ing is the third solo album by Kevin Ayers, on Harvest Records. In 1971, Kevin Ayers started recording what would become his most acclaimed album, ing accompanied by members of Gong and his previous backing band The Whole World. Praised by NME, Record Mirror and Rolling Stone, the album realized all the musical aspirations Ayers had harboured since the inception of Soft Machine.
ING was the first album i bought from KEVIN AYERS and always it has hold a special place in my heart as listening to this album reminds me the good times of my childhood back then in 1972. It is also one of the best releases of the ex-SOFT MACHINE member. This recording has some of the best songs KEVIN AYERS ever recorded, but also, KEVIN being KEVIN, a few odd ones as usual preventing ING to be a masterpiece. ING is a great album with its usual imperfections when it comes to a KEVIN AYERS recording.
Melancholic and reflective, Kevin Ayers' third solo effort, ing (this time sans the Whole World as a collective), finds the ultimate underachiever languishing in a realm of ballads, free (for the most part) from the façade and pretensions of prog rock that plagued the previous project. The opening track, the "There Is Loving" suite, was both apropos and deceptive
Features Song Lyrics for Kevin Ayers's ing album. ing - 1999 Remastered Version Lyrics. 11. Song From The Bottom Of A Well - 1999 Remastered Version Lyrics.
Kevin Ayers, in my humble opinion is one of the most overlooked of British performers who emerged as part of the Canterbury Circus from the 1960's. This timely re-release with additional tracks is a very welcome one for those of us who have owned the original cd for years and who have had to suffer the poor sound mastering. Here with much greater clarity is an album that is not to be missed. Kevin Ayers' albums are idiosyncratic for two reasons, the quality of the songwriting and the diverse styles and types of music which he employs. His voice is so evocative of others in the Circus such as Caravan but has a way of bringing the lyrics slowly into one's conciousness where the true value of them can be misseed when the listener is not paying careful attention.