Esoteric Recordings are happy to release a new remastered edition of the self titled album by Progressive rock group Aardvark. The band were an imaginative quartet comprising David Skillin on vocals, Steve Milliner on keyboards, Stan Aldous on bass and Frank Clark on drums who came together in 1969. Driven by Steve Milliner’s keyboard playing ability, Aardvark’s only album was released in 1970 on Decca s short lived progressive imprint Deram Nova. One of the best albums released on Nova, Aardvark features such outstanding pieces as the evocative "Once Upon A Hill", "Many Things To Do" and the powerful album closing track "Put That In Your Pipe And Smoke It"…
Originally known as The Great American Dream, this Philadelphian quintet were local legends who'd opened for The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Santana and many others. Packed with snappy songs and infectious good humor, their sole album was taped in New York's just-opened Record Plant in the fall of 1969, and marked Todd Rundgren's debut as producer. Issued in February 1970, it stands as one of the best pop-rock albums of its time, and makes its long-overdue CD debut here.
Laurelie was one of the ﬁrst bands from the Belgian progressive scene - along with Waterloo, Irish Coffee, Jenghiz Khan & Mad Curry. Their eponymous and now very expensive album (worth 500 euro in Near Mint condition) was released in early 1970 on Triangle label. This minor psych-prog masterpiece (with plenty of nice ﬂute parts) was still rooted in the late 60's songwriting tradition, when condensed tracks were preferred over improvisations. On the other hand, an amazing (and 10-minutes long) opening track was typical progressive offering - with everchanging moods and lots ofguitar, Hammond organ and ﬂute interplay…
Aardvark’s only album was released in 1970 on Decca’s short-lived progressive imprint Deram Nova. The music is keyboard-centric proto-prog in the vein of Egg, The Nice, Greenslade, Deep Purple, and The Doors.
Heavy psych classic with warm dusty basement sound with HEAVY bass and great acid psych guitar work of premium quality. An extremely rare and previously unreleased 1969/1970 heavy psychedelic album . It was recorded in the Cavern Sound Studio, Missouri. The opening cut, End Of The Page, has a lovely guitar intro and the other highlight is the lengthy Let's Go To The Sea, which features some great Hendrix' psychedelic guitar work. The remainder of the album comprises harder edged rock cuts, their own interpretation of Stormy Monday and Hooked, which is the best moment on the album vocally. Worth checking out. The band hailed from the Kansas/Missouri area.
Laurelie was one of the ﬁrst bands from the Belgian progressive scene - along with Waterloo, Irish Coffee, Jenghiz Khan & Mad Curry. Their eponymous and now very expensive album (worth 500 euro in Near Mint condition) was released in early 1970 on Triangle label. This minor psych-prog masterpiece (with plenty of nice ﬂute parts) was still rooted in the late 60's songwriting tradition, when condensed tracks were preferred over improvisations. On the other hand, an amazing (and 10-minutes long) opening track was typical progressive offering - with everchanging moods and lots ofguitar, Hammond organ and ﬂute interplay. This premiere CD is necessary for fans of early Jethro Tull, Traffic, The Moody Blues and Cressida. Laurelie split up the same year and bassist Pierre Raepsaet went to Jenghiz Khan.
Formula 3 were one of ﬁrst and most popular Italian rock bands of the late 60's/early 70's era and their debut LP (released in February 1970 by Numero Uno label) without a doubt is the best psychedelic album ever recorded in Italy! Musically this trio was similar to early Deep Purple, Procol Harum and Vanilla Fudge - with heavy emphasis on Hendrix-like guitar (by Alberto Radius - one of the best Italian guitarists ever), tasteful Hammond organ passages and really ﬁne vocals. The 7-minutes long title track is an amazing piece of dark, intensive and heavy psychedelic rock and must be heard to be believed! Other songs were divided for ambitious pop-psychedelia and heavy, intense pieces including ﬁne rendition of classic Walk Away Renee. It's an album which can‘t be missed!
The sole, eponymous album of this great progressive band was released in May 1970 by the Danish Sonet Records as a pressing of just 1000 copies (and today worth about 500 euros in top condition). lt’s worth noting that Puggaard-Muller brothers previously played in great Delta Blues Band. The music of Pan was an ambitious mixture of heavy rock sounds with folk, jazz and classical music and was characterized by great English (and some French) vocals from Robert Lelievre (who sadly committed suicide in 1973), fluid tasteful guitar parts, atmospheric Hammond phrases and loose, but solid rhythm section. This tightly arranged and beautifully produced LP is now regarded as one of the very best rock albums ever recorded in Denmark. Unfortunately, the band broke up in Spring 1971.
The eponymous album of this long-forgotten US band was originally released in 1970 on Specialty label (home of Little Richard and Sam Cooke). The music on this excellent, but rather unknown LP is best described as very energetic early heavy rock music (with some British progressive rock influences) full of powerful rifﬁngs, spontaneous guitar solos, inventive Hammond organ passages, ﬁne melodies and numerous rhythm changes. The most notable influences were Led Zeppelin, Cream, Steppenwolf, Mountain and Buffalo Springﬁeld. This is necessary listening for all early heavy rock fans! This CD was carefully remastered from the original, analogue source and sounds really great!
Released in February 1970 on small Lizard label, the sole album of that forgotten US band contained a brilliant, heavy rock music with some blues influences dominated by loud guitars, dirty vocals and pounding rhythm section. Of the eleven tracks that make up the album, eight were originals and three were great covers, including a brutal rendition of Tobacco Road and very heavy version of ]umpin' Jack Flash. This exceptionally well-produced record has much to recommend it, particularly to fans of Frantic, Steppenwolf, Euclid and Yesterday's Children. In late 1971 reformed line-up recorded the second album, which remains unreleased. This CD has been carefully remastered from the original, analogue source.