PETER Barton has been in a number of bands over the years, The Boomtown Rats and The Animals amongst them.

On this album, he has teamed up with the legendary Jerry Donahue (recently part of folk group The Gathering) to record this excellent album with a number of friends.

Most of the album has been written, or co-written by Barton and it is he who supplies the lead vocals.

There are two instrumentals showcasing the exemplary talents of Donahue, but it has to be said that the album is dominated by Barton.

The Animals’ influence is evident, and two of the tracks were co-written with John Williamson and John Steel (drummer with the band), and the album finishes with a version of that band’s biggest hit ‘The House Of The Rising Sun’.

Also on the album is bass player with the current Zombies line-up and The Kinks – Jim Rodford.

Mickey Gallagher (Animals, Blockheads) and Alan Silson (Smokie) appear on ‘Organic’.

R’n’B legend Zoot Money supplies piano on ‘What’s Life About?’ and drummers Paul Burgess (10cc), Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull) and Dave Pegg also turn up.

The Animals’ old keyboard player Dave Rowberry plays on ‘Looking For The Light’ and ‘Silver Horses’, but sadly died before the track was completed.

Peter and Jerry wanted another keyboard solo for the track, so the second solo was supplied by Rick Wakeman.

Diverse influences merge effortlessly throughout the whole album making it a delight to listen to.

Organic Mountain.

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