You Are the Music..We're Just the Band

You Are the Music..We're Just the Band

by TrapezeTrapeze


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Though they were best known for a kind of muscular funk rock, the band Trapeze always had a jazzy element, and on You Are the Music, We're Just the Band it is the softer tunes that stand out. This isn't to say that there aren't some good rockers here, since the title tune and "Keepin' Time" are energetic and enjoyable. However it is on "Coast to Coast" and "What Is a Woman's Role" that the band really shines. This is partly because both are really good songs, partly because both benefit from some inspired sax and vibes work from guests Jimmy Hastings and Frank Ricotti. Vocalist Glenn Hughes takes the lead on most tracks, and is very effective as long as he stays in his low range; on the rock tracks he uses his higher register, which tends to have a squealing or screechy tone. Those who only know Hughes from his subsequent work with Deep Purple may be surprised to hear his warm, soulful work on this disc, which was his last with Trapeze.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/02/2003
Label: Lemon Records Uk
UPC: 5013929760424
catalogNumber: 4
Rank: 42686

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Trapeze   Primary Artist
Rod Argent   Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Glenn Hughes   Bass,Piano,Vocals,Voices,Group Member
B.J. Cole   Steel Guitar
Kirk Duncan   Keyboards,Electric Piano
Mel Galley   Guitar,Group Member
Jimmy Hastings   Alto,Saxophone
Tony Iommi   Group Member
John Ogden   Percussion
Frank Ricotti   Percussion,Vibes
Eric Singer   Group Member
Dave Spitz   Group Member
Dave Holland   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Henry Hastings   Alto
Geoff Nichols   Group Member

Technical Credits

Black Sabbath   Contributor
John Burns   Engineer
Dave Grinsted   Engineer
Jimmy Hastings   Contributor
Neil Slaven   Producer
Tom Galley   Composer
John Tracy   Liner Notes
Carl Dunn   Cover Photo
Garry Sharpe-Young   Sleeve Notes

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