Living Strings, GaltMacDermot, & Others —
Rock Opera Mix ... LP RCA/Gilbey's Gin, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
A very cool little package – one that has the 60s cocktail crowd moving into the rock opera scene! The album was put together by Gilbey's Gin & Vodka, and features recipies for cool new "rock era" cocktails that include the Afro-Disc, Sunshine, and Wolfbane – plus a record of some of the hipper tracks from the RCA catalog of the time! The overall feel is more groovy than rock – and Hair is the closest you get to a rock opera here – but the whole thing's still plenty nice. Titles include "Superstar" by Living Strings, "I Don't Know How To Love Him" and "Everything's Alright" by Living Voices, "Share The Land" by The Guess Who, "Nature Boy" by Jose Feliciano, "Tommy Overture" by Henry Mancini, and "New Mother Nature" by Friends Of Distinction – plus a few key numbers from the original cast album of Hair! LP, Vinyl record album
An unusual album from the groovy keyboardist Clare Fischer – a rare session issued on the mostly-Christian Light label, but all instrumental, and with lots of weird off-kilter tunes – almost in a GaltMacDermot sort of mode! (Jazz, Now Sound)LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover and label have some radio station stamps and a bit of pen.)
A totally excellent album! Sure, Peter Nero could be one of the sleepier piano players of the 60s – but on this little gem, he's playing moog, and it sounds great! Nero's taking moog to the sweet soundtrack groovers "Midnight Cowboy" and "The Windmills Of Your Mind" – which both come out in a dark spooky style, and "Windmills" sounds especially great, as it begins with a moogy breakbeat that would make Perry-Kingsley weep! Moog's also heard on "Be In" and "Let the Sunshine In" from Hair – and the album also includes 4 other numbers from GaltMacDermot's funky musical, like "Aquarius", "Hair", and "Good Morning Starshine". Frank Hunter did the arrangments – and there's a lot of nice funk running through the LP! (Also issued under the title From Hair To Hollywood.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has some staining.)
James Last —
Hair ... LP Polydor, Early 70s. Used ...
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One of the grooviest albums ever from German bandleader James Last – thanks to a set of wonderful tunes penned by GaltMacDermot! The album's all instrumental, and Last brings in some of his own German easy modes to the setting – maybe a bit of brightness on some of the horns here, or some nice keyboard lines there – all at a vibe that's almost more MPS funky at times than any of James' other records from the period! The whole thing's plenty darn groovy – and titles include "Frank Mills", "Let The Sunshine In", "Where Do I Go", "Walking In Space", "Hare Krishna", and "Good Morning Starshine". LP, Vinyl record album