Friday, December 21, 2012

Redwing = Poco in 5th gear

The Seeker recently found a long lost gem: The New Breed, a band with Timmy B. Schmidt, later of Poco and Eagles fame. The New Breed changed their name later to Glad and – when Timmy had left the band to join Poco. Redwing was of great fame in their hometown Sacramento and... in The Netherlands, where they toured after the release of every new album. These gigs are still in my mind as the best things I saw live on stage, together with the concert Poco did in it's original line-up in a double package with Fairport Convention.
Musically think of a mix of Poco and The Outlaws. Great singing, competing guitars and swinging like hell. They released 5 albums: Redwing (1971), What This Country Needs (1972), Take Me Home (1973), Dead Or Alive (1974) and Beyond the Sun and Stars (1975). Timmy returned shortly and can be heard on the 2nd album. Sadly enough these gems never were rereleased on cd, Fantasy did not even think of a great compilation album. Fortunately I was able to lay my hands on the first three LP's so I'll post them here, including scans of the original artwork, ripped from vinyl to AIFF and then to Flac lossless or 320 mp3, whatever you like.
If you'd like to know the complete Redwing story, there's a site dedicated to this band:
Edit: This article was first published on July 27, 2008 by bearwil.

3 comments:

theseekersturntable said...

1971 Redwing - Redwing
Cleaned vinyl rip @320
http://lix.in/-ce989e

1972 Redwing - What This Country Needs
Cleaned vinyl rip @320
http://lix.in/-d1a5e0

1973 Redwing - Take Me Home
Cleaned vinyl rip @320
http://lix.in/-c3ea41

anibal jose castro said...

hello from Argentina very good your blog is excellent, I'm looking for 1971 Redwing Drive - Redwing, but the link is down, I ask that if you reraise reports I thank you very much.
anibaljosecastro@yahoo.com.ar

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anibal jose castro said...

hello from Argentina very good your blog is excellent, I'm looking for 1971 Redwing Drive - Redwing, but the link is down, I ask that if you reraise reports I thank you very much.

anibaljosecastro@yahoo.com.ar

sorry for the translation google translator