Mk II (album)

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Not to be confused with MK II (Masterplan album).
Mk II
Steamhammer-MkII-cover.jpg
Studio album by Steamhammer
Released November 1969
Recorded 1969
Genre Blues rock, psychedelic rock
Label CBS
Producer Fritz Fryer & John Hawkins
Steamhammer chronology
Steamhammer
(1969)
Mk II
(1969)
Mountains
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Mk II was the second album of the British blues-rock band Steamhammer.

Background[edit]

For this LP, drummer Michael Ruston was replaced by Mick Bradley [2] (who would stay with the band through their final LP in 1972, "Speech"). Guitarist Martin Quittenton had also departed, to focus on songwriting (primarily with Rod Stewart) [3] and sax and flute player Steve Jolliffe was added to the lineup (he would later join Tangerine Dream).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Supposed to Be Free" (White)
  2. "Johnny Carl Morton" (Jollife)
  3. "Sunset Chase" (Pugh)
  4. "Contemporary Chick Con Song" (Steamhammer)
  5. "Turn Around" (Jollife)
  6. "6/8 for Amiran" (Jollife, White)
  7. "Passing Through" (White)
  8. "Down Along the Grove" (White)
  9. "Another Travelling Tune" (Pugh, White)
  10. "Fran and Dee Take a Ride" (White)
  11. "Junior's Wailing" * (Pugh, White)
  12. "Windmill" * (Quittenton, White)
  13. "Autumn Song" * (Jollife, White)
  14. "Blues for Passing People" * (Steamhammer)

First 10 tracks in the list are on the original 1969 LP album, last 4 only added on for the CD.

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Fritz Fryer - Producer
  • John Hawkins - Producer
  • Paul Tregurtha - Engineer
  • Mike Bobak - Engineer

Product details[edit]

  • Audio CD (July 18, 2006)
  • Original release date: 1969
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Repertoire
  • ASIN: B000025R1K

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