This is without any doubt one of this year’s most stunning and spectacular releases!!! Book Of Am were a communal hippie-folk outfit consisting of musicians from various countries (England, France & Spain) who lived on the Balearic Islands. Their initial plan was to release four LP’s in combination with a beautifully illustrated book, full of mind expanding art, focussing on world folklore and various traditions. In the end however (we’re talking mid 70’s here) the costs of realisation were too high, and –though the music for all 4 records already was put to tape- the eventual release got strippe
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Among aficionados of the girl group sound, there can't be five acts more beloved than the Crystals. Their best-known songs, which include "He's a Rebel," "Uptown," "Da Doo Ron Ron," "Then He Kissed Me," and "There's No Other Like My Baby," are among the finest examples of the best that American rock & roll had to offer in the period before the British Invasion; and decades into the CD era, the group's records are still prized in their original vinyl pressings even by non-collectors, who seem to recognize that there was something special about the Crystals' work. The group was originally a quintet consisting of Barbara Alston (born 1945), Dee Dee Kennibrew (born 1945), ... Read more »
McCully Workshop Inc. - Same - 1969 (South African Garage/Psych)
Excellent debut album (the first of four by this South African Group) and a real rarity from 1969. A great album with a Pretty Things meets The Beatles vibe; psych blended with R 'n' B and garage punk tunes. Excellent songs with lovely vocals strong harmonies and super distorted guitar work.
The Psychedelic-Music.com Website describes McCully Workshop's first album like this: "Of all the albums we've heard from South Africa this one is topscore. What a beautiful masterpiece. Pepper-influenced Underground music with great songs, lovely vocals, strong harmonies, great distorted guitarwork."
Hard Psych concept with floating Mellotron and aggressive Hammond.
Tracks : 1. Dream Love Sequence Nr 9 (7:53) 2. One Strange December Evening (4:55) 3. As I Wandered (3:24) 4. Tolerance Town (3:40) 5. Beat Pimp Muzak (5:07) 6. A War Was Declared (7:22) 7. In My Time Of Dying (6:33) 8. Traumland (5:20) 9. I Want You (2:39) Line-up : - Daniele Caputo / drums, vocal - Michele Profeti / organ, Mellotron - Stefano Gabbani / bass
Releases information Black Widow Records, BWR007 _______________________________
is a 90's band with a 70's sound reminiscent of Atomic Roost
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This is a relatively obscure artist from the US who recorded two albums in the late 1960s and then one more in the mid 1970s. The first and most known two are collected here on one reissued CD and were produced by Lee Hazlewood, the famous arranger and musician of the period. These two albums are introspective loner folk-based music with a whimsical acoustic song of guitar and gently yearning vocals complemented by understated strings and woodwinds. These songs have a distant, late night quality being simple and rather delicate in style. On the first album there is perhaps a doomed romantic aspect with the instruments providing a touch of chamber music to the songs. Fans of Melanie, early Simon and Garfunkal or UK musicians like Duncan Browne would probably enjoy
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Laine and Alan - 1982 - On An Autumn Day Fantastic UK female vocal folk. Mainly trad tunes but with such a sweet and beautiful feeling, the vocals on this are just superb, lovely instrumentation with Flutes / Autoharp / Harmonium etc, so fragile sounding yet her voice is just so perfect, backed by John Rose and Nick Dow, produced by Rick Saunders. I put a personal guarantee that you will love this LP!
the split of "Poll", Kostas Tournas went on to record a great
progressive-psychedelic concept solo album. A major progressive
folk-rock opus with no distinction into separate tracks; it's a
autobiographic concept album. Tournas wrote and arranged it for a large
orchestra -something unbelievable, speaking for Greece, back in the
early 70's- and a rock group (RUTH). He provided the vocals and the
guitars by himself.
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