Saturday, 10 January 2015

DOC HOLIDAY - Lady Free (1980 US private press psych little masterpiece)

Another recent discovery !
Justen O'Brien handled engineering and mixing at his own 'Justen Other' studio, reportedly co-wrote several of the (uncredited) songs, and played bass.
With "I Dreamed I Went Sailing Last Night" we are swept into what sounds like a lost outtake from Justen O'Brien's Time Will Tell LP.
Any fan of that highly original piece of work will instantly recognize the odd nocturnal vibe, the flowing basement sound, and the lyrics about journeys of the imagination.
For a pure Justen OB buzz, this is the high point of the LP, but fact is that for its full duration, Lady Free is good or even very good.
There is a certain folk influence that combines with the '70s late-night Midwestern vibe most intriguingly, as heard on side closer "I Am Just A Spirit", which revisited some of the Justen feel as combined with a solid dose of Tom Nehls.
A tribute to Sir Thomas More (!) anglifies the folk theme, while over on side 2 cutting fuzz leads opens the door to the most rocking track, "A Friend I Have".
Moments like this may bring Michael James or even side 2 of Marcus to mind, although Doc's excellent, mellow vocals gives the music a distinct identity.
"Kathleen" takes a Pearls Before Swine approach to a melody reminiscent of Dylan's "Tomorrow Is A Long Time", with excellent use of violin, while the Donovan strain from the Thomas More tune resurfaces on another Albion-themed song about Queen Victoria.
True private press appeal arises from the combination of '60s folk, nocturnal singer-songwriter, and spooky Midwestern late '70s DIY FM rock production; had the Doc been picked up by a record label the outcome would have been completely different.
As it is, the unexpected marriage makes the album difficult to figure out at first, but with several plays a consistent, homogenous experience emerges.
Lady Free has some things in common with the Richard Kneeland LP and may appeal to the same type of '70s private press collector, once the news of Justen O'Brien's presence has been digested.
(From Acid Archives 2nd Edition)


Some excellent tracks listenable on youtube :

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Don't miss this very great and rare LP !!!

Record : M-
Cover : M-
Price : 320,00 Euros ( + the expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post office)
Payment : PAYPAL or Bank transfer (ask for my account number)
Contact : etienne.reyser@gmail.com 

JORDAN & ANDERSON - Edges of Love (1974 rare & excellent US Psych Folk LP)


Privately pressed LP by Larry Jordan and Rob Anderson.
An excellent psych folk album with great harmony vocals, good acoustic guitar work, keyboards and some trumpets and flute here and there.
A great album from beginning to the end.

Listen to this track on youtube :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeLcN2y6DHo

I can also send some mp3s when you're interested to buy the record.

Record : NM
Cover : Exc+ (still in shrink)
Price : 140,00 Euros ( + the expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post office)
Payment : PAYPAL or Bank transfer (ask for my account number)
Contact : etienne.reyser@gmail.com

Monday, 1 December 2014

CHANTAL WEBER - Chantal Weber (1983 Mega rare French privately pressed LP on the Kiosque d'Orphee label)


Ultra rare private french folk, very cosmic female vocals.
Chantal has the most beautiful fragile voice, a highly recommended classic.
Silk screened cover – numbered edition, this copy is number 15 of 226 – complete with insert.


Listen to this track and you'll be convinced about Chantal Weber's great vocals :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGZJoccAQWo

Don't miss this opportunity to buy an album rarely offered for sale on ebay.

Record : EXC+
Cover : EXC+ (with insert)
Price : Recently SOLD - I'm sorry !
Payment : PAYPAL or Bank transfer (ask for my account number)
Contact : etienne.reyser@gmail.com

Saturday, 22 November 2014

JIM PALANA - "Back in Town" (1983 US Private Folk LP)


"Back in Town" by Jim Palana, released on Drumless Records in the U.S. in 1983.
Nice and largely unknown private lp of rural SSW folk out of Massachusetts.

Another very interesting LP in my opinion.

Record : EXC
Cover : VG+
Price : 40,00 Euros ( + the expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post office)
Payment : PAYPAL or Bank transfer (ask for my account number)
Contact : etienne.reyser@gmail.com

JACK BLEASE - "A Gift of Love" (Rare 1976 US Private Xian Folk LP)


Another scarce LP ... and almost no info on the web for this one.
A great Xian folk album in my opinion with half originals and half covers.

