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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Argent - In Deep (1973 uk, enjoyable soft prog rock, japan remaster)



In Deep, the band's fourth album, was originally released on Epic Records in 1973. While not as strong as its predecessors, it did produce the excellent single (and one of the best tracks on the album), "God Gave Rock and Roll to You," which made the Top 20 in England and charted well in North America. 

The original album contained eight songs, with half written by Ballard and the other half by Argent and White. The eccentric Be Glad and the prog epic Candles On The River redress the balance slightly. 

When the band split in 1976, Argent went on to pursue a solo career. Henrit opened a drum shop in London's West End and played in a band called Phoenix with Rodford, before they both joined the Kinks. 
by Keith Pettipas


Tracks
1. God Gave Rock And Roll To You  (Ballard) - 6:44
2. It's Only Money, Part 1  (Ballard) - 4:03
3. It's Only Money, Part 2  (Ballard) - 5:08
4. Losing Hold  (Argent, White) - 5:30
5. Be Glad  (Argent, White) - 8:38
6. Christmas For The Free  (Argent, White) - 4:15
7. Candles On The River  (Argent, White) - 7:01
8. Rosie  (Ballard) - 3:44

Argent
*Rod Argent - Keyboards, Vocals
*Russ Ballard - Lead Vocals, Guitar
*Bob Henrit - Drums
*Jim Rodford - Bass

1970  Argent - Argent (Japan remaster)
1971  Argent - Ring Of Hands (Japan remaster)
1972  Argent - All Together Now (Japan remaster)

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