Attic Thoughts

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Attic Thoughts
Bo Hansson Attic Thoughts.jpg
Studio album by Bo Hansson
Released April 1975
Recorded 1974–1975, Bo Hansson's home and Studio Decibel, Stockholm
Genre Progressive rock
Length 37:07
Label Charisma
Producer Anders Lind, Bo Hansson
Bo Hansson chronology
Magician's Hat
(1972)
Attic Thoughts
(1975)
Music Inspired by Watership Down
(1977)

Attic Thoughts is an instrumental progressive rock album by Swedish musician Bo Hansson.[1] The album was recorded during 1974 and 1975 at Studio Decibel in Stockholm, and at Hansson's home, which had virtually become a studio by this point in his career.[2][3] The album featured contributions from many of the same session musicians and friends that had played on Hansson's previous album, Magician's Hat.[3] In Hansson's native Sweden, Attic Thoughts was released with the Swedish title of Mellanväsen.[4] It was released with its English title in April 1975 by Charisma Records,[1][5] but was less commercially successful than Hansson's preceding solo albums and failed to reach the charts in the UK or the United States.[6][7][8] In addition to featuring Hansson's usual blend of other-worldly progressive rock and fairy tale-like ambiance, Attic Thoughts includes a suite named "Rabbit Music", which was inspired by Richard Adams' novel Watership Down, a subject that Hansson would explore further on his 1977 album Music Inspired by Watership Down.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Bo Hansson except where indicated.

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Attic Thoughts: a) March b) Repose c) Wandering" – 5:33
  2. "Time and Space" – 1:39
  3. "Waiting..." (Bo Hansson, Kenny Håkansson) – 7:34
  4. "Waltz for Interbeings" – 3:26

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Time for Great Achievements" – 3:11
  2. "The Hybrills" – 1:24
  3. "Rabbit Music: a) General Woundwort b) Fiver" – 6:30
  4. "Day and Night" – 4:33
  5. "A Happy Prank" – 3:17

2004 CD reissue bonus track[edit]

  1. "The Crystal Suite: a) Crystals b) Memories of Darkness c) Light Again" – 6:21

Personnel[edit]

Releases[edit]

  • CD Attic Thoughts One Way Records 1996
  • CD Attic Thoughts EMI Music Distribution 2004
  • CD Attic Thoughts Virgin 2004
  • CD Attic Thoughts [Bonus Track] EMI Music Distribution 2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Smith, Bradley. (1998). The Billboard Guide to Progressive Music. Billboard Books. pp. 97–98. ISBN 0-8230-7665-2. 
  2. ^ "Attic Thoughts production credits". Silence Records. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  3. ^ a b "Bo Hansson: A Brief History". Dutch Progressive Rock Page. Archived from the original on 31 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  4. ^ "Mellnväsen production credits". Silence Records. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  5. ^ Snider, Charles. (2008). The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock. Strawberry Bricks. p. 323. ISBN 0-615-17566-X. 
  6. ^ a b "Bo Hansson - Attic Thoughts album review". Dutch Progressive Rock Page. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  7. ^ Brown, Tony. (2000). The Complete Book of the British Charts. Omnibus Press. p. 377. ISBN 0-7119-7670-8. 
  8. ^ "Bo Hansson Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-06-12.