COPPERWINE melded together elements of funk / soul / psychedelia and progressive rock into one.
The choice of covers on this album are touchstones towhere they were coming from. Tunes by Sly & The Family Stone, The Four Tops, Blind Faith, Washboard Sam & The Temptations are all given a work out.
COPPERWINE's Joint Effort was released in 1970 to critical acclaim but scant initial sales. As Jeff's legacy began to grow the album would become a perennial seller in the early 1970's and has been described as "a fine artefact of what was musically going on with Australian rock in this heady and fertile time, documents what a fine band Copperwine was and provided conclusive proof that Jeff is one of the best rock vocalists this country has ever produced".
Quite unlike most bands at the time in Australia were genre less and this album is a capsule of it. The band is augmented on these recordings by a clutch of Australian music luminaries including John Sangster (vibes & glockenspiel), Billy Thorpe (harmonica), Doug Ashdown (12 string & dobro guitar) and produced by Pat Aulton.Available again on vinyl for the first time in almost 40 years. You can discover the might of this album all over again.Jeff St John would go on to keep exploring the musical spectrum with other projects both solo and band wise, even singing the national anthem at the opening of the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
• Manufactured from original master tapes
• Highly sought after with originals being thin on the ground and costly
• Original cover art.
A1 Cloud Nine
A2 Sing A Simple Song
A3 Fanciful Flights
A4 Any Orange Night
A5 You Don't Have To Listen
A6 I Been Treated Wrong
B1 Days To Come
B2 Reach Out
B3 Can't Find My Way Home
B5 I Remember
B6 Environment In 3 Parts
JEFF ST JOHN'S COPPERWINE LP Joint Effort
Label: Blank Recording Co – BRC-017
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
Released: 08 Feb 2016