ARGENT - ALL TOGETHER NOW
ABBEY ROAD STUDIO MASTER
* EPIC 1st PRESS PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE *
Thanks to the hit single "Hold Your Head Up," All Together Now was Argent's most successful album, and in many ways, it's also their most consistent. Although it isn't quite as interesting as the debut, the band has perfected an anthemic rock that owes as much to hard rock and progressive rock, and cuts like "Be My Lover, Be My Friend," "I Am the Dance of Ages," and "Keep on Rollin'" will appeal to fans of "Hold Your Head Up," even if they lack the wild spark of Argent. (AMG)
After the Zombies broke up, keyboardist/songwriter Rod Argent formed his own band in 1969, which incorporated more classical, jazz, and art rock influences in accordance with Argent's musical training. The group's other members were guitarist/songwriter Russ Ballard, bassist Jim Rodford, and drummer Bob Henrit. Argent's first two albums, Argent and Ring of Hands, received a fair amount of critical acclaim, but their real breakthrough came with 1972's All Together Now, which contained the Top Five smash "Hold Your Head Up"; In Deep produced a minor hit in "God Gave Rock 'N' Roll to You," which was covered by Kiss in 1992. By 1974, Ballard had developed his songwriting talents enough to leave for a solo career (Three Dog Night had a Top Ten single in 1971 with his "Liar," from Argent), and was replaced by guitarist John Verity and string player John Grimaldi. Without Ballard, the group lost its focus and indulged its tendencies toward extended art rock passages and improvisational solos to somewhat excessive levels. Argent broke up in 1976; Rodford joined the Kinks, while Argent himself recorded several solo albums and became a record producer, working with Tanita Tikaram, among others. (AMG)
Argent – All Together Now
Label: Epic – KE 31556 3a Label [Promotional Copy – Not for Sale]
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US Released: Jul 1972
A1 Hold Your Head Up 6:15
A2 Keep On Rollin' 4:30
A3 Tragedy 4:45
A4 I Am The Dance Of Ages 3:45
B1 Be My Lover, Be My Friend 5:15
B2 He's A Dynamo 3:45
B3 Pure Love 13:00
B3.3 Pure Love
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Manufactured By – Epic Records
Recorded At – Abbey Road Studios
Bass – Jim Rodford
Design [Designer, Inner Sleeve] – Richard A. Kenerson*
Design Concept [Concept / Design] – Ian J. Latimer*
Design Concept [Concept], Photography By, Liner Notes – Richard Dunkley
Drums – Robert Henrit*
Engineer – Peter Brown*
Guitar, Vocals – Russ Ballard
Liner Notes [Editor, Inner Sleeve] – Mort Goode
Organ, Vocals – Rod Argent
Photography By [Action Photos Of Rod Argent, Jim Rodford, Robert Henrit And Russ Ballard By] – F. D. Costello*
Producer – Chris White (2), Rod Argent
Written-By – C. White* (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1, B3), R. Argent* (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1, B3), R. Ballard* (tracks: A3, B2)
Produced by (see credits) of Nexus Record Productions for Active Records & Tapes Ltd.
Recorded at Abbey Road.
The selections are BMI.
Also with thanks from Argent & Co. to Dan Loggins, the Devil's Advocate.
℗ 1972 CBS, Inc./Manufactured by Epic Records CBS, Inc./New York City
Printed in U.S.A.
Gatefold sleeve with booklet, includes "EpicUndercover" inner sleeve (Volume: 72E2/4).
Matrix / Runout (Label, Side 1): AL 31556
Matrix / Runout (Label, Side 2): BL 31556
Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side 1): 0 P AL 31556-1C 1 S A9
Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side 2): (S reversed) P BL-31556-1D \
Other (Inner Sleeve, Front): [(small) 2] E
Other (Inner Sleeve, Back): [(small) 2] E 2910
Rights Society: BMI
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