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Seatrain / Marblehead Messenger [Import, Original recording remastered]

Seatrain, SeatrainAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (February 15, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes on
  • ASIN: B00001R3KM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,704 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I'm Willin'
2. Song Of Job
3. Broken Morning
4. Home To You
5. Out Where The Hills
6. Waiting For Elijah
7. 13 Questions
8. Oh My Love
9. Sally Goodin'
10. Creepin' Midnight
11. Orange Blossom Special
12. Gramercy
13. The State Of Georgia's Mind
14. Protestant Preacher
15. Lonely's Not The Only Way To Go
16. How Sweet Thy Song
17. Marblehead Messenger
18. London Song
19. Mississippi Moon
20. Losing All The Years
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112 of 114 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
First off, a couple of reviewers here only gave this CD four stars. I am so stunned by that, I can hardly spit! Dear God, does it get any better than 1971 Seatrain! I think not!
This double CD contains both the second and third Seatrain albums titled "Seatrain" (released in early 1971) and "Marblehead Messenger" (released in late 1971).
The FIRST Seatrain album was released in mid-1969 on A&M Records (the CD now available from Edsel) and was called Sea Train (two words) with band members: Andy Kulberg (bass player/flutist); Jim Roberts (lyricist); Richard Greene (violinist); John Gregory (singer/guitarist); Don Kretmar (saxophonist) and Roy Blumenfeld (drummer).
This debut album enjoyed only moderate success.
Kulberg, Roberts and Greene stayed on while Gregory, Kretmar and Blumenfeld left the band in 1970. They were replaced with: Peter Rowan (singer/guitarist), Lloyd Baskin (singer/keyboard player) and Larry Atamanuik (drummer)
The second album was ALSO titled "Seatrain" (one word). It was released in early 1971 on Capital Records and produced by the Beatles' ex-producer, George Martin.
THIS is the album everyone loves and talks about! It contains their commercial hit "13 Questions" and ten other exceptional tunes: I'm Willin'; Song of Job; Broken Morning; Home To You; Out Where The Hills; Waiting For Elijah; Oh My Love; Sally Goodin'; Creepin' Midnight and (the incomparable) Orange Blossom Special.
I'm not going to expound on the individual songs contained on the above album except to say it wins my "deserted island" contest. Yes, this is my favorite album OF ALL TIME and the ONE I would take with me to listen to in perpetuity if I could only select one!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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Ok, first off - this is the band that did "13 Questions" and if that's what you're looking for, it's on this CD. Yay!

Now - as to the rest of the CD?

This is Seatrain's 2nd and 3rd album (both produced by George Martin, altho I understand the 3rd one he was much less hands on) and they both kick butt.

Seatrain was founded from parts of the Blues Project and certainly has some of the same blues rock feeling, but with the addition of a fiddle player they do get into more of a bluegrass thing as well - witness "Orange Blossom Special" for instance. But afew of the songs (Gramercy forinstance) have a very english folk feel - a la Fairport Convention.

And most of it just straight ahead rocks out - Seatrain might even be a precursor to bands like Kansas with the twin violin/guitar lead instrument pairing.

Anyway, there's just tons of good music on this CD - 13 Questions, Gramercy, Orange Blossom Special, The Song of Job (yes, the Job from the bible - rockin' tune!), and lots of others.

This CD is really worth getting, the music holds up well and you can see what bands were like when they had breadth of sound and weren't just focused on "their demo", so to speak.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In one (made-up) word: Musicalicious November 28, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I was digging through my parents' record collection from the 60's and 70's and came across this album. From the second I put the needle to the vinyl I knew that this was my kind of music. Nothing can quite beat the sound of an old vinyl, but the copy I had was rather scratched and damaged, so I came to the web to find a new copy. Resigning myself to the advancement in technology, I purchased this CD. Not only is the quality amazing, but the album insert is rather informative as well.

If this is your first time with Seatrain, buy this album. I guarentee you'll be hooked from the first note of I'm Willin'

If you're a long time Seatrain fan, then you'll find this CD very high quality. The remastering does Seatrain justice.

5 stars most definately
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Half great April 24, 2002
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Format:Audio CD
The first CD in this set is great. I'm Willin' and 13 Questions and, perhaps one of my all time favorites, Creepin' Midnight are there.
The group has more than mastered their parts, vocal and instrumental. They're tight and clear.
But all the musical talant and skill that was brought to bear on Marblehead Messenger could not cover up lousy song writing. Nothing there captures my imagination.
I don't regret buying the set because I adore most of the first CD and I'm very glad to have it. But, don't get your hopes up for the second CD.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A pair of west-coast classics!! February 23, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Anyone out there in amazon-land searching for real quality 70's american rock/country-rock/bluegrass music of timeless enjoyment , then few bands EVER matched the quality of SEATRAIN!!This band had everything.....2 fabulously talented lead singers ..Peter Rowan(who ofcourse went on to much greater fame..Old & in the way /The Rowan Brothers( my all time favourite harmony group), & the other guy ..Lloyd Baskin, and , boy, could he sing!!!Then the musical talents of Andy Kulberg & Richard Greene on extraordinary violin made Seatrain a fabulous concept.Their songwriting material was truly, truly excellent,mostly written by Rowan or Baskinthemselves , nearly every song on the e[ponymous 1st. album & the Marblehead messenger (2nd.) album is truly brilliant & memorable, even now, 30 years later!!Seatrain were a totally unique band of musicians & singers.This 2 set c.d. proves it!!(I only wish i could trace what became of Mr. Lloyd Baskin himself..what a vocalist!1Does anybody know??????? Get this gem !!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The harmonies are chillingly good. First popular version of "Willing"...
The harmonies are chillingly good. First popular version of "Willing" to my knowledge. Of course, 13 Questions and Orange Blossom Special are fiddle masterpieces.
Published 11 days ago by Bob Garrett
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
I saw them years ago and they were a solid band. An ok sound reminiscent of the Band.
Published 25 days ago by marcey2
5.0 out of 5 stars long I have journeyed to find this Awesome album, (Seatrain)
Long, long I have journeyed to find this Awesome
album, (Seatrain). A great one back then and made even better now . Amazing music, Thank You.....
Published 27 days ago by John Urankar
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm so tickled to have found this to enjoy.
I still have the vinyl from years ago. I'm so tickled to have found this to enjoy.
Published 28 days ago by Dale Nowack
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent album, great musicianship. I had forgotten just how good this band was.
Published 1 month ago by Go Big Blue
5.0 out of 5 stars The second ablem, Seatrain is something I've been looking ...
The second ablem, Seatrain is something I've been looking for a while. Marblehead Messenger what can I say I'm from Marblehead and knew the guys when they where here.
Published 2 months ago by lousum
5.0 out of 5 stars It was as great as I fondly recalled it
It was as great as I fondly recalled it. Excellent musicianship starting the first rock violinist Green and going on from there. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars great compilation
Hadn't heard this music for quite some time. There is some really great music here, and with George Martin as the producer, very clean and precise.
Published 6 months ago by D. Meyer
5.0 out of 5 stars True musicianship and George Martin fresh from the Beatles!!
Like most people, I prefer "Seatrain" to "Marblehead" - but part of that is because they seemed to get muddled after the first album. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Pauly
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for the late '60s early '70s music aficionado.
Have it on vinyl, cassette and CD. One of the mmost creative American bands of all time. Their producer, George Martin, said that they were more talented than the Beatles, and he... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Irvin Yeaworth, IIIsh
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