Record : VG++
Cover : VG++
Price : 40,00 Euros ( + the expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post office)
Payment : PAYPAL or Bank transfer (ask for my account number)
Contact : etienne.reyser@gmail.com

Sunday, 26 October 2014

STEVE & ED - "Dream Song" (Rare 1975 US Psych Folk masterpiece)


A surprisingly good folk-pop lp on the vanity label Century that I picked up recently due to my "leave no stock cover behind" compulsion. The notes say it was recorded in a Los Angeles area church, and it has a sort of cavernous low-fi sound quality that I quite enjoy. Very soothing Simon & Garfunkel-esque harmonies on most tracks, with sparse, acoustic heavy arrangements. Recorded in 1975, but tracks like "I Love The Rain" could easily pass for late 60′s to my ears. The majestic, spoken title track is nice as well. (from waxidermy)


Very great 1975 private pressed LP from Steve Hicks and Ed Rosiek.
A top fave of mine !

Listen to this track :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmvNaFHTyZU

Record : EXC
Cover : EXC (still in shrink)
Price : 280,00 Euros ( + the expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post office)
Payment : PAYPAL or Bank transfer (ask for my account number)
Contact : etienne.reyser@gmail.com

JED (aka Jed O'Connor aka Jed Silverstar) - "Merlin's Song" (Very rare 1982 US Psyche Folk masterpiece)


"Mystical, medieval folk songs played and sung very convincingly. And unlike some in the genre, I'm under the suspicion that the psych aspect is unintentional, but rather a natural setting for the songs that were written. This was recorded as some kind of educational project for a Florida based program specializing in all things from the Arthurian period. As far as the music, it's beautiful minor key folk with intricately woven male and female vocals. Fans of bands like Stone Angel, etc. would do well to track this down. Makes you want to dance with the jester".


Another of my top ten "desert island" LPs.

You can listen to the full album on youtube :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvk0WVYz8EE

Don't miss this one, just 300 of these made way back when and very rare now.

Record : EXC+
Cover : VG+ (because the upper seam is torn on 15 cm)
Price : 330,00 Euros ( + the expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post office)
Payment : PAYPAL or Bank transfer (ask for my account number)
Contact : etienne.reyser@gmail.com

JILL CISLAGHI - "Friends of Mine" (Very rare 1977 US masterpiece)


One of my top ten US private pressed LPs.
Jill Cislaghi wrote and recorded her only album in her senior year in 1977 at Regis College, in Massachusetts near where she grew up.
Cislaghi pressed 500 copies on Massachusetts' own vanity custom-pressing plant Fleetwood Recording Co. She made this record for her friends and wound up selling nearly every copy at her college, so this LP is incredibly hard to come by now.


Listen to these tracks available on youtube :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL65h-wtxnc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy2l6B9HeqI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIwQyH3FKx0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4VzMRTpC0I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0pk0zv23lM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGJ9p0hz1jY

Don't miss this one !!!

Record : Exc
Cover : VG+ (autographed on front cover - see picture)
Price : 380,00 Euros ( + the expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post office)
Payment : PAYPAL only
Contact : etienne.reyser@gmail.com

Sunday, 5 October 2014

JAMES LEE MEADOWS - "James Lee Meadows" (1972 US Private Folk Psych LP)


Eponymous lp by James Lee Meadows, released on St. George International in the U.S. in 1972.
Rare and great hippie folk psych and folk rock issued on New England custom label.
Surprisingly professional sound, with some Dylan-esque angles.
Very scarce - as with most custom labels, likely only a few hundred of these were pressed.
Both vinyl and cover in excellent condition.

Record: VG++
Cover : VG+
Price : 180,00 Euros ( + the expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post office)
Payment : PAYPAL only
Contact : etienne.reyser@gmail.com

Saturday, 6 September 2014

LINDEN FOLK FELLOWSHIP - "It's All for Love" (1980 US Hippie Psych Folk LP - Privately pressed)


An excellent album in my opinion.
You can listen to some tracks on S├ębastien's website :

http://www.thestrangeexperienceofmusic.com/article-the-lin-69627538.html

Record: Still Sealed
Cover : EXC (Still Sealed)
Price : 80,00 Euros ( + the expedition costs calculated by the Belgian Post office)
Payment : PAYPAL only
Contact : etienne.reyser@gmail.com