The sole album from this fantastic band is one of the best overlooked folk-progressive rock recordings of the late 6o's. This London-based group had just one actual British member, the rest of the musicians hailing from Norway, Australia, and Canada. This wonderful and truly fascinating album is a combination of strong original material, male-female vocal harmonies, deftly textured mixes of electric and acoustic guitars, tasteful orchestration and soaring bittersweet melodies. Unfortunately, the band broke up in late 1969 and soon after Lucas and Conway formed the rhythm section of Fotheringay. Rosen later played with Mogul Thrash and Hultgreen joined the band Sailor. This deﬁnitive edition has been expanded with many rare & unreleased tracks.
Sailor is the second studio album by American rock group The Steve Miller Band, released in October 1968 by Capitol Records. Like The Steve Miller Band's previous album, Children of the Future, Sailor was produced by Glyn Johns. Unlike its predecessor which was recorded in London, England, Sailor was recorded in Los Angeles, California. It was the last Steve Miller Band album to feature contributions by original members Boz Scaggs and Jim Peterman. Scaggs went on to a successful solo career. The album features a psychedelic blues rock sound.
In early 1967 Rick Hall’s Fame set-up was missing a vital ingredient. Despite all the success he had achieved as a producer, studio-owner, publisher and record label boss, he had yet to sign an enduring artist. That was about to change. The previous year a duo who recorded as Clarence & Calvin hired the studio to cut a self-financed single. They had been working together for five years and had just left a deal with Houston-based Duke Records. As he watched them, Hall thought he had found his stars and urged them to come back and sign with him. When the day came, only Clarence Carter appeared. At first, Hall was dismissive of the singer’s pleas to be signed as a solo act but eventually relented and gave him a go.
Simon & Garfunkel quietly slipped Bookends, their fourth album, into the bins with a whisper in March 1968. They are equal collaborators with producer/engineer Roy Halee in a multivalently layered song cycle observing the confusion of those seeking an elusive American Dream, wistfully reflecting on innocence lost forever to the cold winds of change…