The Trinity was band active in the 60s, led by keyboardist Brian Auger and usually featuring singer Julie Driscoll.
Brian Auger formed The Trinity in 1965, which then became part of The Steampacket, which featured singer Julie Driscoll. Following The Steampacket's dissolution they recorded as Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity. Their first album featured some very interesting jazz-rock / R&B sounds, but was slow to sell. What they needed was a hit single, and this they got with a cover of the recent Bob Dylan / Rick Danko song "This Wheel's On Fire" in 1968. It got to #5 on the UK charts, and became the best-known version of this oft-covered song in Britian (in America it was better known through The Band's version). With its apocalyptic imagery, Driscoll's powerful vocals and Auger's use of the Mellotron, it was a classic piece of psychedelic rock. Following the single's success, the first album sold much better.
The band's discography is something of a confusing affair, with various compilations and albums which overlap, and a number of obscure singles. This compilation brings together seventeen tracks which don't appear on their original albums Open, Definitely What!, Streetnoise and Befour. Many of these were singles, or could be found on some confusingly titled compilations. Most feature Driscoll, though there are also some instrumentals, including a few from the '65 pre-Steampacket lineup of the band. A great experimental mix of rock, pop, jazz and R&B.
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