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Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come - Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come (Manchester Free Trade Hall 1973) (2CD)

Release Date: 31st March 2017

Label: Gonzo
Catalogue Number: HST297CD
Price: £10.99
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Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come - Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come (Manchester Free Trade Hall 1973)

Though Arthur Brown never released another recording as commercially successful as "Fire", he worked with a varied group of musicians on projects called Strangelands, Puddletown Express, and (briefly) the Captain Beefheart-influenced Rustic Hinge, before releasing three albums with his new band Kingdom Come in the early 1970s. The three Kingdom Come albums each have a distinctive character. The first was a highly complex concept album apparently on the theme of humanity living in a zoo and being controlled by cosmic, religious and commercial forces. The second was loosely on the theme of water, which Brown had declared four years earlier would be the subject of the second album by the Crazy World. It was musically more conventional than the first, much less heavy, though stranger in places.  The stage acts for all three albums featured a wild mix of special effects, dramatic costumes and colourful theatrics, which were sometimes controversial. Brown had declared when Kingdom Come was formed that the intention was to create a multi-media experience and the band always followed that policy.

The concepts, the music and the theatrics proved very popular on the university circuit but proved too way-out for a mainstream audience. This album captures Arthur Brown and Kingdom Come at their live pinnacle and shows them at their blistering best on stage in front of a wildly enthusiastic audience.


Disc One

  1. Time Captives
  2. Conception
  3. We Want Your Brain
  4. Come Alive
  5. City Melody
  6. Captain (Telephone)
  7. Gypsy

Disc Two

  1. City Melody (reprise)
  2. Superficial Roadblocks
  3. Untitled
  4. Spirit of Joy
  5. Irish Potatoes
  6. Triangles


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