T2 (aka "Fantasy")
- Import edition limited to 250x copies
Featuring the original line-up of Dunton/Cross and Jinks; with blistering lead guitar, mellotrons, flutes, and lengthy heavy/melodic tracks. For fans of classic well crafted UK hard rock and progressive music we think this must rank as one of the most important archival releases in this genre.
Even though fame and fortune never came to pass for T2, their Decca album “It’ll All Work out in Boomland” has become an all-time classic amongst collectors of progressive and psychedelic music—and even in the techno and dj scenes. Apart from a BBC radio session, fans long assumed that “Boomland” was both the beginning and the end of the group’s recorded legacy. But some time back, Acme Records unearthed an eponymous second album of material, recorded in 1970 with the original line-up as demo tracks for a planned second album.
This second T2 album, had it been released in 1970, could have put the band on the same level of fame with the likes of Deep Purple, Free, and King Crimson (bands with whom T2 shared a stage). It’s hard-driving opener ‘Highway,’ ablaze with wailing guitars, gives way to moody introspection, culminating with the LSD induced finale ‘T2.’ Those of you who were lucky enough to snap up a copy of the earlier limited edition of the Acme Deluxe pressings of this album can testify to the importance of these recordings. For those of you who missed out the first time around—or who have only recently discovered the greatness of the mighty T2—all we can say is, enjoy the power and glory of the second T2 album!
“The original line-up of T2 only lasted for one year, and the music we recorded reflected a specific time and place. We are very grateful that so many people all over the world have continued to enjoy the music, and that our albums are still being released 40 years later. Thank you for your support” — Peter Dunton