Sonntag, 26. Oktober 2008

Perry Leopold - 1973 - Christian Lucifer (Psychedelic Folk)


This LP was originally recorded in 1973, and it was a tragedy that it never got released. It was a classic psychedelic-folk recording with the artist Perry Leopold at his very peak of creativity. Incredibly the originally tapes were reused after the studio was sold and then a few mix down tapes were scavenged to put this LP (and CD) together by Gear Fab Records.

Leopold's voice is confident and smooth as silk, which lends an airy dreamy ambiance to the compositions. The combination of richly textured instruments such as the flute, bassoon, and cello serves as the perfect compliment to Leopold's vocal style and gentle and warm guitar playing. You may be reminded of some other great groups of the past when you hear this album. CSN&Y comes to mind for their heavenly harmonies and beautiful memorable folk-rock tunes. Fans of The Byrds and Buffalo Springfield may find something to key in on while listening to this as well.

This is one of the finest disregarded recordings that I have ever heard. Thanks to Gear Fab to changing the course of history, and for all of their hard work in keeping the spirit of this music alive. And above all, thanks to the creator Perry Leopold for giving us a much needed blast from the past to credit him with the importance and credibility of his artistry.

Track Listing:
01. Sunday Afternoon in the Garden of Delights (8:51)
02. The Windwill (8:58)
03. The Starewell (4:17)
04. Serpentine Lane (4:30)
05. The Annunciation (5:10)
06. The Journey (6:47)
07. Vespers (5:33)

Charles Cohen - Mini Moog
John Gillaspie - Bassoon, Recorder, Clavinet
David Goldblatt - Cello
Stan Slotter - Flute
Sam Rudin - Percussion, Bongos
Mike McCarthy - Bass (Electric), String Bass
Perry Leopold - Guitar, Arranger, Vocals
Bill Zino - String Bass

Anonym said…

Great! Thank you brother!Now I got all of four Peter Howell's music incarnations. What a great music it is!The 2nd of Perry Leopold is also beautiful, a masterpiece, if someone is interested.Perry Leopold - Christian Lucifer (Download:)

thanks for the great music, I posted this on main page for you, so more people can see it :)

[1968] The Next Exit - Break Away

listen to the song:

Jay Siegal of The Tokens produced the first and only LP they made. the band real name is "The Fabulous Four", but the labels and manager changed their name several times, here they changed it to "The Next Exit". On and you can read a bit about the whole story of this great band :). This song has groovy overdubbed singing. Psychedelic pop with a touch acid.

"In 1967 the group landed a great opportunity to travel New York to record "I'm the Only One" and "Break Away" as the Next Exit for Warner Bros, produced by the Tokens. "Break Away" was written by Stephen Friedland (aka Brute Force) and Paul Kahan, and is well-crafted psychedelic pop." ~

Here are comming some words from the guitarist of this band, about the song:

Bob Theen: This song was recorded in NY in 1967, produced by The Tokens. It was supposed to be the title song for a movie that was released that next year in 1968 called “Butterflies Are Free’ The movie did come out it ‘68 but for some reason unknown to us our recording was not chosen. The song "I'm The Only One" was in the movie but only one short verse was sung by one of the stars on an acoustic. Darn the luck!! The other side of this is "Breakaway".

Our version of the song was released in the spring of 1968 and got some air play here in K.C. MO. Don't know about anywhere else. But evidently it wasn't a smash hit.

I still have a letter from Hank and Jay asking us to return to NY for some more recordings but for some reason at the time the trip was too far. I still wonder to this day why we didn't go. I think it had something to do with our families, wives, babies and that sort of thing.

Enjoy! greetings, amadeus :)

Dienstag, 21. Oktober 2008

[1970] Wizz Jones - America

listen to the song:

well, I have not found any infos to this song, but I think we can say, it sounds like 1970-1973. Guitar, Sitar and great lyrics by Wizz Jones. Enjoy! greetings, amadeus :)

At the Norwich Folk Festival

Donnerstag, 16. Oktober 2008

[1968] Listening - Stoned Is

listen to the song:

taken from the selftitled album "Listening", released 1968. High singing, a bit hashbury sound. Hammond organ, soft electric guitar and the singing, are making this to a trance experience. Enjoy! greetings, amadeus :)

Dienstag, 14. Oktober 2008

[1968] The Twilights - Devendra

listen to the song:

released 1968 on the album "Once Upon a Twilight". Sitar, and psychedelic singing. A bit Acid male voice. great lyrics. Enjoy!

the album "Once Upon a Twilight"

Freitag, 10. Oktober 2008

[1971] John Renbourn - The Cuckoo

listen to the song:

released 1971 on the album "Faro Annie". Sitar, Guitar and great singing by John Renbourn. A bit like Pentangle, you here on their albums alot of elements brought in by him. Enjoy! greetings, amadeus :)

Samstag, 4. Oktober 2008

[1970] Shelagh McDonald - Peacock Lady

listen to the song:

released October 1970 on the album "Album". soft acid folk, great female voice, dantastic lyrics. a little orchesta, accoustic guitar. Enjoy! greetings, amadeus :)

Mittwoch, 1. Oktober 2008

[1970] The Fruit Machine - I'm Alone Today

listen to the song:

The band is from Norfolk, U.K.. dreamy psychedelic Rock, soft male chorus, great guitar playing. 1970 they released their 2nd single "I'm Alone Today / Sunshine Of Your Love". Enjoy! greetings, amadeus