Oora

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Oora
Oora (Edgar Broughton Band album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Edgar Broughton Band
Released May 1973
Recorded June - December 1972
Studio Olympic Studios, West London
Morgan Studios, North London
The Manor Studios, Shipton-on-Cherwell, UK
Genre Psychedelic rock, Hard rock
Length 40:07
Label Harvest
Producer Edgar Broughton Band
Edgar Broughton Band chronology
Inside Out
(1972)Inside Out1972
Oora
(1973)
Bandages
(1976)Bandages1976
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Review scores
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Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link

Oora is the fifth album by psychedelic rock group, the Edgar Broughton Band, first released in 1973. It was the Broughtons' last album for Harvest Records.

The original vinyl album came in an elaborate package, with a conventional gatefold album jacket enclosed in a transparent vinyl sleeve printed with the group's name and band pictures. The 2004 CD reissue featured one additional track.

Track listing

Side one

  1. "Hurricane Man / Rock 'n' Roller" (R.E. Broughton) - 6:13
  2. "Roccococooler" (R.E. Broughton) - 3:09
  3. "Eviction" (S. Broughton) - 3:00
  4. "Oh You Crazy Boy!" (Victor Unitt) - 2:44
  5. "Things on My Mind" (S. Broughton) - 3:39

Side two

  1. "Exhibits from a New Museum / Green Lights" (R.E. Broughton) - 7:54
  2. "Face from a Window / Pretty / Hi-Jack Boogie / Slow Down" (R.E. Broughton, S. Broughton, Arthur Grant, Unitt) - 10:29
  3. "Capers" (R.E. Broughton, S. Broughton, Grant, Unitt) - 1:37

Bonus track on 2004 CD reissue

  1. "Sweet Fallen Angels" (R.E. Broughton) - 2:51

Personnel

  • Edgar Broughton – lead vocals, guitar, bass guitar on "Hi-Jack Boogie"
  • Arthur Grant – bass guitar, guitar on "Hurricane Man" and "Hi-Jack Boogie"
  • Steve Broughton – vocals, drums, percussion, guitars, tubular bells, tambourine
  • Victor Unitt – backing vocals, guitars, Spanish guitar on "Exhibits From A New Museum", piano, lead vocals on "Oh You Crazy Boy!"

Guest musicians

  • Madeline Bell – backing vocals, "Rock 'n' Roller", "Things On My Mind"' & "Face From A Window"
  • Doris Troy – backing vocals, '"Rock 'n' Roller", "Things On My Mind" & "Face From A Window"
  • Lisa Strike – backing vocals, "Rock 'n' Roller", "Things On My Mind" & "Face From A Window"
  • Maggie Thomas – backing vocals on "Oh You Crazy Boy!"
  • David Bedford – piano on "Green Lights"
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