Reissue of the Country album…
Originally released in 1971 this forgotten gem is ripe for rediscovery. COUNTRY were originally a duo called Fondiler & Snow. Both Michael Fondiler and Tom Snow had already played with legends. Michael had been a member of the pre-SPIRIT bands The Red Roosters and Western Union whilst Tom had been an original member of Gram Parsons THE LIKE in 1965. With the addition of Michael’s brother Steve, Bobby De Simone and Ian Espinoza they became COUNTRY and produced this marvellous album which holds similarities to James Taylor, Jackson Browne & Bread.
Impressed by the band Peter Asher soon took over their leadership but despite recording another fine album their record label pulled the plug. Tom Snow stayed with Peter Asher for a solo career and later became a million selling songwriter for the likes of Linda Ronstadt, Little Feat, Bonnie Riatt, Cher… The list goes on and on.
This Remastered album includes all original tracks including 5 bonus tracks that have never previously been released. One of these gems SYLVIE includes Lowell George on slide guitar. SPIRITS and JO JO GUNNE’s Mark & Matt Andes also offer guest performances. Tom Snow tells COUNTRY’s story in the extensive liner notes and recalls his days with Gram Parsons.
Track Listing: Beverly Glen, Love Quite Like Her Kind, Give My Best To Everyone, Traveling Salesman, Janie, Going Away, Fine And Easy, It’s All The Same, Man From Alabama, Aragon Ballroom, Killer, Rock & Roll Heaven, Sylvie (Bonus). Fondiler & Snow: Just A Thought, Please Michael, Aragon Ballroom & Salt Lake City.
More information at Slipstream Records.