Seed of a Memory

Seed of a Memory

by Terry ReidTerry Reid


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Terry Reid moved to California in the mid-'70s, befriending a number of musicians from those parts and broadening his sound in the process. One result was this album, produced by Graham Nash and featuring David Lindley on acoustic and slide guitars. Seed of Memory isn't as heavy as his earlier work, and not remotely the bold, strident virtuoso rock production of his first LP -- most of it, apart from the vaguely Led Zeppelin-ish "The Way You Walk," is fairly laid-back by Reid's standards. "Ooh Baby" tries for a kind of meld of funk and British blues. But several numbers, like "Brave Awakening," with its relaxed beat, high harmonies, and understated backing orchestration, or the ominous acoustic-textured "To Be Treated Rite," seem more like outtakes from Nash's Songs for Beginners or his subsequent albums, or one of Neil Young's mid-'70s albums, than they do like the work of one of England's most promising '60s bluesmen. The album ends on a disjointed note, with the ambitious but not wholly successful "Fooling You," which makes extensive use of the saxophone. It all just might not be what fans look for in Reid's work, and lacks some of the excitement of his other albums.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/03/2004
Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC: 5017261206190
catalogNumber: 619
Rank: 13120

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Terry Reid   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
David Lindley   Acoustic Guitar,Violin,Slide Guitar
Graham Nash   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Plas Johnson   Saxophone
Blue Mitchell   Horn
Tim Weisberg   Flute
Viola   Balalaika
Ben Keith   Pedal Steel Guitar
Joel Bernstein   Acoustic Guitar
Jesse Ehrlich   Cello
James Gadson   Drums
Lee Miles   Bass
Perkins   Pedal Steel Guitar
Soko Richardson   Drums
Clifford Solomon   Horn
Fred Wesley   Horn

Technical Credits

Graham Nash   Producer
Don Gooch   Engineer
Mark Harmon   Engineer
Alan Robinson   Liner Notes
Schmidt   Engineer

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