The Running Man - The Running Man (Prog Rock) - LP Album - 1972

The Running Man - The Running Man (Prog Rock) - LP Album - 1972
Number of items: 1 - Near Mint (NM) - 1st Pressing - Including: Gatefold

The Running Man ‎– The Running Man (Neon ‎– NE 11) made in UK 1972 original gatefold first pressing LP | vinyl: NM (mint-) | cover: NM (mint-) except for 4x small corner bumps . | Released in a non-laminated gatefold cover in a black inner sleeve.

One of 1972's one-shot bands was THE RUNNING MAN, genuinely credited as a project overseen by Ray RUSSELL or, simpler, one of his numerous records. On the other hand, there's enough to talk related to the experience of this band and its good work - washed away by the insignificant reception - or its key interest in classic prog (slightly different from Russell's Canterbury-fusion other teasers), fixated within the album's highlights.

Except Gary Windo's (Centipede, Carla Blay, projects with Nick Mason) exotic sax and Russell's distinct guitar, vocalist Alan Greed (also playing piano or bass), Alan Rushton on drums and Jeff Watts on bass even out the sound. There are close ties between Russell and all the other musicians, given either prior collaborations (like Rushton being part of Russell's Quartet from '68), either further ones (Rushton again and Windo resuming roles on Secret Asylum, Alan Greed appearing on the Live At The I.C.A. retrospective, or Jeff Watts joining on another side-project, Mouse).

Released by RCA Records' Neon, The Running Man is mostly an art-rock expression, perhaps extending a bit towards jazz-rock as well. References to it are rather peculiar, from CREAM, hints of David BOWIE or Clark Hutchinson to PROCOL HARUM or BJH, something that highlights the soft, "crossover" counterpart of the music. In other words, a mixture of "catchy melodies, harsh rock singing and jazzy improvisations", of a central prog brew to which not-so-focused more minor styles or the dizzy rock sound all express cut-and-dried contrasts and loosening.

A1 Higher And Higher
A2 Hope-Place
A3 Nicholas
A4 Another
B1 Find Yourself
B2 Look And Turn
B3 If You Like
B4 Spirit
B5 Children
B6 Running Man

Lot details
Artist/ Band (max 3)
The Running Man
Multiple Titles
Record Title
The Running Man (Prog Rock)
Nr of items
Media Source
LP Album
Country of Manufacturer
Release year (oldest)
Near Mint (NM)
1st Pressing
Record Label
Record Label Number
NE 11
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