Unicorn – Too Many Crooks – Vinyl

Band: Unicorn

Label: Think Like A Key Music

Format: Vinyl

Catalogue Number: TLAK1153LP


First vinyl reissue of the classic third album by pastoral British folk rockers Unicorn produced by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. It was their first for EMI’s Harvest label in the UK and second for Capitol in the US. Almost completely penned by guitarist/keyboardist/singer Ken Baker, the album combines impassioned 1970s West Coast vibes with Beatlesque melodies and tight performances. Indeed, the album, while remaining sonically consistent, enjoys shifting effortlessly between gritty country rockers like the Lindsey Buckingham sounding “He’s Got Pride” and “In The Mood”, to the funky “Bullseye Bill” and the gentle title track which is not unlike Big Star at their finest. While Unicorn were sadly unsuccessful in turning the proto-powerpop “Disco Dancer” into a major hit, the album track “No Way Out Of Here” went on to be the key track on David Gilmour’s debut album. It’s a must-have album for any serious music fan.

1. Weekend
2. Ferry Boat
3. He’s Got Pride
4. Keep On Going
5. Too Many Crooks
6. Bullseye Bill
7. Disco Dancer
8. Easy
9. No Way Out Of Here
10. In The Mood

BARCODE: 724049407704