Greenslade - Temple Songs: The Albums 1973-1975 - 4CD
Four CD set. Temple Songs - The Albums 1973 - 1975, a clamshell box set containing the four albums released by the legendary band Greenslade between 1973 and 1975: Greenslade, Bedside Manners Are Extra, Spyglass Guest and Time and Tide.
One of the most interesting and musically able bands of the 1970s, Greenslade formed in 1972 and featured a line-up comprising former Colosseum members Dave Greenslade (keyboards) and Tony Reeves (bass) along with Dave Lawson (keyboards, vocals) and Andrew McCulloch (drums, percussion).
The band's self-titled debut album was released in early 1973 and was an impressive musical statement. This album was followed at the end of the same year by Bedside Manners Are Extra, one of their finest works featuring the classic title track. 1974's Spyglass Guest saw Greenslade make an impression on the UK album charts and was another fine album.
Greenslade's final album of the 1970s was Time and Tide, issued in May 1975. This album saw the departure of Tony Reeves who was replaced by Martin Briley on bass and guitar. Despite receiving critical acclaim for their live appearances and recorded work, the band split in 1976. Temple Songs - The Albums 1973 - 1975 is a fine collection of music by a truly original band.