Shed No Tear: The Shed Studio Sessions
Released: Jan 2005
Label: Classicmusicvault . com
Listen to that weepy pedal steel and those angelic high harmonies. These denim-clad beards just gotta be from California or Ohio or even Vermont, right? WRONG. Like Help Yourself and Mighty Baby, Unicorn were a bunch of British lads who in the mid-'70s went gaga for the West Coast country rock of Crosby, Stills and Nash and New Riders of the Purple Sage. And the band sure could hold its own, especially the fluid twang of fret-master Kevin Smith, who sounds like Clarence White, Jr. Dig the mellow, folks.