söndag 4 september 2016


A couple I don't know much about other than they also fronted a band called "The Family Affair", a combo behind another long forgotten album on the notorious Saga label. This is more of a duo solo effort backed by studio musicians. One of many unnoted Saga LP:s from the time and as the company was known for primitive budget recordings with mostly bad audio the expectations for artistic or audiophile brilliance are always low. Instead you get them for the charm, transparency or just obscurity of it all. The label seems to have been constantly out of cash and ready to record or reissue about anyone or anything as long as it was cheap and sort of legal. But there were flowers in the dirt and to my ears this is one of them. It sounds a lot more 1967 than 1969 with a folky "summer of love" atmosphere, sometimes reminding of The Mamas & The Papas, The Seekers or Herman's Hermits. All cuts self-penned, stylewise ranging from country to light psych pop. Non with a clear hit feeling, but all well written and pleasant as they come. The vocals works agreeably and the backing is surprisingly adaptive, including some nice organ parts (for more details on each song check rear pic below). Favorite tracks - "Charlie The Prussian" and "Mr. Bantam's Little Fair". This was the only original release. Heard about a CD reissue, but haven't been able to locate it. First came with label as shown here, very thick unflexible vinyl, laminated cover and Saga co. inner. (FÄV*) (SÄGÖ*)

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