You Are the Music... We're Just the Band

You Are the Music...We're Just the Band is the third studio album by British rock band Trapeze. Recorded with producer Neil Slaven, it was released in 1972 by Threshold Records. The album was preceded by the release of the single "Coast to Coast" in 1972.

You Are the Music...We're Just the Band
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Studio album by
Released1972 (1972)
RecordedDecca Studios and Island Studios, London
Genre
Length37:52
LabelThreshold
ProducerNeil Slaven
Trapeze chronology
Medusa
(1970)
You Are the Music...We're Just the Band
(1972)
The Final Swing
(1974)
Singles from Medusa
  1. "Coast to Coast"
    Released: 1972

BackgroundEdit

You Are the Music...We're Just the Band was the last Trapeze album recorded by the lineup of Glenn Hughes, Mel Galley and Dave Holland, as Hughes left the band in 1973 to join Deep Purple.[2] The album was also the band's first not to be produced by John Lodge, and featured a wide range of guest performers, including guitarist B. J. Cole, pianist Rod Argent and saxophonist Jimmy Hastings.[3] Five of the album's eight songs were written by Hughes, while the other three were written by Galley and his brother Tom.[3]

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [4]
Variety(favourable)[5]

Critical reception for You Are the Music...We're Just the Band was generally positive.[citation needed] Variety called the album "another hard-rockin' set by Trapeze".[5]

LegacyEdit

A retrospective review for AllMusic, Richard Foss praises Hughes's vocal performances and the "softer tunes" of the album.[4] Foss named "Coast to Coast" and "What Is a Woman's Role" as particular highlights.[4]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Keepin' Time"Mel Galley, Tom Galley3:42
2."Coast to Coast"Glenn Hughes4:02
3."What Is a Woman's Role"Hughes5:45
4."Way Back to the Bone"Hughes5:30
5."Feelin' So Much Better Now"Hughes3:40
6."Will Our Love End"Hughes5:07
7."Loser"Mel Galley, Tom Galley4:45
8."You Are the Music" ("You Are the Music, We're Just the Band" on later releases)Mel Galley, Tom Galley5:21

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Elliott, Paul (May 30, 2016). "The Top 20 Greatest Funk Rock Songs". TeamRock. Team Rock Limited. Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  2. ^ "Trapeze - A Brief History (1969–1994)". Glenn Hughes. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  3. ^ a b You Are the Music...We're Just the Band (Media notes). Trapeze. Threshold Records. 1972.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  4. ^ a b c Foss, Richard. "Trapeze - You Are the Music...We're Just the Band". AllMusic. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Record Review: Riders, Merman, J. Smith, Groucho, Edition, R. Williams, New Seekers, Brewer- Shipley, Michell Top LP's". proquest.com. Vol. 269 no. 6. Variety. December 20, 1972. p. 48.