- Audio CD
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Big Beat Records
- ASIN: B0000004EP
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
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Behold & See
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My guess is that there may very well have been some regional protectionist view that only the Haight-Ashbury scene could produce Valid Psychedelia.
Or maybe... that their success was featured in an article in the "Wall Street Journal".
And in an era of complete rejection of anything Capitalist in nature, would lend itself to Rolling Stones Counter culture credibility.
Never mind the fact that hippie bands / artists were making millions....and given a free pass by the counter culture press.
Sound vaguely familiar...???
Where we listening to the same thing??
This release measures up to anything coming from the coast, as a matter of fact. I would stack this along with Chicago born "H.P. Lovecraft" as contenders in any comparison with The California sound.
The mature musical content, from the complex jazz arrangements to instrumentation.
Not just looping leslie amps with farfisa organs....
Granted, the lyrics at times seem a bit overwrought, but no more than any other of the (mind altering drug of choice) influenced lyrics from the Psychedelic scene.
Hence the term Psychedelic? Maybe..? Ya think..?
I personally Love this Album (yes I know CD) but I grew up listening to this era's music in that rich analog sound.
If you can find this release (in any format), and you appreciate the Psychedelic period.
Snatch it up And "Behold & See"....It's wonderful
Fast forward to September 2008. I burned it to CD and despite not remembering playing it that much, there were enough scratches on it to show that apparently, I did play it some.
As I listened to it, a few of the tracks gave me flashbacks of familiarity. All that being said, I've looked at it with different eyes, and these are my impressions.
I like the first song on each side, though I don't like the female vocalist. It is funny that each side starts with her singing, and investigation revealed that this woman was a guest musician and not even the original singer from the first album. It became painfully obvious when I heard the rest of the tracks which were sung by Ian Bruce-Douglas, who has a pleasant voice that reminds me of someone else, but can't quite remember who. Anyway... the female harmony vocals are completely different from the harsh midrange of the guest singer, so I think those harmony vocals were probably done by the original female singer. I think the band was in deep turmoil during the recording of this album and as it turns out, they broke up just as it was released.
The music is excellent and I'd have to say it has been undeservedly shoved to obscurity.Read more ›
Behold & See:
1. Glided Lamp of The Sosmos 3:04
2. Visions of Your Reality 5:50
3. Jazz Thing 6:40
4. Mind Flowers 9:38
5. Where You're At 3:12
6. Suite: Genesis of Bauty (in four parts) 9:45
7. Fifth Horseman of The Apocalypse 5:58
8. Fragmentary March of Green 3:38
Amazing Psychedelic Rock, I highly recommend for any psychedelic fan!
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