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  • Odessey and Oracle Odessey and Oracle Quick View

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    Odessey and Oracle

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    Odessey and Oracle was one of the flukiest (and best) albums of the 1960s, and one of the most enduring long-players to come out of the entire British psychedelic boom, mixing trippy melodies, ornate choruses, and lush Mellotron sounds with a solid hard rock base. But it was overlooked completely in England and barely got out in America (with a big push by Al Kooper, who was then a Columbia Records producer); and it was neglected in the U.S. until the single Time of the Season, culled from the album, topped the charts nearly two years after it was recorded, by which time the group was long disbanded. Ironically, at the time of its recording in the summer of 1967, permanency was not much on the minds of the bandmembers. Odessey and Oracle was intended as a final statement, a bold last hurrah, having worked hard for three years only to see the quality of their gigs decline as the hits stopped coming. The results are consistently pleasing, surprising, and challenging: Hung Up on a Dream and Changes are some of the most powerful psychedelic pop/rock ever heard out of England, with a solid rhythm section, a hot Mellotron sound, and chiming, hard guitar, as well as highly melodic piano. Changes also benefits from radiant singing. This Will Be Our Year makes use of trumpets (one of the very few instances of real overdubbing) in a manner reminiscent of Penny Lane; and then there's Time of the Season, the most well-known song in their output and a white soul classic. Not all of the album is that inspired, but it's all consistently interesting and very good listening, and superior to most other psychedelic albums this side of the Beatles' best and Pink Floyd's early work. Indeed, the only complaint one might have about the original LP is its relatively short running time, barely over 30 minutes, but even that's refreshing in an era where most musicians took their time making their point.

    - Bruce Eder (All Music)

    1. Care of Cell 44
    2. A Rose for Emily
    3. Maybe After He's Gone
    4. Beechwood Park
    5. Brief Candles
    6. Hung Up on a Dream
    7. Changes
    8. I Want Her, She Wants Me
    9. This Will Be Our Year
    10. Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914)
    11. Friends of Mine
    12. Time of the Season
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    Odessey & Oracle

    One of Rolling Stone magazine's Top 100 greatest rock albums of all time. Long out of print on vinyl, it was released for RSD 2014 as a 180 gram limited edition. This standard weight version is an essential album for any collector, and features the band's biggest hit, Time of the Season.
    1. Care of Cell 44
    2. A Rose for Emily
    3. Maybe After He's Gone
    4. Beechwood Park
    5. Brief Candles
    6. Hung Up on a Dream
    7. Changes
    8. I Want Her, She Wants Me
    9. This Will Be Our Year
    10. Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914)
    11. Friends of Mine
    12. Time of the Season
    The Zombies
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  • Life Is Legal (Discontinued) (On Sale) Life Is Legal (Discontinued) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Life Is Legal (Discontinued) (On Sale)

    Josh Reichmann's first band, Tangiers, brought a rock/post-punk sound that began a trail of critical acclaim with their first release Hot New Spirits and spread over two more records, Never Bring You Pleasure and The Family Myth.


    Josh returns to music with an entirely new line up of collaborators, now gathering from a pool of soul, early-funk, roots and dark punk influences. The Josh Reichmann Oracle Band is a five piece band incorporating heavy saxophone, Stevie Wonder-meets-The Stooges keyboards, soul-style drumming, a live dancer, thick roots bass and Josh as the main songwriter and frontman.

    1. Great Shadows
    2. Ancient Bloody Paradise (I Miss You)
    3. Plant Words
    4. Believe in Souls
    5. Runes
    Josh Reichmann Oracle Band
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    Child Is The Father To The Man

    Ranked 264/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Although they would go on to become one of the most commercially successful acts of the 1970s, most observers agree that Blood, Sweat & Tears 1968 debut effort Child Is Father to the Man remains the ambitious ensembles finest and most enduring musical statement. The bands only album under the leadership of legendary singer / keyboardist Al Kooper, Child Is Father to the Man stands with such late-60s art-pop landmarks as the Zombies Odessey and Oracle and Loves Forever Changes in capturing the periods seemingly limitless creative possibilities.
    Child Is Father to the Man is a brilliant reflection of the desire of Koopera former member of the seminal Blues Project and a key collaborator in Bob Dylans early electric workto use an expanded instrumental lineup to explore a broader range of sounds, styles and compositional approaches. Towards that end, he launched Blood, Sweat & Tears, recruiting a stellar assortment of players from the worlds of rock and jazz, including ex-Blues Project guitarist Steve Katz, former Buffalo Springfield/Mothers of Invention bassist Jim Fielder, jazz drummer Bobby Colomby and noted jazz horn players Randy Brecker, Dick Halligan, Fred Lipsius and Jerry Weiss.


