|A remastered and expanded 3CD edition of the cult 1970 album by Prog Rock power trio T2
Format: CD / Cat No: ECLEC32753 / Released: 26/03/2021
Track Listing: CD 1: Itíll All Work Out In Boomland - The Original Album Re-Mastered: 1. In Circles / 2. J.L.T. / 3. No More White Horses / 4. Morning
CD 2: T2 - 1970 Sessions: 1. Highway / 2. Careful Sam / 3. Timothy Monday / 4. CD / 5. The Minstrel / 6. Fantasy / 7. T2
CD 3: 1971 Ė 1972: 1. And Time / 2. Looking Back / 3. Questions & Answers / 4. Seventy-Two / 5. The Clown / 6. The Gambler / 7. Closing Your Eyes / 8. Into The Red / 9. PDQ
More information: Formed in 1970 by PETER DUNTON, a former drummer with GUN, and former members of BULLDOG BREED, guitarist and backing vocalist KEITH CROSS and BERNARD JINKS (bass, backing vocals), T2 officially released one classic studio album during their short career, Itíll All Work Out In Boomland, issued by Decca Records in July 1970. Taking the template established by acts such as THE WHO, CREAM and JEFF BECK GROUP, the maturity of the music belies the young age of the band. Featuring only four tracks, the albumís highlights included No More White Horses, perhaps the piece-de-resistance of the album, an amazingly powerful song with a wonderful horn arrangement, building to a powerful feedback-laden climax and the twenty-minute long Morning.
The album earned much praise upon its release but despite this, issues with their record company, combined with a general dissatisfaction led to Cross departing the band after the trio had recorded a series of excellent tracks for a potential second album that failed to materialise after the band were dropped by Decca. By 1971 Bernard Jinks had also departed and Peter Dunton formed a new line-up of the band featuring guitarist ANDREW BOWN and bassist JOHN WEIR. This new line-up performed on the UK concert circuit and also recorded a series of fine tracks in the search of a new recording contract. Alas, by the end of 1972 T2 disbanded.
By the new millennium Itíll All Work Out In Boomland had been re-appraised and had attracted a cult following among aficionados of Progressive and Underground rock of the early 1970s, even leading to several tracks being sampled by DJs on Dance tracks.
This edition has been newly re-mastered from the original Decca master tapes and has been expanded by a further two CDs
featuring their later recordings made in 1970 and 1971-1972. T2ís sole Decca album is presented here as a recognised classic of the era.