THE LOST STATION TAPES 1971-73 VANISHING POINT VOL 1
So here’s a strange one, a double heavyweight vinyl release that showcases four sides of extended jamming played by three unknown musicians way back in the early seventies, discovered in a small studio and brought back to life by Future Wizard / Zap records. Worthy of note is the excellent packaging with artwork by artists Fantich and Young as well as the excellent pressing and sound quality of the release.
So far so good, but what does it actually sound like ? Well, fans of Robin Trower or Jeff Beck are gonna find plenty to love on this album as it is filled with classic rock jamming with a funky edge and a really tight rhythm section, something that allows the guitarist to wander wherever he wants, and he does, his style fluid and melodic with plenty of changes in pace and texture. Over four sides there is plenty to admire, all four maintaining the quality making for a very pleasurable journey and it is certainly possible to listen to all four sides without getting bored.
Limited to 100 copies this is bound to sell out quickly so fans of extended guitar histrionics and fancy fretwork should get in quick as this is a quality collection that has echoes of guitarists such as Hendrix or Saloman running through it. (Simon Lewis)