The Beatles were progressive and innovative, and 10cc were as well. We were just trying to do something different. Rather, they used the studio as the starting point for their compositions, which could change shape and go in any number of directions, with all those faders, flangers and gizmos at their disposal they even had their own self-created gadget for producing new and unusual sounds on a guitar called, funnily enough, The Gizmo.
You could start off with some weird sound and build on it and not know where it was going to go. Songs evolved in the studio. Necessity was the mother of invention. Think think think! Anyway, both were fucking geniuses. And there were a lot of sounds — and instruments — on The Original Soundtrack , including piano, guitar, mandolin, autoharp, Moog, violin, bongos, marimba and timpani. You name it, 10cc had a go at playing it. He remembers there being a different atmosphere at Strawberry for the third album sessions.
The album has been reissued on several occasions with bonus tracks including b-sides and single edits and has been remastered. The Original Soundtrack was a critical and commercial success reaching No. Ken Barnes gave the album a rave review in Rolling Stone , commenting, "Musically there's more going on than in ten Yes albums, yet it's generally as accessible as a straight pop band though less so than the two preceding 10cc LPs. Village Voice critic Robert Christgau panned the album, remarking of the song "I'm Not in Love": "stretching your only decent melody a non-satirical love song over six tedious minutes, is that a joke?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not to be confused with Original Soundtrack album. Art rock progressive pop soft rock. Lol Creme Kevin Godley. Eric Stewart Graham Gouldman. Stewart Creme Gouldman Godley. Retrieved 22 July Retrieved 15 January The Original Soundtrack at AllMusic. Retrieved April 10, ISBN X. Retrieved 15 March — via robertchristgau. Rolling Stone.
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