Three American lovelies room together in Madrid and all manage to get themselves into seemingly unhappy relationships with fellows.
Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players). Brand new digital remaster. A pair of modern moments from George Russell – back to back on a single CD! Stratusphunk is not "phunk", in the way you might think of "funk" – but an album that sets a whole new standard for modern jazz in the 60s – thanks to the fresh ideas of George Russell! Russell's in his best modal mode here – and there's a highly rhythmic construction to most tunes – layers that build beautifully, and which have a sharper edge than some of George's earlier work in the 50s – a balance that's better heard than described by our words, and which is completely compelling right from the start.
It was on this album that all of the Seekers' varied attributes – including Judith Durham's powerful vocals, the increasingly virtuoso-level playing (especially on the acoustic 12-string) and singing of Bruce Woodley, Athol Guy, and Keith Potger, and Woodley's burgeoning songwriting talent – kicked in at their peak at the same time. The album opens with the title track, a Woodley original that's one of the best folk-style recordings to come out of the British Invasion and also one of the Seekers' (and Durham's) greatest performances, hers and the others' voices, coupled with their acoustic guitars, evoking the sound of bells chiming.
The Seekers weren't really the kind of group from whom most people ever expected to see a concert album – their hits seemed to have a very "produced," studio-focused sound that made live performance more a matter of re-creation, or so it seemed. But Live at the Talk of the Town is an extraordinary album, as well as the group's final effort together as a continuing organization, recorded during an engagement at the renowned London restaurant/theater just a week before the quartet was dissolved.
The Seekers are an Australian folk-influenced pop quartet, originally formed in Melbourne in 1962. They were the first Australian pop music group to achieve major chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and the United States. They were popular during the 1960s with their best-known configuration as: Judith Durham on vocals, piano and tambourine; Athol Guy on double bass and vocals; Keith Potger on twelve-string guitar, banjo and vocals; and Bruce Woodley on guitar, mandolin, banjo and vocals.
The Seekers' fourth American album was nothing out of the ordinary, for either the group or pop music in general.
The Seekers' second LP was built around their Top 20 hit "A World of Our Own," which, like "I'll Never Find Another You," had been written by Tom Springfield.