Abel – Please World
1971 America Records 30 AM 6040
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Funk / Soul
Style: Psychedelic Rock
A1 Lost Control 4:30
A2 Searching For The Light 3:29
A3 Being Lonely 3:46
A4 Music Maker 5:30
B1 Please World 3:39
B2 Let Me Be 3:29
B3 I’d Still Be With Her 2:55
B4 Questions And Answers 2:55
B5 Candy 5:00
Printed By – Imprimerie Polychrome
Distributed By – Musidisc-Europe
Bass – Charles Bolds
Drums – Tom Catalano
Guitar, Lead Vocals – Abel Sanchez
Saxophone, Vocals – David Spediacci
Trumpet, Vocals – Larry Chiesa
Written and produced by Abel Sanchez
Engineer – Russ Gary
Design, Photography By – Tony Lane
LINEAGE: America Records 30 AM 6040 vinyl; Pro-Ject RM-5SE with Audio Tecnica AT440-MLa cartridge; Speedbox power supply; Creek Audio OBH-15; Audioquest King Cobra cables; M-Audio Audiophile 192 Soundcard ; Adobe Audition at 32-bit float 192khz; clicks and pops removed with Click Repair on very light settings, manually auditioning the output; further clicks removed with Adobe Audition 3.0; dithered and resampled using iZotope RX Advanced. Converted to FLAC in either Trader’s Little Helper or dBPoweramp. Tags done with Foobar 2000 and Tag and Rename.
It’s a been a while since the last post but I’ve been traveling. I had all intention to fire off some blog posts from the road but I’m only getting around to it now. But that means I’ll have lots of things to share in the month of June, so hooray for that.
This is not a bad record by this one-and-done American psychedelic horn-rock band. The songwriting, which was handled entirely by front-man Abel Sanchez, gets a bit ‘samey’ and there is a lack of stand-out hooks or melodies that would motivate you to put the record on for many subsequent spins, which I guess is why I opted to sell this particular copy. It’s never been issued on CD, though, and this French pressing was nearly mint and on whisper-quite vinyl so it was my duty to do a needledrop before letting it go.
There some tasty fuzz guitar and moderately funky tunes here. “Searching For The Light” sounds like B.T.O. with horns. “I’d Still Be With Her” sounds like something Matt Berry would have written for the brilliant Toast Of London show. Not sure what else to say other than their drummer is a bit boring (some of the drum fills make me chuckle a bit) and perhaps with another songwriter in the group they could have produced something that would have stood out more from the embarrassment of riches that was the music scene of the early 70s.