Mercator Projected Import, Original recording remastered
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East of Eden were a late 1960's-70s hard rock, prog band, and they had a violin. The violin was not a big feature in this band, mainly working as part of the rythm section.
What stands out here are the giutars and flutes and saxes. You could compare this, vaugly, to Court Of The King Crimson King, in that there is hard rock, and some jazzy, orchestrated ballads.
But East Of Eden play their hand a lot broader on this album than King Crimson did on their debut. The guitars are crunchier, and the hard rock has more of a blues base. (If Cream had pushed into the prog era, they might have tried stuff like this.) They also highlight the jazz elements more than Crimso did--where they synthasized a lot of the styles they used, East Of Eden tended to tackle one, or superimpose two, at a time.
If you like psych or prog you gotta have this. This band should have been a lot bigger. Maybe they didn't sell because the title sounds more like a docteral thesis than a rock record. Pity.
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One look at the moustached members of East Of Eden dressed in Egyptian Headgear and Pharoah Robes on the rear sleeve of their debut album “Mercator Projected” is enough to make... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mark Barry
I knew the song "Northern Hemisphere" for a long time, always loved it. Call me a late bloomer but I just recently had ordered this album from "East of Eden". Read morePublished on May 9, 2014 by ~*JONAS*~
I'm only giving it 4 stars because the mastering (sound) is one-dimensional and you will not hear the impressive playing that the age-old vinyl of this title possessed. Read morePublished on September 11, 2006 by James R. Parrett
I can't but agree with the other reviewer. I knew these guys from England in the early 70s. True, they go everywhere ("discontinuity") but here and there (for instance, "Isadora",... Read morePublished on August 3, 2005 by Carson M.
Ok, Ok, I purchased this cd to hear their version of "Eight Miles High." It is fairly easy to understand why East Of Eden never made it. Read morePublished on March 13, 2005 by Dr. W. Martin James
I'm amazed this is catalogued on Amazon. There is one passage in which the Moody's influenced them or vice versa, since they were both on Deram. Read morePublished on March 2, 2000 by T. P. Russell