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ARTIST
TITLE
The Complete Savage Grace
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
TT 9801 TT 9801
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/16/2005

"Savage Grace was Detroit's progressive/hard rock band of the late 1960s, standing apart from the 'high-energy' combos the Motor City is best known for. With guitarist Ron Koss, keyboardist John Seanor, and drummer Larry Zack as the nucleus of a jazzy trio called Scarlet Letter (with two 7"s on the legendary Mainstream label), the addition of gravel-voiced bassist Al Jacquez transformed the group into Savage Grace. The band was soon signed to Reprise and released their eponymous debut album in 1970, probably best-remembered for its powerful version of 'All Along The Watchtower'. Upon moving to Los Angeles the following year, the group embarked on a second album, leaving behind most of the progressive elements in exchange for a tougher, snarling, riff-rock attack, best exemplified by the wah-wah-soaked opening track 'Mother's Son'. By 1972, the trail had ended and the group went their separate ways. Savage Grace never achieved the success that seemed their due; certainly their musicianship was top notch and their songwriting was good enough, but in the long run the band's eclecticism was unable to find a mainstream audience. This 2CD set, licensed from Warner Brothers and carefully remastered, includes both LPs in their entirety plus liner notes by noted rock scribe Ben Edmonds."