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May Blitz - May Blitz MP3
Performer: May Blitz
Title: May Blitz
Label: Vertigo
Country: Germany
Released: 1970
Style: Hard Rock, Prog Rock
Cat: 6360 007
Rating: 4.3/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 2344 mb | MP3 size: 2426 mb | WMA size: 2294 mb
Genre: Rock

1Smoking The Day Away8:21
2I Don't Know?4:45
3Fire Queen4:18
4Virgin Waters6:34
7Tomorrow May Come4:48


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
6360 007May Blitz May Blitz ‎(LP, Album, M/Print)Vertigo6360 007UK1970
UICY-9575May Blitz May Blitz ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap)VertigoUICY-9575Japan2005
BGOLP 16May Blitz May Blitz ‎(LP, Album, RE)BGO RecordsBGOLP 16UK1988
6360 007May Blitz May Blitz ‎(LP, Album, RP)Vertigo6360 007Germany1980
IMS 7026May Blitz May Blitz ‎(CD, Album, RE)Repertoire RecordsIMS 7026Germany1994


  • Artwork By [Drawings By] – Tony Benyon
  • Bass Guitar, VocalsReid Hudson
  • Drums, Vibraphone [Vibes], Bongos, CongasTony Newman
  • EngineerBarry Ainsworth
  • Lead Guitar, Lead VocalsJames Black
  • Producer, Composed ByMay Blitz


Comes with the swirl label logo and in gatefold cover


  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A [label]): AA 6360 007.1Y
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B [label]): AA 6360 007.2Y
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A [stamped]): 10 AA6360007 1Y 320
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B [stamped]): 10 AA6360007 2Y 320


  • Printed By – Carl v. d. Linnepe
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram Ltd.


May Blitz is the self-titled debut album by BritishCanadian power trio May Blitz. It was released in 1970 by Vertigo Records in the UK, and Paramount Records in the US. All songs written and composed by HudsonNewmanBlack. Side one. Smoking the Day Away - 8:21. I Don't Know - 4:45. Dreaming - 6:35. Side two. Squeet - 6:51. Tomorrow May Come - 4:48. Fire Queen - 4:18. Virgin Waters - 7:01. Bass, vocals Reid Hudson. Drums, percussion Tony Newman. Lead guitar, lead vocals James Black. May Blitz. It comes in matt finish Gatefold Sleeve with distinctive Large Vertigo Spiral Blitz - May Blitz 1970. To favorites 11 Download album. Listen album. Progressive Rock. Songs in album May Blitz - May Blitz 1970. May Blitz - Smoking The Day Away. May Blitz - I Don't Know. May Blitz - Dreaming. May Blitz - Squeet. May Blitz - Tomorrow May Come. May Blitz - Fire Queen. May Blitz - Virgin Waters. Total votes: 21. Other albums by May Blitz. The 2-Nd Of May. Progressive R. May Blitz were an obscure but pioneering hard rock band with blues and psychedelic tendencies. Started in 1969 in the UK, it consisted of vocalistguitarist Jamie Black, Tony Newman on drums, ex Sounds Incorporated and Jeff Beck Group, and Reid Hudson on bass and vocals. Black and Hudson, f read more. Tomorrow May Come Lyrics. Fire Queen Lyrics. Virgin Waters Lyrics. About May Blitz. May Blitz Q&A. Producers James Black, Reid Hudson & Tony Newman. Bass Guitar, Vocals Reid Hudson. Bongos Tony Newman. Congas Tony Newman. Drums, Vibraphone Tony Newman. More May Blitz albums. The 2nd of May. About Genius Contributor Guidelines Press Advertise Event Space. May Blitz album. Track listing. Completa la tua Collezione su May Blitz. May Blitz Cass, Album. Paramount Records. PAC 5020. Vendi questa versione. May Blitz LP, Album. May Blitz is ranked 7,813th in the overall chart, 1,258th in the 1970s, and 134th in the year 1970. Album by May Blitz. Smoking the Day Away. I Don't Know Dreaming. Tomorrow May Come. Fire Queen. Virgin Waters. Tony Newman: drums, vibes, bongos, congas. Reid Hudson: bass guitar, vocals. James Black: lead guitar, lead vocal. search for May Blitz , May Blitz


Comments (3)
A great press for a reasonable price compared to the UK press. I never had the opportunity to listen the original UK version, but this one is fabulous! A must!
Have UK press (bought in 1970) sounded like all Vertigo releases at the time, especially on Stig Carlsson (Sonab OA 14's upgraded free by Sonab to the horseshoe magnets) speakers. Sadly stolen, nothing since comes even close!
Great and underappreciated heavy rock by this Canadian/British combo, who released two albums on Vertigo, this being their first, from 1970, which also received an American release on Paramount (which luckily, unlike the American releases of Uriah Heep and Black Sabbath's debuts, is exactly the same, from tracklisting down to cover artwork and packaging). The group consisted of two Canadians, guitarist and vocalist James Black and bassist Reid Hudson, who both played the Victoria, BC club circuit (including a band called Missing Lynx) (an earlier version of May Blitz, that never recorded included future Bakerloo members). Tony Newman, the Englishman of the band was the drummer and had previously played with the Jeff Beck Group on Beck-Ola (the final album with Rod Stewart - I suspect thanks to Tony Newman's association with Rod Stewart that this group got a deal with Vertigo).Basically, this is your Hendrix/Cream-influenced hard rock album with blues trapping. "Smoking the Day Away" is a fantastic opening piece with some intense guitar jamming. There is no doubt a hippie theme going through this song, especially the drug references. The hippie reference is also found in the bluesy "I Don't Know", only the theme is on going back to the land (in fact, in my opinion, I'd love to hear this song being played on a documentary on the hippies, particularly when the back to the land movement is being brought up, over Canned Heat's "Going Up the Country", just because that one is so overplayed). "Dreaming" starts off rather mellow, so it's really startle you when the music suddenly goes into overdrive with some intense bluesy jamming. "Squeet", features some great guitar riffs and a bass solo. "Tomorrow May Come" is psychedelia all the way, a dreamy, mellow, relaxed piece. Then they go into Crazy World of Arthur Brown territory with "Fire Queen" (even James Black sounds very much like Arthur Brown here, so I'm sure it's intentional). Only thing missing here would be Vincent Crane's organ playing (he was with Atomic Rooster at the time, anyways). "Virgin Waters" features some reverb, some spoken dialog, and bluesy passages, then eventually some heavy riffs close this piece.One of the more underrated albums I have heard and if you like hard rock with blues, psychedelic and prog overtones, give it a try!