Everyone

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Most notable for including the interesting folk-rock journeyman Andy Roberts in the lineup, Everyone had a brief and confusing career. They issued just one self-titled album in the U.K. on B&C in the…
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Most notable for including the interesting folk-rock journeyman Andy Roberts in the lineup, Everyone had a brief and confusing career. They issued just one self-titled album in the U.K. on B&C in the early '70s. However, when it appeared on Ampex in the U.S., the album was titled Andy Roberts With Everyone, implying that it was a Roberts solo effort, or at the least that Everyone was Roberts' backing band. Everyone was a real band, however, in which Roberts wrote much but by no means all of the material, most of the rest coming from organist/vocalist Bob Sargeant. Roberts has since admitted that the album had something of a split personality, without much common ground between his gentle folk-rock-influenced approach and Sargeant's bluesier, more flamboyant style, which showed an influence from early-'70s progressive rock bombast. The more excessive Sargeant compositions aside, it's a reasonably pleasant if unexceptional early-'70s rock album. It's not quite folk-rock-oriented enough to be classified alongside the likes of Fairport Convention, and too early for pub rock, whose modest rootsy vibe Everyone anticipated to some degree.