    The resulting album (produced by fabled studio genius John Simon) was a seamlessly eclectic psychedelic-rock-jazz-classical fusion, with such diverse tracks as Koopers gritty compositions I Cant Quit Her and I Love You More Than Youll Ever Know, as well as his playfully arty House in the Country and The Modern Adventures of Plato, Diogenes and Freud, along with stirring readings of Tim Buckleys Morning Glory, Harry Nilssons Without Her and Randy Newmans Just One Smile.


    Koopers expansive musical vision may have been a bit too far ahead of its time. Although it was a favorite of early FM album-rock DJs, Child Is Father to the Man barely scraped the Billboard Top 50 and failed to produce a hit single. However, in the years since, the album has been widely recognized for its expressiveness and originality, and embraced by successive generations of listeners. For instance, it received a prominent placement in Rolling Stones 2003 ranking of the 500 greatest albums of all time.


    Now, Child Is Father to the Man is back in its original vinyl format with Sundazeds definitive new LP edition. With meticulously reproduced original cover art, this vintage musical landmark has been remastered from the original analog master tapes and is pressed on high-quality, high-definition vinyl.

    1. Overture
    2. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
    3. Morning Glory
    4. My Days Are Numbered
    5. Without Her
    6. Just One Smile
    7. I Can't Quit Her
    8. Meagan's Gypsy Eyes
    9. Somethin' Goin' On
    10. House In The Country
    11. The Modern Adventures Of Plato, Diogenes And Freud
    12. So Much Love/Underture
    Blood, Sweat And Tears
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    Greatest Hits

    Completely remastered, this all new vinyl collection features some of the greatest songs The Zombies ever recorded, including 'She's Not There,' 'Tell Her No,' 'Leave Me Be,' 'I Love You,' and 'Time of The Season.' Most of the tracks are the original mono US and UK single versions. The Zombies will be on tour this spring to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the recording of their acclaimed album Odessey and Oracle.
    1. She's Not There (Mono)
    2. You Make Me Feel Good (Mono)
    3. Tell Her No (Mono)
    4. Leave Me Be (Mono)
    5. She's Coming Home (Mono)
    6. I Want You Back Again (Mono)
    7. Whenever You're Ready (Mono)
    8. I Love You (Mono)
    9. Just Out Of Reach (Mono)
    10. Is This The Dream (Mono)
    11. Indication (Uk Single Version)
    12. The Way I Feel Inside (Mono)
    13. This Will Be Our Year
    14. Time Of The Season
    15. Imagine The Swan (Mono Single Mix)
    16. If It Don't Work Out (Mono Single Mix)
    The Zombies
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  • Over There ... And Over Here Over There ... And Over Here Quick View

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    Over There ... And Over Here

    Paradise of Bachelors presents the first-ever reissue of the previously obscure 1983 LP by the Red Rippers. Written and recorded by Navy pilot Ed Bankston, the album's nine battle-scarred country-boogie/psych dispatches chronicle the experiences of Bankston and his fellow vets during the Vietnam War and back home. Produced in collaboration with the artist, the package includes extensive liner notes, archival photos, and (with the vinyl) a digital download coupon.


    Scarce and seemingly inscrutable, the sole recording credited to the Red Rippers has long captivated and mystified record collectors. When we first encountered Over There and Over Here, we were fascinated by the prescient, genre-dredging synthesis of Waylonesque honky-stomp with early '80s new wave production values and eerie, out-of-time psychedelic guitar leads weirdly reminiscent of the Blue Öyster Cult, Dire Straits, and the Meat Puppets at their most desert-drunk. We were intrigued by the record's ambiguous provenance (Oracle Records?) and moved by its complex, apparently deeply personal articulation of an enlisted man's efforts to break on through his fear, anger, and disillusionment during and after the Vietnam War.


    Once we finally tracked down songwriter, singer, and guitarist Edwin Dale Bankston in Phoenix, Arizona, he told us that he wrote these nine potent blues during the decade following his return in 1972 from serving on the Navy aircraft carrier USS Kittyhawk in Vietnam. He recorded them while stationed in Pensacola, Florida and sold the resulting 1983 album through an advertisement in Soldier of Fortune magazine, largely to other veterans. The songs chronicle his own and other vets' harrowing experiences both in country and back home, and are utterly unlike most popular music commentaries on the Vietnam War. You've heard the strident protest songs blasted forth from that myth-shrouded era; many retain a visceral power and poetic outrage, but few, beyond a professed empathy for flimsy, victimized stock characters, accurately represent the actual lived experience and agency of soldiers.

    1. I Roll
    2. Soldier of Fortune
    3. Firefight
    4. Who Remembers
    5. Vietnam Blues
    6. The Dark and Bloody Road
    7. She's Been Down
    8. Body Bag
    9. Over The Edge
    The Red Rippers
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