IF - Tea-Break Over Back On Your Eads 12" Vinyl Album

- Brain Records Release

"If's 'Tea-Break Over, Back On Your 'Eads,' the eighth and final studio album by the British jazz-rock maestros, resonates through the tracks of the Brain Records 12" Vinyl Album. Released in 1975, this album marks the culmination of If's musical journey. The vinyl format, a canvas for their intricate jazz-rock fusion, preserves the sonic tapestry that defined the band's prowess. An epitaph to their discography, 'Tea-Break Over, Back On Your 'Eads' remains a cherished artifact for aficionados of progressive sounds."

 

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IF's "Tea-Break Over, Back on Your 'Eads!": A Jazz-Rock Odyssey
Album Description:

Released in 1975, IF's eighth and final studio album, "Tea-Break Over, Back on Your 'Eads!," stands as a testament to the band's unique blend of jazz, rock, and progressive influences. This Brain Records release marked the culmination of their musical journey, showcasing their intricate compositions, skillful musicianship, and adventurous spirit.

Historical Context

The early 1970s was a fertile period for progressive rock, with bands pushing the boundaries of musical expression. IF emerged in this landscape, having already established a reputation for their virtuosic playing and genre-bending sound. "Tea-Break Over, Back on Your 'Eads!" arrived at a time when the band was reaching a creative peak, incorporating diverse elements into their music while maintaining a cohesive artistic vision.

Musical Exploration

The album opens with the epic "Merlin the Magic Man," a sprawling composition that seamlessly blends jazz-infused solos with powerful rock riffs. Tracks like "Ballad of the Yessirrom Kid" and "Don Quixote's Masquerade" further showcase the band's ability to create complex arrangements with memorable melodies and instrumental passages. The title track, "Tea-Break Over, Back on Your 'Eads!," is a driving, funky number that highlights their versatility.

Music Genre

IF defied easy categorization, drawing from various genres to create their signature sound. "Tea-Break Over, Back on Your 'Eads!" is rooted in jazz-rock, with elements of progressive rock, funk, and even classical music woven into the fabric of the album. The band's willingness to experiment and blend genres led to a unique musical experience that appealed to a wide audience.

Producers and Engineers

The album was produced by Lew Futterman, Cliff Davies, and Jon Child. Their combined expertise allowed them to capture the essence of IF's sound, balancing the intricate arrangements with raw energy. Jon Child also served as the engineer, ensuring the technical aspects of the recording were top-notch.

Album Cover Design

The iconic album cover was designed by John Pasche, known for his work with the Rolling Stones. The playful imagery and bold colors reflect the album's eclectic musical landscape.

Music Genre:

British 70s Jazz Rock, Prog Rock

Album Production Information:

Produced by Lew Futterman, Cliff Davies, Jon Child, a Next City Production

Cliff Davies Cliff Davies was a British drummer, producer, and songwriter who was active in the music industry from the 1970s to the 2000s. He was a member of the bands If, and The Nashville Teens, and worked with numerous other artists, including Ted Nugent, Frankie Miller, and Brian May. Davies also produced albums for a variety of artists, including The Stranglers, Kate Bush, and Toyah. He passed away in 2008.

Record Label & Catalognr:

Brain 1064

Media Format:

12" Full-Length 140 gram Vinyl LP 
Album weight: 250 gram  

Year & Country:

1974 Made in Germany


Band Members and Musicians on: IF Tea-break over back on your Eads
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Clifford Davis - drums, synthesiser and vocals
  • Gabriel Magno - keyboards
  • Carlos Martinez - percussion
  • Walt Monaghan - bass and vocals
  • Dick Morrissey - saxophones and flute
  • Geoff Whitehorn - electric and acoustic guitars

Track Listing of: IF Tea-break over back on your Eads

The Song/tracks on "IF Tea-break over back on your Eads" are

  • Merlin the Magic Man (Davies)
  • I Had a Friend (Davies)
  • Tea-Break Over, Back on Your 'Eads (Whitehorn, Davies, Monaghan)
  • Ballad of the Yessirrom Kid (Davies)
  • Raw Sewage (Davies)
  • Song for Alison (Morrissey)
  • Don Quixote's Masquerade (Davies)

 

Front Cover Photo Of IF - Tea-Break Over Back On Your Eads - Brain Records 12" LP Vinyl Album

 

IF - Tea-Break Over Back On Your Eads - Brain Records 12" LP Vinyl Album front cover https://vinyl-records.nl

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Photo Of The Back Cover IF - Tea-Break Over Back On Your Eads - Brain Records 12" LP Vinyl Album

 

IF - Tea-Break Over Back On Your Eads - Brain Records 12" LP Vinyl Album back cover

Close up of Side One record's label IF - Tea-Break Over Back On Your Eads - Brain Records 12" LP Vinyl Album

"Tea-Break Over Back On Your Eads" Record Label Details: Brain 1064 ℗ 1974 Sound Copyright

"Tea-Break Over Back On Your Eads" Record Label Details: Brain 1064 ℗ 1974 Sound Copyright