Tempest (UK band)
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Hiseman and Clarke had played in Colosseum together and formed The Tempest in the beginning of 1973. For the band's first, eponymous album (originally called Jon Hiseman's Tempest), the line up was completed by Allan Holdsworth on guitar and Paul Williams on vocals and keyboards.
Later in Tempest's brief history, they were joined by Ollie Halsall, who had begun playing guitar with progressive rock band Patto. With two guitarists, the group played a number of shows including a June 1973 show at Golders Green Hippodrome, released as a bootleg called Live in London 1974. By the time a second album was recorded, 1974's Living in Fear, Tempest was down to a trio, consisting of Hiseman, Clarke, and Halsall; reportedly Holdsworth didn't want to play alongside a second guitarist. The band broke up soon after.
In 2007, a double CD anthology was released entitled, Under the Blossom which featured remastered editions of the two studio albums, plus two previously unreleased bonus tracks. It also included the famous 1973 BBC live recording of a concert in Golders Green, which featured both guitarists Allan Holdsworth and Ollie Halsall (in his first appearance with the band).
|Studio album by Tempest|
|Recorded||London, October–November 1972|
- Gorgon (Hiseman/Clarke/Holdsworth) – 5:41
- Foyers of Fun (Hiseman/Clarke/Holdsworth) – 3:38
- Dark House (Hiseman/Clarke/Holdsworth) – 5:00
- Brothers (Hiseman/Holdsworth) – 3:35
- Up and On (John Edwards/Holdsworth) – 4:16
- Grey and Black (Clarke/Suzy Bottomley) – 2:26
- Strangeher (Clarke/Hiseman) – 4:07
- Upon Tomorrow (Clem Clempson/Hiseman) – 6:15
- Paul Williams: Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Keyboards
- Allan Holdsworth: Guitar/Vocals/Violin
- Mark Clarke: Bass Guitar/Keyboards/Vocals (all vocals on "Grey and Black)
- Jon Hiseman: Drums/Percussion
Living in Fear
|Living in Fear|
|Studio album by Tempest|
|Recorded||London, October–November 1973|
- Funeral Empire (Halsall) – 4:25
- Paperback Writer (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 2:30
- Stargazer (Clarke/Bottomley) – 3:36
- Dance to My Tune (Clarke/Bottomley) – 7:50
- Living in Fear (Halsall) – 4:19
- Yeah Yeah Yeah (Halsall/Hiseman) – 3:40
- Waiting for a Miracle (Halsall) – 5:18
- Turn Around (Clarke/Bottomley) – 6:12
- Ollie Halsall - Guitars, Moog Synthesizer, Piano, Vocals
- Mark Clarke - Bass Guitar, Vocals
- Jon Hiseman - Drums, Percussion
Under the Blossom (double CD anthology)
- Foyers of Fun
- Dark House
- Up and On
- Grey and Black
- Upon Tomorrow
- Funeral Empire
- Paperback Writer
- Dance to My Tune
- Living in Fear
- Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
- Waiting for a Miracle
- Turn Around
- You and Your Love (previously unreleased)
- Dream Train (previously unreleased)
- Foyers of Fun (BBC Session)
- Gorgon (BBC Session)
- Up and On (BBC Session)
- Grey and Black (BBC Session)
- Brothers (BBC Session)
- Drums Away (BBC Session)
- Strangeher (BBC Session)
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- Tempest lp [liner notes].
- Living in Fear lp [liner notes].