Sea Shanties is the debut album of progressive rock band High Tide. It was one of the first albums to use violin as a rock instrument. The cover artwork was drawn by Paul Whitehead. Denny Gerrard (of Warm Sounds) produced Sea Shanties in return for High Tide acting as the backing band on his solo album Sinister Morning. The recording sessions for the two albums overlapped, with Sinister Morning being finished in late June 1969, and Sea Shanties being started on the 2nd of that month.
High Tide is the second album by High Tide. The album is slightly less heavy, with folk-influences within the band's sound. Though guitarist Tony Hill would later record with a new band under the High Tide banner, as well as releasing posthumous compilations of demos, this was the last proper album by the original group.
High Tide�s Sea Shanties reminds me of another album from that time which was also pretty raw and that�s T2�s It'll All Work Out In Boomland. There is also a clear The Doors influence here. Especially in the mood of the vocals. High Tide as basically the masterful combination of guitar and violin (in this case, Tony Hill and Simon House respectively), played with as much heaviness and gloom as poor lil' 1969 could muster.
High Tide had the muscularity of a no-nonsense proto-metal band, but they also ventured into prog territory with changing time signatures and tempos, soft-hard dynamics, multi-part arrangements, and even some ornate faux-Baroque interludes.
High Tide (2) – Sea Shanties. Label: Esoteric Recordings – ECLEC 2204. Format: CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered. Country: UK. Released: 2010.
High Tide made their first recordings as the backing band on Denny Gerrard's album Sinister Morning. Gerrard returned the favor by producing their first album, Sea Shanties, which was released in October 1969 This second album, High Tide, was released the following year.
Good sea shanties like Blow the Man Down and Drunken Sailor have been belted out with great gusto and harmony for as long as anyone can remember. Many of the best sea shanties included here are filled with rhythmic repetition. They are fun to sing, and that’s exactly the point. The best sea shanty songs are designed to motivate seafarers as they go about their often difficult, physical labor on the open waters.
Album Name Sea Shanties. Labels Liberty Records. Music StyleProgressive Heavy. Members owning this album5. 1. Futilist's Lament.
High Tide - High Tide (1970). Songs in album High Tide - High Tide (1970). Blankman Cries Again. Rock Rock Rock Rock. The Reason Of Success.