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The PAPER GARDEN
The Paper Garden Presents....
1968 USA

Beatles-like album, but mostly the 10 tracks reflect an amalgam of musical styles.  Eastern at times with a touch of jazz.

Tracks:
1  Gypsy Wine
2  Sunshine People
3  Way Up High
4  Lady's Man
5  Mr. Mortimer
6  Man Do You
7  Raining
8  I Hide
9  Raven
10  A Day

Personnel:
Jimmy - percussion
Sandy - guitar
Paul - lead guitar
John - keyboards
Joe - bass


PARRISH & GURVITZ
Parrish & Gurvitz
1968 UK

Parrish & Gurvitz's one-off album, mostly of west-coasty material and interesting slow tracks.  This is a rarity deserving another go.  Parrish later went on to a solo career while Gurvitz unleashed his guitar prowess on GUN & BAKER-GURVITZ albums.  Kellie, formerly joined SPOOKY TOOTH.

Tracks:
1  Another Time, Another Day / Take What You Want
2  It's A Shame
3  Libra
4  I've Got Time
5  Janine
6  Dozy Gwen
7  Why
8  As If I Were Blind
9  More Than Life
10  Loving You

Personnel:
Mike Kellie - drums
Brian Parrish - guitar, vocals
Paul Gurvitz - guitar, bass guitar, vocals


APPLE PIE & MOTHERHOOD
Applepie
1969 USA

Nice second album of vocal harmonies layered on hard-edged guitar works.  Also includes some beautiful slow tracks in Gypsy and He Turned You On, flavoured with patches of savage guitar licks.  Orangutan has lots of breaks, Super Music Man is a winner.

Tracks:
1  Orangutan
2  I Just Want To Make Love To You
3  Brown Eyed Handsome Man
4  Grandmother Hooker
5  Get Ready
6  Super Music Man
7  Gypsy
8  He Turned You On

Personnel:
Dick Barnaby - bass
Jack Bruno - guitar, vocals
Joe Castagno - guitar
Ted Demos - guitar, vocals
Jeff Labes - keyboards
Adam Myers - harmonica, vocals
Bruce Paine - vocals
Michael Sorafine - guitar, vocals


BYZANTIUM
Byzantium
1972 UK

The band's second album of west coasty feel, loaded with vocal harmonies and nice songs.  Members were ex-ORA (another soft psych outfit who released one gem).  Perfect for late night listening.

Tracks:
1 What Is Happening?
2  I Am A Stranger To My Life
3  Come Fair One
4  Baby I Can Hear You Calling Me
5  Trade Wind
6  Into The Country
7  Lady Friend
8  Why Or Maybe It's Because

Personnel:
Steve Corduner - drums
Chas Jankel - guitar, vocals
Robin Lamble - bass, guitar, vocals
Nico Ramsden - guitar, vocals


BEAD GAME
Welcome
1970 USA

One of the perfect albums!

Tracks:
1  Punchin Judy
2  Lady
3  Wax Circus
4  Mora
5  Natural Song
6  Country Girls
7  Amos & Andy
8  Slipping

Personnel:
R. Gass - keyboards
K. Westland Haag - rhythm guitar
Jim Hodder - drum, percussion, vocals
John Sheldon - lead guitar
Lassie Sachs - bass


BOBBY BROWN
The Enlightening Beam Of Axonda
1972 USA

Amazing album of eccentricity but nice.  This one-man band was known to have used homemade instruments and his style is best described as psychedelic folk.  Mystical!

Tracks:
I Must Be Wrong / My Hawaiian Home / Mama Knows Boys A Rambler / Mambo Che Chay / Oneness With The Forest / Tiny Wind Of Shanol / Bray / Axonda / Goin' On Through / Preparation Dimension Of Heaven

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