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It's A Beautiful Day



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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars A pretty good West coast Psych album from 1969. We've got male and female vocals with prominant organ and violin.The music here is kind of folky for the most part.

"White Bird" is where the dual vocals work trmendously well. I like how the organ sort of floats along. Violin after 1 1/2 minutes. When the vocals stop acoustic guitar comes in followed by violin and more powerful organ. Great section. This song and the next one are my favourites. "A Hot Summer Day" opens with organ as harmonica comes in and light drums. Dual vocals follow and the sound gets fuller. This is a laid back feel- good track. "Wasted Union Blues" is more aggressive and bluesy. It opens with some noisy guitar and piano. Vocals a minute in then violin. Not a fan of this one.

"Girl With No Eyes" is a mellow song with piano and reserved vocals. Some violin and harpsichord later. "Bombay Calling" is a pretty good instrumental with violin, organ and piano. Drums a minute in as well. "Bulgaria" has some atmosphere to start with as slowly sung male vocals come in. "Time Is" is the longest track at 9 1/2 minutes. It opens with piano and drums as the tempo picks up. Organ joins in.Vocals after a minute. A drum / organ melody after 3 minutes. Drums only 5 minutes in. Vocals are back before 7 minutes. Not a fan of this one either.

Just not an album I can really get into but still worth 3 stars for me.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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