lunes, 19 de abril de 2010

The Millennium - Begin (1968 US)

The Millennium
1968 ...Begin
Vinyl LP Columbia CS 9363 (Reissue 180 gr)

A1 Prelude 1:21
A2 To Claudia on Thursday 3:22
A3 I Just Want to Be Your Friend 2:33
A4 5 am 2:38
A5 I'm With You 2:35
A6 The Island 3:18
A7 Sing to Me 2:14
B1 It's You 3:21
B2 Some Sunny Day 3:12
B3 It Won't Always Be the Same 2:57
B4 The Know It All 2:45
B5 Karmic Dream Sequence 5:52
B6 There Is Nothing More to Say 2:23
B7 Anthem (Begin) 2:38

Este estrenando surcos es para presentaros vuestro nuevo grupo de culto, la impresión que he sacado al oirlo es la misma que cuando escuche a Pink Floyd por primera vez, sorprendido y extasiado, sonidos que no me cuadraban con melodias que se filtraban por mis poros, varias escuchas mas tarde me sigue deleitando.

Grabado en una sola toma por no romper el ritmo y los pequeños sonidos entre canciones.

The Millennium was a California supergroup conceived by Curt Boettcher. The group consisted of psychedelic rock musicians, and they incorporated sunshine pop harmonies.

The group consisted of:

* Curt Boettcher (Vocals, guitar, producer)
* Lee Mallory (Vocals, guitar)
* Sandy Salisbury (Vocals, guitar)
* Joey Stec (Vocals, guitar)
* Michael Fennelly (Vocals, guitar)
* Doug Rhodes (Bass, harpsichord, piano) and
* Ron Edgar (Drums, percussion).
* All of the musicians were songwriters as well.

The roots of the band lie in several groups. Curt Boettcher had originally worked with drummer Ron Edgar for a brief time in the folk group The GoldeBriars. Following the dissolution of The GoldeBriars, Ron Edgar joined the group The Music Machine, which also featured Doug Rhodes on bass. The Music Machine scored a top-20 hit with the song Talk Talk before disbanding. Boettcher had also formed a group called The Ballroom, which featured Sandy Salisbury as a vocalist. Lee Mallory had worked as a songwriter and solo performer, and Boettcher had produced some of his recordings, including a cover of Phil Ochs' That's The Way It's Gonna Be. The group also featured support from legendary session musicians such as Jerry Scheff in the studio.

The Millennium recorded one album, the highly influential, yet commercially unsuccessful Begin in 1968. The album was an interesting combination of breezy pop and psychedelic rock. At the time, it was the most expensive record Columbia had ever produced. Before disbanding, the group recorded one last follow-up single: Just About The Same b/w Blight, as well as several tracks that were later released on compilations. Curt Boettcher went on to make several attempts at recording solo albums (only one was released during his lifetime, the album There's An Innocent Face), as did Sandy Salisbury and Joey Stec. Michael Fennelly would end up in the early 70s group Crabby Appleton, who signed with Elektra Records (probably because of Jac Holzman, who was a huge fan of Begin and who also signed Curt Boettcher to a solo deal) and released two albums, scoring a top-40 hit with the single Go Back.

Joey Stec founded the record label Sonic Past Music in the late 1990s and this label has subsequently released previously unavailable albums from The Millennium, Curt Boettcher, Sandy Salisbury, Lee Mallory, and Joey Stec.

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8 comentarios:

Chuan dijo...

Password: Mily1

Dr. Funkenstein dijo...

Vamos a ver estos millenium, tienen una pinta excelente...


yermass dijo...

es un COJODISCO, gracias chuan

The Bomber dijo...

Obra maestra absoluta, encima a cargo de Curt cuyo talento orquestral es sublime.
Ciertamente un vinilo infaltable, gran re edicion te hiciste viejo.



Dr. Funkenstein dijo...

Una vez escuchado puedo concluir que se trata definitivamente de una obra maestra. Recomendadísimo a todos los que no se hayan atrevido aún.

Muchas gracias otra vez, chuan!!

Brapa Buli dijo...

I love this album. Amazing stuff!

Jagglitros dijo...

¡Otra joya escondida de los 60!

katetoscopio dijo...

nuevo pass (refresco): katetoskopio/themillenium