Sunday, 1 May 2011

*** REPOST -Tripsichord -Tripsichord Music Box (1971 us fantastic west coast psychedelic akarma remaster edition with 05 bonus tracks -320K) ***

Psychelatte says: do you have ANY idea how much i love this album? Why havent you downloaded it yet??

Tripsichord Music Box, whose shortened name Tripsichord is sometimes used, came from San Francisco. Even though their album was released in 1971, late for the fast paced 1966-1968 period of San Francisco psychedlia, it is still considered an equal to the best and most brilliantly adept albums from the acid rock movement—a Bay area music specialty based upon distorted (crazy) guitars. They were managed by Matthew Katz, who also worked with Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape and It's A Beautiful Day. In 1968, he allowed It's a Beautiful Day to press a single and release an LP on his own label before they signed with Columbia.It was San Francisco Sound that released the first recording of Tripsichord Music Box—the single “Timesand Seasons”/ “Sunday the Third”(San Francisco Sound 115). The resulting sound was certainly unique, but the LP format was too restrictive in its length to allow the band to express the entirety of their talents. And if these two titles did possess rare qualities, particularly on “Sunday the Third”, they were hardly original and didn’t stand out against the masses of music produced in1969. It was also at this time that Matthew Katz concocted the idea to release a compilation—one that was destined to lift up his young protégés. Titled “San Francisco Sound”, the compilation was released on the mysterious label Fifth Pipe Dream (F.P.D. 11680) and brought together tracks from It’s a Beautiful Day ("Bulgaria" and the imaginative and unedited "Aquarian Dream", the two sides of their first single), Black Swan (a rather ordinary pop group—the weakest of the four), Indian Puddin Pipes (the formidable "Hashish" and "Water and Wine") and of course Tripsichord Music Box. Tripsichord contributed three songs: "You’re the Woman", "It’sNot Good" (these two songs are actually one), and "Family Song". By far the longest tracks on the album, they are superb, and even though the vocals are themselves excellent, it is above all the explosive and burning guitar and organ solos, and the high-tension melodies that keep our attention. The perfect illustration of acid rock at its highest level, these three tunes that are found nowhere elsehave been added, on this CD, to the nine songs from the original Tripsichord album—providing a morecomplete look into what was Tripsichord Music Box and five bonus tracks.

Track List:

01.On The Last Ride -4:42
02.We Have Passed Away -2:45
03.Black Door -2:55
04.The New Word -4:40
05.Son Of The Morning-5:34
06.Short Order Steward -5:04
07.The Narrow Gate -3:35
08.Fly Baby -6:26
09.Everlasting Joy -4:19
10.You're The Woman (bonus) -3:35
11.It's Not Good (bonus) -3:10
12.Family Song (bonus) -8:26
13.Times & Seasons (bonus) -3:23
14.Sunday The Third (bonus) -3:19


*Randy Gordon—drums
*Frank Straight—guitar
*Dave Zandonatti—bass
*Oliver Mckinney—keyboards and organ
*Bill Carr—vocals
*Ron McNeeley-vocals



loxy said...

I've really got into psych on the last few years and this is a fantastic album. I have the version on the French EVA label which omits two tracks. It's a psych/west coast/guitar lovers dream!!