"Words on Black Plastic" was the second album by the Scottish Progressive rock group "Forever More" (with some folk shades). Recorded in 1970, it was released as a vinyl album in 1970. The core of the band went on to fame as the Average White Band. The music brings to mind everything from Caravan and Colloseum, to the Band and the Beatles.
"If you have to hunt this down to the ends of the earth, it would be worth your while. It is truly one of the most accomplished and enjoyable albums ever to be lost in the shuffle. Face it, 1970-71 were pretty great years for music (Abbey Road, Layla, The Band, Everybody Know This is Nowhere, Live at Leeds, Led Zep III, All Things Must Pass, Big Star, Electric Warrior, Lola Vs..., John Barleycorn, etc...,the list could go on and on) and a little gem like this gets lost pretty easily with no label support at all (typical of RCA at the time). Also, maybe one of the dumbest covers of all time, it looks like a freaking Mantovani album. I guess it all ended up OK for the band members as Alan Gorrie and Onie McCintyre ended up doing pretty well as the Average White Band (who sound absolutely NOTHING like Forever More) and Mick Travis, who produces folk albums (under his real name, Mick Strode) and who knows where Stuart Francis is now, but happy, I hope. I seriously put these albums up with the best from that time period." - top5jimmy53
This was one of the first albums I bought as a young man, travelling by bike in England. Found this as a cheapo in one of London´s long lost record shops... it looked mysterious for me - and it sounded great, when I first listended to the album some weeks later back in my hometown.
|A1||Promises Of Spring||4:56|
|A2||The Wrong Person||3:30|
|A4||Get Behind Me Satan||5:57|
|B1||Put Your Money On A Pony||4:00|
|B2||Lookin' Through The Water||3:05|
|B3||O'Brien's Last Stand||3:00|
|B4||Angel Of The Lord||3:25|
|B5||What A Lovely Day||6:02|
Forever More - Words On Black Plastic
(320 kbps, cover art included)