Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Freeborne - Peak Impressions (1967)


Οι αδυναμίες μου με το Boston Sound σας είναι γνωστές από καιρό. Χωρίς πολλά λόγια σήμερα έχουμε ένα άξιος εκπρόσωπος αυτής της σχολής. Πολύ καλός δίσκος που σε κερδίζει από το πρώτο του κιόλας άκουσμα, με τα Images και Land Of Diana που είναι έξοχα κομμάτια.

Personnel:
NICK CARSTOIU gtr, keyb'ds, vcls, recorder, cello A
DAVE CODD recorder, harp, perc, vcls, bs A
LEW LIPSON drms, perc A
BOB MARGOLIN ld gtr A
MIKE SPIROS keyb'ds, chimes, trumpet, perc A

ALBUM:
1(A) PEAK IMPRESSION (Monitor MPS 607) 1967
NB: (1) has been counterfeited at least twice on vinyl in the eighties and nineties. It has also issued on CD by Afterglow in 1995, but with one track either edited or missing. More recently the album has been reissued again on CD by Distortions (DR 1041) 1998, this time with three bonus cuts!

45:
1 Land of Diana/Images (Monitor 45-1806) 1967

A Boston group whose sole album, recorded at CBS Studios in New York, is excellent - full of the acid imagery which typified the Bosstown sound in 1968. Almost every track is of interest. For example Land Of Diana has a compelling organ intro, Visions Of My Own some fine woodwind instrumentation and Inside People unusual fuzztone vocals and pleasing keyboards.
In 1997, an alternate 45 mono mix of Land of Diana surfaced on Erik Lindgren's excellent A Heavy Dose Of Lyte Psych (CD), and in 1998 Distortions reissued Peak Impressions on CD together with three bonus cuts: the mono 45 version of Images, an alternate stereo mix of Land Of Diana, and Incidental Music - twenty-odd seconds worth of spacey keyboard noodlings.
In the mid-'70s, Bob Margolin became a member of Muddy Waters' band and he later played with the Johnny Winter Group. He is still touring and recording Chicago Blues albums. Nick Carstoiu too remains active in the music scene.
In 1978, Mike Spiros released, as "Mic Spiros and the ITMB (Incredible Two Man Band)", a rare album of atmospheric prog rock based on keyboards and synthesizers.
(Vernon Joynson/Max Waller/Stephane Rebeschini/Joe Rein)

Tracks:

01. Images
02. Land Of Diana
03. Visions Of My Own
04. Sadly Acknowledged
05. Peak Impressions & Thoughts
06. Yellow Sky
07. Hurtin' Kind Of Woman
08. Inside People
09. A New Song For Orestes
10. But I Must Return To Frenzy
11. Images (mono 45 version)
12. Land of Diana (stereo mix2)
13. Incidental Music

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