ROAR //

Album label: 
Release date: 
01/04/1997
Recording location: 
PATHWAY STUDIOS
Recording date: 
Friday, May 1, 1970
Artwork design: 
EWAN RIGG
Mastering engineer: 
JOAO CARVALHO
Mastering engineer: 
MIKE KING
Producer: 
MARK WASTELL
  • 1. Roar 1 (20:58)
  • 2. Roar 2 (17:58)

Acoustic Bass, Harmonica – Jim Mullen
Alto Saxophone – Chris Francis (tracks: 2)
Alto Saxophone, Piano – Mick Brannan
Percussion, Voice, Keyboards – Robert Wyatt
Trumpet – Mal Dean
Violin, Accordion, Flute – Veleroy Spall
Voice – Maia Spall

It's a bright afternoon, Spring 1970, north London: the musicians who happen to be the Amazing Band today are letting the music between them just happen. This is how the Amazing Band always was. Although Manl Dean, Veleroy Spall and Mick Brannon were the nucleus, over a period of years many musicians joined them for hours, week or months.

The concept was Mal Dean's He was a cartoonist, painter and illustrator with a deep love and understanding of jazz who saw how open the music had become, how like drawing or painting. There was a particular sense of discovery and surprise in music, poetry and visual art at the time, each form influencing the others and bringing a great sense of closeness to the various disciplines.