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    Artist: Crying Wood
    Release: Back to the Mountains [Vinyl LP} (1970)
    Genre: Heavy Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock
    Country: Netherlands
    Bitrate: 320
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    42 minutes 37 seconds
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    1. Back to the Mountains (3:05)
    2. Son of the Meadow (4:04)
    3. Someone Who Needs You (3:39)
    4. Stone Desert (4:51)
    5. Blue Eyed Witch (3:25)
    6. The Trip (2:48)
    7. Never Is (6:36)
    8. The Sun Is Filled With Love (5:48)
    9. Today Away (6:06)
    10. Back to the Mountains (reprise) (2:15)
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    Wow! Great find spaceman, i've wanted to hear this for quite a while.
    Many thanks for the share.
    Here's a little extra info about the band:

    André Groote - Vocals (GOLDSTAR BROTHERS, G-BROTHERS, GEEBROS, AIR BUBBLE, CADILLAC)
    Henk Groote - Guitar & Vocals (GOLDSTAR BROTHERS, G-BROTHERS, GEEBROS, AIR BUBBLE, CADILLAC)
    Cor Mestebeld - Bass (AIR BUBBLE)
    Henry Backers - Organ & Piano
    Ben Groote - Drums & Vocals (GOLDSTAR BROTHERS, G-BROTHERS, GEEBROS, AIR BUBBLE)

    The beat/harmony group GOLDSTAR BROTHERS was formed in 1962 by the Groote brothers, singer André, guitarist Henk, and drummer Ben, in Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands.
    In 1966 they changed their name to G-BROTHERS and recorded three 7" singles before changing their name once more to GEEBROS.
    As Geebros, the band recorded several 45's, with the wonderfully named "Henry The Horse", reaching the Dutch charts in late 1967.
    By now they played psychedelic music combined with strong close harmony singing, in songs like "Let Me Find The Sun", "She", "Ev'ry Day" and "Shadows Of Stone".
    They were then joined by organ player Lol Nijhuis, who was in turn replaced by Henny Backers in 1968.
    By this time the band's musical style had changed quite considerably, incorporating a stronger Psychedelic influence into their harmony driven Sunshine Pop.
    In 1969 their musical style evolved yet again, and to reflect this they chose yet another name, CRYING WOOD.
    By this time they were making Heavy Rock with a strong Progressive Rock flavour incorporated too.
    Having secured a record deal with Action Records, they entered the studio to record a 45 for them.
    The band's lone single, 1970's "Blue Eyed Witch/Trip", got a lot of airplay on Dutch radio but didn´t trouble the charts, leading to the loss of the Action deal.
    A shame, as the record was strong, with the A-side demonstrating an organ heavy driving style akin to LUCIFER'S FRIEND or URIAH HEEP, with the instrumental "Trip", on the flip, having a more progressive, jazzy flavour.
    Crying Wood toured intensively throughout the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, and even recorded an album in 1970, which was called "Forward In Time/Back To The Mountains".
    However, they were unable to secure a European record deal and so the album was only released in Canada.
    Apparently, the music on it is in the same Heavy vein as the single, with hints of FOCUS and PANTHEON.
    Shortly after recording the album however, the band fell apart and split before 1971 was over.
    In 1974 an attempt was made to reform Crying Wood by Ben Groote with an entirely new line-up, but despite recording demos they don't manage to release anything.
    The band was a successful draw on the live circuit however, touring constantly in their homeland and in Germany.
    After several further line-up changes, Ben Groote pulled the plaug on Crying Wood in 1976, joining up with his brothers and original Crying Wood bassist Cor Mestebeld once more in a new band called AIR BUBBLE.
    Air Bubble were very different stylistically to Crying Wood, playing Pop/Soft Rock with a reasonable degree of success.
    Their first single, "Racing Car" in 1976, was a hugely popular record all over mainland Europe, and a string of records followed throughout the remainder of the '70's, with varying degrees of success.
    Air Bubble finally split up in 1981, with André and Henk then recording an EVERLY BROTHERS tribute album, "For Everly Yours", under the name CADILLAC!
    After a long time away from the stage, in recent years the brothers Groote have occassionally been treading the boards once again, billed as GEEBROS.
    Their current set-list includes songs from the Goldstar Brothers, Geebros, Crying Wood and Airbubble eras alongside covers of The Everly Brothers, THE BEATLES and THE BEACH BOYS.
    Here's hoping some enterprising reissue label will one day make that elusive Crying Wood album and the later demos available on CD.

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    CANADASPACEMAN, many thanks for this great and very rare post!! Cannot add anything more to the great info-style depiction piece, delivered above from RIPTORN, apart from that i enjoy this a helluva lot!! A must have for all fans of URIAH HEEP, LUCIFER'S FRIEND and Hammond driven Hard Rock!! MONUMENTAL!! CHEERS YOU LOT!! porosimetal
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