Red Sea (Warhorse album)

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Warhorse
Studio album by Warhorse
Released November 1970[1] (UK, 1972)[2] (reissue)
Recorded 1970[1]
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal (proto-metal), progressive rock
Length 39:09 (original 1970 pressing), 01:08:56 (CD reissue)
Label Vertigo
Producer Warhorse & Ian Kimmet[1][2]
Warhorse chronology
Warhorse
(1970)Warhorse1970
Red Sea
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[2]

Red Sea is the second and last album by English hard rock band Warhorse. The band is most known for his bass player, who was the original bassist of Deep Purple ("Mark 1") from 1968–1969 for the first three albums.

Background[edit]

The CD reissue on the Angel Air label has six previously unreleased bonus tracks, including a live version of "Ritual" (from the first Warhorse album) and five demos all written by bassist Simper which did not appear on any record before.

Richtie Unterberger claims, the album was "basically more of the same prog rock-proto metal". Except the song Confident But Wrong being more mainstream rock sounding or the soul based I (Who Have Nothing). Singer Ashley Holts performance was not praised as he was "tending to hit more annoying high notes". Back in Time was mentioned for its "unconscious models for the kind of singing" which was parodied by Spinal Tap.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Warhorse, except where noted.

  1. Red Sea 4:20
  2. Back in Time 7:49
  3. Confident But Wrong 4:46
  4. Feeling Better 5:33
  5. Sybilla 5:33
  6. Mouthpiece 8:43
  7. I (Who Have Nothing) (Carlo Donida / Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller) 5:16
  8. Ritual 4:19

CD re-issue tracks[edit]

  1. Bad Time (Nick Simper) 4:40
  2. She Was My Friend (Simper) 4:55
  3. Gypsy Dancer (Simper) 4:08
  4. House of Dolls (Simper) 4:19
  5. Standing Right Behind You 4:35

Personnel[edit]

  • Ashley Holt – vocals
  • Ged Peck – guitar
  • Nick Simper – bass
  • Frank Wilson[3] – keyboards, organ, piano
  • Mac Poole – drums

Additional personnel

  • Peter Parks – acoustic guitar
  • Rick Breach – photography, sleeve art, sleeve design
  • Dave Stock – engineer
  • Phillip Walker – liner notes
  • Nick Watson – remastering (CD reissue)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Original vinyl liner notes
  2. ^ a b c d Unterberger, Richie. Red Sea at AllMusic. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  3. ^ also credited as Frank T. Wilson