Big Lost Rainbow – Big Lost Rainbow 1973 (USA, Folk/Progressive Rock)

Исполнитель: Big Lost Rainbow
Откуда: USA
Альбом: Big Lost Rainbow
Год выхода: 1973
Жанр: Folk/Progressive Rock
Формат: MP3 CBR 320
Размер архива: 119.9 МB

Единственный альбом группы из Cape Cod (штат Massachusetts), активной в 1972-1975 годах. Все участники группы до её создания учились в одной школе (колледже) Pomfret School. Главный автор группы и вокалист Ridley Pearson в дальнейшем стал весьма известным писателем, пишущим остросюжетные исторические романы и триллеры для взрослой аудитории и приключенческое фэнтези для детей…

One of those curious vanity projects, “Big Lost Rainbow” has been widely hailed in collecting circles. Reportedly only 200-300 copies were originally pressed; rarity probably explaining much of the set’s appeal. Ridley Pearson, Otis Head, Robin Pfoutz, Adam Berenson, Tony Morse and J.P. Bailhe first crossed paths in 1970 while attending the private Pomfret School in Pomfret, Connecticut. A common interest in music led to occasional jam sessions and some local club performances. 1971 found them recording a couple of demos, but unable to find corporate backing, by 1972 they’d split, the members going off to college. The breakup was brief; within a matter of months they’d collective curtailed their academic plans in favor of another go at music. Relocating to Cape Cod, Massachusetts they began rehearsing, eventually deciding to cut some more demos. Recorded in August and September 1973 at studios in Timonium, Maryland and New Haven Connecticut, the set served to spotlight the talents of Rid Pearson. In addition to writing the majority of material (seven out of nine tracks), Pearson was credited with lead vocals and much of the instrumentation. Pearson was also gifted with a nice voice, well suited to acoustic folk-rock numbers such as “Lady Love”, “Brothers”, “Ocean” and “It’s Over Now”. As for the music, it’s certainly mellow – imagine something along the lines of Brewer and Shipley (less the goofy humor and with the addition of lots of flute) and you’ll get a feel for this stuff. Elsewhere, the jazzy “Morning Sunshine” is one of the few selections sporting an electric guitar. In terms of production, the set’s surprisingly good – far better than what you’d expected from a private press.

Tracks:
01. Sail – 3:05
02. I Go Alone – 4:21
03. Lady Love – 4:08
04. Brothers Of The Future – 2:56
05. Ocean – 5:00
06. Oh! Idaho – 2:16
07. It’s Over Now – 3:42
08. Morning Sunshine – 2:42
09. Lady Of Music – 13:06
Bonuses (Previously Unreleased):
10. Slow Rider (1974) – 4:22
11. Patricia Jane Moon (1974) – 3:50
12. Allegiance Of Apathy (1992) – 3:30

Personnel:
Ridley Pearson – acoustic guitar (01, 10, 12), guitar (02, 04, 06-08), piano (03, 05), saxophone (09, 11), Woodwind (12), lead vocals (all tracks)
Otis Read – acoustic guitar (01, 10, 12), harmonica (01), guitar (02, 04, 06-09, 11), piano (03, 05), lead vocals (01, 08, 09)
J.P. Bailhé – bass (01-06, 08-10, 12), vocals (10)
Tony Morse – flute (01-03, 05, 06, 08, 09), vibes (09), vocals (09), guitar (10), bass (11)
Robin Pfoutz – cello (01, 02, 05, 07, 09-12)
Adam Berenson – piano (01, 02, 09)
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Charlie Read – backing vocals (01, 03, 04, 06, 08)
Big Lost Rainbow – backing vocals, producer (01-09)
Steve Patt – pedal steel guitar (04)
Tom Iglehart – producer (01-09)

Enjoy

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