A nice, nice, nice collection of grooves from the Millennium
vaults! As y'all already must know, the group's monumental Begin was the only official album by the Millenium AS the Millennium
(Boettcher, Mallory, Salisbury and co. recorded other projects together and individually) leaving a wealth of great material in unreleased, rights-controlled limbo. Decades later some of this bristling, sunshine 60s pop euphoria is FINALLY seeing the light of day. The appropriately titled Pieces is a must for fans of the group and others that came before and after such as the Mamas & Papas, the post-Pet Sounds Wilsons, the Association and others. These comparably rough Millenium nuggets sort of feel like Smiley Smile to Begin's Pet Sounds; they may not be the definitive portrait of the group's greatness, but still an essential piece of the puzzle. These tracks that have languished behind closed doors for decades are better than most sunshine pop records that WERE released. It's the kind of thing that makes us wonder how many legacies in similarly restricted circumstances will be lost forever. Includes "Prelude", "To Claudia On Thursday", "It's You", "Good People", "Once Upon A Time", "A Younger Me", "Sunshine Girl", and lots more. 21 in all!
(Out of print.)