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Argent is the first album by British rock band Argent. Released in 1970 on CBS Records (USA: Epic Records, BN 26525), the album did not chart in either the U.S. or the UK and did not produce any hit singles, although the song "Liar" would become a top-10 Billboard hit the following year through a cover version by Three Dog Night. ("Liar" b/w "Schoolgirl" was issued in the US as a 45 on Date, before CBS moved the band to their Epic label.)

Argent
Argent (album).jpeg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 1970
RecordedSound Techniques, London, 1969
("(P) 1969" on original vinyl label)
GenreProgressive rock, psychedelic rock
Length40:29
LabelEpic
ProducerRod Argent and Chris White
Argent chronology
Argent
(1970)
Ring of Hands
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB[2]
The Village VoiceB+[3]

Track listingEdit

Songs written by Rod Argent and Chris White except as noted.

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Like Honey" 3:15
2."Liar"Russ Ballard3:14
3."Be Free" 3:52
4."Schoolgirl"Ballard3:22
5."Dance in the Smoke" 6:19
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Lonely Hard Road"Ballard4:24
7."The Feeling's Inside" 3:51
8."Freefall" 3:21
9."Stepping Stone" 4:40
10."Bring You Joy" 4:11

PersonnelEdit

Technical
  • Jerry Boys - engineer
  • Tony Lane - artwork, cover design

A two-disc CD re-issue of this album plus Ring of Hands was released by BGO Records in 2000.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Unterberger, Richie. "Argent Argent review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-01-06.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: A". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 15, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (January 29, 1970). "Consumer Guide (7)". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved April 29, 2013.