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Amazing Friendly Apple - Water Woman flac

  • Performer: Amazing Friendly Apple
  • Album: Water Woman
  • Label: Decca
  • Catalog #: F 12887
  • FLAC: 1593 mb | MP3: 1448 mb
  • Released: 1969
  • Country: UK
  • Style: Psychedelic Rock
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 814
  • Category: Rock
Amazing Friendly Apple - Water Woman flac

Tracklist

1Magician
2Water Woman

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
F 12887Amazing Friendly Apple Water Woman ‎(7", Promo)DeccaF 12887UK1969
79.050Amazing Friendly Apple Water Woman ‎(7")Decca79.050France1969

Barcodes

  • Matrix / Runout: XDR-44422-T1-1C
  • Matrix / Runout: XDR-44423-T1-1C

Video

Thordibandis
Amazing Friendly Apple were a Leeds-based five piece, who only managed to release one single; there doesn't even appear to be any other material in the vaults. The A-side is a very British take on Spirit's Water Woman (not to be confused with Mancunians Pacific Drift's fiddle-led version from a year later), while the flip, Magician, is an excellent late-period psych piece. Organ, harpsichord and Mellotron strings, presumably from organist Barry Mills, vie with each other for precedence over Peter Waddington's strangely nasal vocal, as the song moves through several different parts in quick succession, reminding me slightly in places of Traffic's Hole In My Shoe. In fact, this could be said to be bordering early progressive; it's certainly more inventive than many of its better-known cousins.
I was a regular at a lot of their Leeds gigs, they were a very good band. The story goes that Magician was intended to be the A-side with Water Woman as the B-side but their record company chickened out at the last minute and switched them on the basis that Water Woman was more commercial. Apparently the band had vowed before release that if the single wasn't a hit they'd pack it in. It wasn't and they did:-(
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