Peter Brown Things May Come & May Go
- Released: March 9, 2009
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Repertoire Germany
- 1.Things May Come and Things May Go, But the Art School Dance Goes on fo
- 2.High Flying Electric Bird
- 3.Someone Like You
- 4.Walk for Charity, Run for Money
- 5.The I Music Go and Can I Keep
- 6.My Love's Gone Far Away
- 7.Golden Country Kingdom
- 9.Country Morning
Includes liner notes by Pete Brown.
Pete Brown (Lyricist)/Pete Brown & Piblokto!: Dave Thompson (keyboards); Jim Mullen.
Personnel: Pete Brown (vocals, percussion); Pete Brown Brooklyn Blues Blowers (vocals, slide whistle, talking drum); Jim Mullen (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric 12-string guitar, double bass); Roger Bunn (acoustic guitar, double bass, bass guitar, tambourine); Paul Seeley (banjo); Dave Thompson (soprano saxophone, piano, harmonium, organ, Mellotron); John Mumford (trombone); Rob Tait (drums, bass drum, tambourine, wood block); Dave Thompson (drums).
Liner Note Author: Chris Welch .
Photographer: Frazer Wood.
It has to hurt to be dumped from the band you lead, but that's what happened to Pete Brown with the Battered Ornaments -- and to add insult to injury, right on the eve of a prestigious support slot opening for the Rolling Stones at London's Hyde Park in 1969. But Brown, already an acclaimed poet who'd penned many of the lyrics for Cream, dusted himself off and founded Piblokto!. This, their first album, was actually far more accessible and commercial than his work with the Battered Ornaments. The inventive title track percolates, and "High Flying Electric Bird" (which was the B-side of the band's first single) features Brown on the highly unusual rock & roll slide whistle, mimicking a birdsong. But it's "Golden Country Kingdom" that's the highlight; long and involved, it's a wonderful and highly affecting piece of prog rock that stands as the best thing Piblokto! ever put on tape. It stands as a contrast to the more laid-back "Firesong," although "My Love's Gone Far Away" offers a more soulful organ sound. ~ Chris Nickson