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H.P. Lovecraft II Limited Edition, Original recording reissued


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  • Audio CD (June 10, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 1968
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition, Original recording reissued
  • Label: Phoenix Records
  • ASIN: B00116W9WY
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #696,929 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Spin, Spin, Spin
2. It's About Time
3. Blue Jack of Diamonds
4. Electrallentando
5. At the Mountains of Madness
6. Mobius Trip
7. High Flying Bird
8. Nothing's Boy
9. Keeper of the Keys

Editorial Reviews

Having relocated to Marin County in Northern California in the spring of 1968, H.P. Lovecraft's second, and it must be said, superior album, appeared later that same year. Clearly most of the band members (with the exception of Jerry MacGeorge who returned to the band's native city of Chicago to be replaced by former Hezekiah alumnus, Jeff Boyan, who was not only a fine bass player, but who also contributed a distinctive vocal style along with George Edwards and Dave Michaels) thrived in their new location, and the Lovecraft became frequent attractions in nearby San Francisco, playing alongside some of the top Bay Area psych bands of the time. Moving south to L.A. later that year, the band recorded their second eponymous album that contained some fine moments of pure artistry. The sleepiness of tracks like "Spin, Spin, Spin," "Mobius Trip" and "Electrallentando" was reminiscent of It's A Beautiful Day's first album, and their fine version of "High Flying Bird" and "At The Mountains Of Madness" captured the band's outstanding vocal style, very much the hallmark of their first album, to perfection. H.P. Lovecraft II was reputedly the first major label album (both records were originally released on the Philips label) where all those involved in the recording were actually high on acid! The band effectively dissolved after this superb effort, and although various former band members tried to regroup on several occasions, it is by H.P. Lovecraft II and its predecessor, H.P. Lovecraft, that the band will be remembered. Housed in a numbered, limited edition of 1000 copies in a unique card wallet.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Elan Bodwick on January 14, 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Easily one of the best and most innovative "psychedlic" albums from the era. Freakout hippie jams combined with classical and electronic(yes early electronic) touches- great harmony vocals ala Jefferson Airplane which H.P. resembles at time but in my opinion much better. This album is truly a lost classic album and has been one of the better purchases ive made in recent years. My only complaint is the short duration- just over 33 minutes and no liner notes in the booklet. It isnt to often that one stubles onto something so good as this- if this album was recorded on acid then the trip was worth it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Aaron Hecht on June 10, 2008
Format: Audio CD
My dad has had this since the late sixties when it came out. I was at his place and on a vinyl kick and he asked me "Hey have you ever heard of HP Lovecraft?" Like the writer? I oh so ignorantly asked. "No, nothing at all like that. Check this out..." So he laid it on his turntable and I was transported into a lost world of crazy electro-organs and wacko voices. It was quite an amazing album. I insisted on digitizing the album and have been making people listen to "Spin, Spin, Spin" the first cut on the album for a while now. Everyone is amazed they've never heard of this truly wonderful album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 29, 2005
Format: Audio CD
H.P LOVE CRAFT IS ONE OF THE BEST PSYCH BANDS THAT CAME OUT OF THE 60S.THIS ALBUM IS FAR-OUT AND FOR ALL THOSE WHO LIKE PSYCH

MUSIC THIS IS THE MOTHER LOAD
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Taz on May 4, 2013
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I was trilled to be able to get this album, it was one of my favorites back in high school and listening to it brought back memories.
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