Are You Wondering? (Mark Five NEP 2714) 1973?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previto, Alan - Are You Wondering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low-budget acoustic rock guy knocking out the standards in a manner similar to Ed Kilboume, Bob Morley, Homer Morris, Paul Fleeman, etc. Simple custom-made mix of acoustic and electric guitars, bass, drums, piano and banjo. Vocals are semi-smooth, seemingly more fitted for a hymn singer than a folkie, but not entirely un-hip. Benefits from three original tracks: the title song (with good driving rhythm section and electric guitar), ‘Harper Valley Revisited’ (a satirical follow-up to ‘Harper Valley PTA’ with references to acid trips, mini skirts and Jimi Hendrix) and ‘Something Is Calling’ (another decent rocking song with organ and electric guitar). Also renditions of ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’, ‘Cindy’s Cryin’, ‘Ole Blue” (with retro rock-n-roll midsection), ‘Fire And Rain’ and ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ (the latter’s lyric change to “like a bridge over troubled water Christ is laying down”). Of course you can’t lose with a cover of ‘American Pie’, Alan’s closing selection. I believe that’s a sitar he’s holding on the back — too bad we don’t hear it on the record. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Previto - Are (Bck)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and the track listing.

 

Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Are You Wondering?3:22
1-2The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down3:23
1-3Harper Valley Revisited3:14
1-4Bridge Over Troubled Water4:22
1-5Ole Blue2:48
2-1Cindy’s Cryin’3:26
2-2Fire And Rain4:11
2-3Something Is Calling3:18
2-4American Pie5:27

 

 

 

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