The Alchemist

The first two albums by the English rustic pop quartet Home were mostly comprised of winsome little country-pop ditties in the vein of the Sutherland Brothers and Quiver, with occasional forays into extended structures ala Byzantium and Help Yourself, such as “My Lady of the Birds” from their eponymous 1972 sophomore effort. The Alchemist (1973) was Home‘s most ambitious and artfully-embellished release, with their signature rootsy sound lent sway by rattling rhythmic contours set amidst a backdrop ranging from smoldering (“The Disaster”) to sparkling, as on the Hawaiian slides of “Time Passes By”.

A generous portion of The Alchemist can be heard at the link right below:


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