4 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Combining members of the hard-rock bands Gun, Neon Pearl, and Bulldog Breed, T2 swirled its collective members’ influences to form a highly influential proto-prog trio that rocked under the radar. Though 1970’s It’s All Work Out in Boomland remained an obscure vinyl nugget for more than four decades, its 2011 reissue on Akarma Records has freed the four-song grail from obscurity. The EP starts with “In Circles”: five minutes and 15 seconds of flute rock on par with Jethro Tull, save for some impressive arrangements that had more in common with Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s debut from the same year. Singing drummer Peter Dunton’s vocal performances are theatric throughout. Here he croons with a soulfully tortured wail before taking a slightly cartoonish approach in the following “J.L.T.,” where sped-up vocals sing over staggered rhythms like whimsical woodland creatures. Aware of the novelty in this approach, Dunton also sings perfect three-part harmonies with bassist Bernard Jinks and guitarist/keyboardist Keith Cross.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Combining members of the hard-rock bands Gun, Neon Pearl, and Bulldog Breed, T2 swirled its collective members’ influences to form a highly influential proto-prog trio that rocked under the radar. Though 1970’s It’s All Work Out in Boomland remained an obscure vinyl nugget for more than four decades, its 2011 reissue on Akarma Records has freed the four-song grail from obscurity. The EP starts with “In Circles”: five minutes and 15 seconds of flute rock on par with Jethro Tull, save for some impressive arrangements that had more in common with Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s debut from the same year. Singing drummer Peter Dunton’s vocal performances are theatric throughout. Here he croons with a soulfully tortured wail before taking a slightly cartoonish approach in the following “J.L.T.,” where sped-up vocals sing over staggered rhythms like whimsical woodland creatures. Aware of the novelty in this approach, Dunton also sings perfect three-part harmonies with bassist Bernard Jinks and guitarist/keyboardist Keith Cross.

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Ratings and Reviews

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This Is The Right Album Now! They fixed it!

There was a mix up between two albums on here. This 1970 debut T2 album and Gravy Train's 1970 debut were mixed up with each other. The 4 songs on the this T2 album were actually the first 4 tracks on the Gravy Train LP and the Gravy Train album had the 4 T2 tracks that are supposed to be on this album! They fixed it now, so both albums are correct! I would have to say that this T2 record is a true classic, one of the best albums ever released, and its one that has unfortunately fallen into obscurity. It's excellent that its available here because it isn't easy to find in stores! Anyone who likes progressive rock, hard rock, psychedelia, folk and metal will surely like this! They were simply one of the greatest bands ever and all 4 of these songs are incredibly well written and inventive; they really have a sound of their own. Fans of more popular bands like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull and the like ought to check this out, because its one of the true lost classics of rock and roll. I highly recommend the Gravy Train debut as well; it too is another lost classic from the same era and also has a sound that is similar to the bands mentioned above! Both bands were truly excellent, and its strange that these 2 albums were mixed up with each other because they are both obscure, both British bands, both released during the same year and both awesome!

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plz get the real album on here, i think its "gravy train" on there instead.

This is NOT T2! ,

This is NOT the album listed!

I own this album on LP, what I just paid for is NOT the ground breaking, prog rock album I know and love. THIS IS NOT THE ALBUM LISTED!

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