A tour de force double album, rich in variety, tone and composition, taking in Hard Rock, Psychedelia, Progressive Rock, Folk, Blues, Rockabilly, Mariachi/Spanish influences, World Music, Funk, Country Rock, Metal, Jazz and Symphonic Influences, this has got the lot!
20 songs, more than 80 minutes of music, spread across 2 albums, split into 4 quarters, each with it's own separate themes: 'Rock', 'Acoustic', 'Electric' and 'Experiment'.
No wonder, well known British rock journalist, Geoff Barton (Editor Sounds, Kerrang! and Classic Rock), placed this album in his Top 10 best albums of 2009 in Classic Rock Magazine.
If you haven't heard it, where have you been? If you haven't added it to your collection, why not?.
Without question, one of THE TREAT's finest albums.
released June 15, 2009
Mike Hyder: Lead and Backing Vocals, Electric Guitars, 6 and 12 string Acoustic Guitars, Lap Steel Slide Guitar, Violin Bow Electric Guitar, Talk Box Guitar, Classical Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Sitar, Harmonium, Farfisa Keyboard, Theremin, Bongos, Castanets, Percussion.
Dom Lash: Electric Bass, Fuzz Bass, Wah-Wah Bass, Double Bass, Wurlitzer Piano, Keyboards on 'Anger Management', Backing Vocals on 'This Is The One'.
Dave Hart: Djembe, Congas, Tympani, Tablas, Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Melodica, Didgeridoo, Harpsichord Keyboard, Piano on ‘Sweet Jasmine’, Backing Vocals on 'This Is The One'.
John Halliday: Drums and Percussion
Jeff Leach: Hammond B3 on ‘Beautiful Way' and Electric Piano on ‘For A Reason and 'Beautiful Way’
Chris Lewis: Trumpet and Flugelhorn on 'Beautiful Way' and 'In My Own Time'.
Parham Bahadoran: Backing Vocals on 'Cycles' and 'Citizen Of The World’, Setar on 'Cycles'.
Ali Nourbakksh: Tonbak & Daf on 'Cycles' and ‘Citizen Of The World’
Graham Quelch: Harmonica on 'Farmer Jack's Tree' and Washboard on 'For A Reason' and 'The Dragon Den'.
Miles Doubleday: DJ voice on 'The Dragon Den'.
All Songs Written by Mike Hyder
Arranged by The Treat
Produced by Michael Hyder
One of the best British rock groups to emerge in the 21st Century, THE TREAT take their primary inspiration from the golden period of 60s and 70s rock and popular music, but add their own modern, off kilter twist, for your listening pleasure.