Pete Brown & Piblokto! -Thousands of a Raft – Mini-LP Papersleeve CD Replica

Pete Brown & Piblokto! -Thousands of a Raft – Mini-LP Papersleeve CD Replica

Thousands on a Raft (second and last release under the Piblokto! Moniker) was remembered as much for its cover as anything else – a picture of a model Titanic and a model Concorde sinking in a puddle, as rafts of toast ferry thousands of baked beans to the shore. Musically it was some good jazz-rock, with the emphasis not always on Brown’s vocals, and elliptical lyrics, as Jim Mullen’s “Highland Song” offered an inventive, lengthy instrumental as the disc’s centerpiece. The title cut has a Pink Floyd edge, surprising given Brown’s predilection for jazz and blues, but it
works well in the context. Guitarist Mullen is co-writer throughout, while the rhythm section of Rob Tait and Steve Glover swing rather than plod. “Station Song Platform Two” employs Mellotron to full prog rock effect, while “Got a Letter from a Computer” seems eerily ahead of its time for the early ’70s. This was the last gasp of this incarnation of Piblokto!, but there’s no doubt they went out on a high note” Chris Nickson (All Music Guide)

DISC TRACKLIST:

01. Aeroplane Head Woman 6:38
02. Station Song Platform Two 3:37
03. Highland Song 16:57
04. If They Could Only See Me Now Parts One & Two 12:03
05. Got A Letter From A Computer 5:49
06. Thousands On A Raft 7:06
07. Broken Magic 6:58 *
08. My Last Band 5:07 *

* Bonus Tracks:
Track 7 originally released as B-side of (UK) Harvest Single HAR 5023 Ⓟ1970
Track 8 originally released as B-side of (UK) Harvest Single HAR 5028 Ⓟ1970 )

Produced by Pete Brown & Piblokto!