Lost Dreams Original recording remastered
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The problem with a lot of stuff from the psychedelic era is that it was music made by people who were trying to turn their brains to mush with drugs. Not so here, the songs are sharply executed and stand up even in this day and age. The biggest shame is that there is too little of their music around as their career was wrecked by a short sighted record company, although it's great to see that the band are back together and making great new music in the 21st Century with a new album "Artifact".
So, all in all "Lost Dreams" is an essential purchase for followers of sixties psychedelia and for anyone who likes just great music.
The band were not always in agreement with the record label or with manager and producer Dave Hassinger and both albums, particularly the first, contained non-original material they didn't want to record. Members of the band apparently had considerable input on this compilation and have not only omitted the tracks they find embarrassing, but have added longer mixes of several of their best and most exploratory numbers, namely Hideaway, The Great Banana Hoax (a wonderful satire of the times), Dr Do-Good and the magnificent Long Day's Flight. This gives a clearer view of the band's intent than on the original albums and the sound throughout is startlingly clear. Brief track by track notes have been added by Jim Lowe, the band's primary lead singer.
Rarities include Shadows, which played over the credits of the exploitation film The Name Of The Game Is Kill, and was released at the time only on a promo single; both sides of 1st release Ain't It Hard/Little Olive from 1966; an unreleased Hollies cover, I've Got A Way Of My Own, and another unreleased outtake from the first album sessions, World Of Darkness.Read more ›
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