Formed in 1970, UK’s Warm Dust comprised Les Walker (vocals), Paul Carrack (b. 22 April 1951, Sheffield, North Riding of Yorkshire, England; keyboards), Alan Soloman (saxophone, keyboards, vocals), John Surguy (saxophone, guitar, vocals), Terry ‘Tex’ Comer (b. 23 February 1949, Burnley, Lancashire, England; bass) and Dave Pepper (drums). This accomplished progressive rock band made an ambitious debut with And It Came To Pass, a stylistically diverse double album hinged to Carrack’s imaginative playing. Keith Bailey replaced Pepper prior to the following year’s Peace For Our Time. This pacifist-styled concept album followed in a musically similar vein, breathing life into a then-tiring genre. Pepper then returned to the fold in place of Bailey. 1972’s Dreams Of Impossibilities was only issued in Germany, where Warm Dust proved highly popular. Denied similar accolades in the UK, the band split up in 1972. Carrack and Comer then formed leading ‘pub rock’ act Ace.
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