sábado, 3 de setembro de 2016

HARPERS BIZARRE DEBUT MONO ALBUM

Original released on LP Warner Bros W 1693 (mono)
(US, April 1967)

One of the bands that came to Warner Bros. in their buyout of Autumn Records were the Tikis. They had only recorded a handful of singles, and in terms of musical direction and group identity, they definitely had potential. Enter producer Lenny Waronker and session musician / arranger / songwriter / general musical architect Van Dyke Parks. The two of them brought then-drummer Ted Templeman up to the front as co-lead vocalist, along with Dick Scoppettone, and created a soft-rock identity for the group, renaming them Harpers Bizarre. Their first single was perhaps their greatest shot: a cover of the then-brand new Paul Simon song, "Feelin' Groovy." Buttressed by an amazing Leon Russell arrangement and some great performances from the A-list of L.A. session cats, the song quickly went into the Top Ten. The resulting album is almost as great as the single, with songs by Van Dyke Parks ("Come to the Sunshine"), Randy Newman ("Debutante's Ball"), and others. An excellent and definitive slice of California soft pop. This 2011 New Sounds CD reissue brings us the glorious original mono mix of the album, which has been out of print since 1967. Also included are single versions and first-time-on-CD instrumental mixes. Finally, seven sides from the pre-Harpers Bizarre band, the Tikis, are presented also in their original mono mixes.


3 comentários:

DonHo57 disse...

A fabulous album, loads of memories here. Thank you, Rato.

Silvio disse...

olá, parece que o link está desativado...pode checar? obrigado...

silvio

Silvio disse...

bem, agora está ok, estou baixando....obrigado

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