
  2. "Hard Rain Fallin'" – 2:56
  3. "Lady of Fire" – 2:53
  4. "Lake Isle of Innersfree" – 4:03
  5. "Pumped Up" – 4:07

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Kingdom Come" – 6:35
  2. "I Got a Woman" – 3:03
  3. "Hell Hound" – 3:20
  4. "Helium Head (I Got a Love)" – 4:02
  5. "Ain't Got Hung on You" – 2:24

Re-release[edit]

Anthology Recordings' 2007 re-release contains an altered track listing, transposing sides 1 and 2 of the original record. (Polygram and Red Fox's reissues also used this track listing.)

  1. "Kingdom Come" – 6:35
  2. "I Got a Woman" – 3:03
  3. "Hell Hound" – 3:20
  4. "Helium Head (I Got a Love)" – 4:02
  5. "Ain't Got Hung on You" – 2:24
  6. "Master Heartache" – 4:37
  7. "Hard Rain Fallin'" – 2:56
  8. "Lady of Fire" – 2:53
  9. "Lake Isle of Innersfree" – 4:03
  10. "Pumped Up" - 4:07

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saunders, Mike, Kingdom Come review, Creem, May 1971. Retrieved 2007-02-14.
  2. ^ Cope, Julian, Kingdom Come review, HeadHeritage.co.uk, August 2002. Retrieved on 2007-02-15.
  3. ^ Unterberger, Richie, Sir Lord Baltimore biography, Allmusic. Retrieved on 2007-02-14.
  4. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo, Sir Lord Baltimore biography, AnthologyRecordings.com. Retrieved on 2007-02-14.