1/20/11

Free - Little Bit Of Love / Sail On (1972)



After failed attempts to form new bands, Peace for Paul Rodgers, Toby for Andy Fraser and Kossoff, Kirke Tetsu & Rabbit (strangely the most successful of the 3), they reformed Free mainly (they said) for Paul Kossoff who was drowning more deeply in his psycho-pharmacologic ocean. They recorded a really great but totally depressing album called Free At Last that was rather a success too (n°9 in the charts) and some weeks later "A Little Bit Of Love" was also a hit (n°13) and it deserved to be cos' it's really a fantastic rhythm and riff agencement. So many bands copied Free but none understood the magical touch of this band. On B-side, there was one of the most moving and depressing song of the LP (not an unissued one) called "Sail On". Free was able to win on both sides, the emotive and the efficient ones. I put both songs in streaming cos' they deserve it both. And get the single here on the singles compilation.





Sail on

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Sail on.
Sail on my brother Sail on through the night Sail on my sister Sail on through the night Beautiful as the day is long Beautiful as the day is long Sail on your troubles Sail on through your doubts Sail on your worries Sail on soon you'll work it out Beautiful as the day is long Beautiful as the day is long I've always been a believer In the good things of life But they don't all come wrapped in cellophane And they don't always seem to turn out right They don't always seen to turn out right I've always been a believer In the good things of life But they don't all come wrapped in cellophane And they don't always seem to turn out right No, no, no, They don't always seen to turn out right Sometimes they do not Humm.... sail on.

1 comment:

AussieRock said...

Hey man - thanks so much for this rare single.
Nice review too

Cheers from DownUnder