"The Polite Force is the second album by British band Egg, released in 1971. It is often regarded as the band’s best work and displays an advance in compositional maturity which moves away from the lingering psychedelic-pop sensibilities of their debut album toward a more avant-garde instrumental approach. The music is a fine example of early English progressive rock, bearing many similarities to Soft Machine. Although the music of Egg does have occasional singing, it is mostly instrumental and as such relies on tight ensemble playing and interesting thematic and melodic material with extended chordal harmonies and irregular time signatures". 2008 remastered reissue with detailed liner notes.
Disc has a couple of grazes.
- 1 A Visit To Newport Hospital
- 2 Contrasong
- 3 Boilk
- 4 Long Piece No. 3 - Part One
- 5 Long Piece No. 3 - Part Two
- 6 Long Piece No. 3 - Part Three
- 7 Long Piece No. 3 - Part Four