Open (Blues Image album)

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Open
Studio album by Blues Image
Released April 1970
Genre Hard rock/Blues rock
Length 37:02
Label Atco
Producer Richard Podolor
Blues Image chronology
Blues Image
(1969)
Open
(1970)
Red White & Blues Image
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
The Village Voice C+[1]

Open is Blues Image's second album and most acclaimed album, which featured the No. 4 hit single, "Ride Captain Ride".

Critical reception[edit]

Robert Christgau, writing in The Village Voice, wrote in a contemporary review: "Great single, mediocre (though improved) album. Do we really need another 'Parchman Farm?'"[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Blues Image except where noted.

  1. "Love Is The Answer" – 2:35
  2. "Running the Water" – 2:37
  3. "Clean Love" – 7:49
  4. "La Bamba" (Traditional) – 2:26
  5. "Consuelate" – 1:15
  6. "Ride Captain Ride" – 3:46
  7. "Pay My Dues" – 3:49
  8. "Fugue U" – 0:50
  9. "Parchman Farm" (Mose Allison) – 2:49
  10. "Wrath of Daisey" – 1:31
  11. "Take Me" – 7:35

Personnel[edit]

  • Mike Pinera – Lead vocals, Lead guitar
  • Malcolm Jones – Bass
  • Joe Lala – Percussion, Vocals
  • Skip Konte – Keyboards
  • Manny Bertematti – Drums
Additional personnel

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Christgau, Robert (July 30, 1970). "Consumer Guide (12)". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved April 14, 2013.