1972: Part Two
At the end of September the Melody Maker Poll Awards concert took place at the Oval Cricket ground featuring a line-up that now looks like one of those fantasy gigs that people dream up. See the poster here. And if the small print is too small, tickets were £1 advance purchase, from all branches of Harlequin Record Shops.
While Emerson Lake and Palmer were top of the bill they actually weren't on last. That honour went to Wishbone Ash, who'd won the MM Album of the Year Award for 'Argus'.
Revisiting old records can for all their nostalgia still
sound a bit dated. Not so this LP.
Which Star track to pick was my only problem, it's hard to select one as most of the songs on the record are equally great, and fans will no doubt have their personal favourite. "Just a seriously outstanding rock record....this band mastered the twin-lead guitar harmonization sound that other bands emulated later"... to quote the YouTube posting.
My favourite LP of 1972 is Wishbone Ash and 'Argus'. This is Side One, track two 'Sometime World'
Album of the Year, you betcha !