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As had been the case with the Greatest Show on Earth's (GSOE) debut long-player, Horizons (1970), the follow-up, Going's Easy (1970), made very little impact despite their originality and certainly better-than-average material. The band's rather auspicious origins were the invention of E...
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As had been the case with the Greatest Show on Earth&#39;s (GSOE) debut<br /> long-player, Horizons (1970), the follow-up, Going&#39;s Easy (1970),<br /> made very little impact despite their originality and certainly<br /> better-than-average material. The band&#39;s rather auspicious origins<br /> were the invention of EMI Records subsidiary Harvest, who set out<br /> to manufacture a British version of Blood, Sweat & Tears or<br /> Chicago -- both of whom successfully fused a brass and woodwind<br /> section into the framework of a rock & roll combo. After a<br /> less-than-stellar initial outing, GSOE returned to the drawing<br /> board and reconvened with a disc of longer and more jammed-out<br /> sides. They had also been listening to their stateside<br /> counterparts. The extended track Borderline is a group-credited<br /> composition that seems to lift several distinct features from the<br /> David Clayton Thomas version of Blood, Sweat & Tears. Colin<br /> Horton Jennings&#39; (vocals/flute/guitar) bluesy lead vocals seem to<br /> practically mimic Thomas&#39;. In fact, GSOE even goes one better than<br /> Blood, Sweat & Tears with an exceedingly heavier rock vibe. The<br /> acoustic and lilting Magic Touch Woman as well as the dark,<br /> pastoral Storytimes & Nursery Rhymes include some<br /> well-crafted harmonies that could easily be mistaken for latter-era<br /> Hollies. This is particularly interesting as the Hollies actually<br /> scored a minor hit with Magic Touch Woman. Love Magnet is<br /> another lengthy track that features some of the band&#39;s best<br /> ensemble work. Mick Deacon&#39;s (vocal/keyboard) electric organ solo<br /> is especially noteworthy, giving GSOE a really jazzy workout.<br /> Lacking consumer or industry support, GSOE disbanded by mid-1971.<br /> Even while the group was able to sell out shows throughout the rest<br /> of Europe, the total lack of interest back home inevitably sealed<br /> their fate. ~ Lindsay Planer

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Greatest Show On Earth

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20060718

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As had been the case with the Greatest Show on Earth's (GSOE) debut
long-player, Horizons (1970), the follow-up, Going's Easy (1970),
made very little impact despite their originality and certainly
better-than-average material. The band's rather auspicious origins
were the invention of EMI Records subsidiary Harvest, who set out
to manufacture a British version of Blood, Sweat & Tears or
Chicago -- both of whom successfully fused a brass and woodwind
section into the framework of a rock & roll combo. After a
less-than-stellar initial outing, GSOE returned to the drawing
board and reconvened with a disc of longer and more jammed-out
sides. They had also been listening to their stateside
counterparts. The extended track Borderline is a group-credited
composition that seems to lift several distinct features from the
David Clayton Thomas version of Blood, Sweat & Tears. Colin
Horton Jennings' (vocals/flute/guitar) bluesy lead vocals seem to
practically mimic Thomas'. In fact, GSOE even goes one better than
Blood, Sweat & Tears with an exceedingly heavier rock vibe. The
acoustic and lilting Magic Touch Woman as well as the dark,
pastoral Storytimes & Nursery Rhymes include some
well-crafted harmonies that could easily be mistaken for latter-era
Hollies. This is particularly interesting as the Hollies actually
scored a minor hit with Magic Touch Woman. Love Magnet is
another lengthy track that features some of the band's best
ensemble work. Mick Deacon's (vocal/keyboard) electric organ solo
is especially noteworthy, giving GSOE a really jazzy workout.
Lacking consumer or industry support, GSOE disbanded by mid-1971.
Even while the group was able to sell out shows throughout the rest
of Europe, the total lack of interest back home inevitably sealed
their fate. ~ Lindsay Planer
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As had been the case with the Greatest Show on Earth's (GSOE) debut
long-player, Horizons (1970), the follow-up, Going's Easy (1970),
made very little impact despite their originality and certainly
better-than-average material. The band's rather auspicious origins
were the invention of EMI Records subsidiary Harvest, who set out
to manufacture a British version of Blood, Sweat & Tears or
Chicago -- both of whom successfully fused a brass and woodwind
section into the framework of a rock & roll combo. After a
less-than-stellar initial outing, GSOE returned to the drawing
board and reconvened with a disc of longer and more jammed-out
sides. They had also been listening to their stateside
counterparts. The extended track Borderline is a group-credited
composition that seems to lift several distinct features from the
David Clayton Thomas version of Blood, Sweat & Tears. Colin
Horton Jennings' (vocals/flute/guitar) bluesy lead vocals seem to
practically mimic Thomas'. In fact, GSOE even goes one better than
Blood, Sweat & Tears with an exceedingly heavier rock vibe. The
acoustic and lilting Magic Touch Woman as well as the dark,
pastoral Storytimes & Nursery Rhymes include some
well-crafted harmonies that could easily be mistaken for latter-era
Hollies. This is particularly interesting as the Hollies actually
scored a minor hit with Magic Touch Woman. Love Magnet is
another lengthy track that features some of the band's best
ensemble work. Mick Deacon's (vocal/keyboard) electric organ solo
is especially noteworthy, giving GSOE a really jazzy workout.
Lacking consumer or industry support, GSOE disbanded by mid-1971.
Even while the group was able to sell out shows throughout the rest
of Europe, the total lack of interest back home inevitably sealed
their fate. ~ Lindsay Planer

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