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It's A Beautiful Day



3.84 | 139 ratings

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Sean Trane
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4 stars I am not sure why this band is present in our Archives but this is a very fine psych San Fran album much in the line of the fantastic JEFFERSON AIRPLANE (at least they should be in the Archives). Actually this album sounds a little too derivative of JA for me to give it another star but this is just as good as Surrealisic Pillow or the grandiose Crown Of Creation . Pattie Santos actually is the reason for this as she punctuates the male vocals much like Grace Slick did, twirling and twisting around , counterpointing their male counterparts. Hot Summer Day , White Bird , Bulgaria are real masterpieces along with Bombay Calling . This last track has eastern influences but also more than heavily influenced Deep Purple's Child In Time (actually it could be called plagiarism but the eastern sounds evident on Bombay Calling are absent in Child In Time - and Blackmore and Lord are from that generation where writing credits were not yet fully respected - see Jimmy Page in Zeppelin). The only weak part is the drum solo in Time is which is the only flaw of the album.

Very much worth your while and this does sort of belong in ProgArchives but so should other psych bands such as Spirit or Jeff Airplane

Sean Trane | 4/5 |


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