Dec 31, 2008

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY - MARRYING MAIDEN (COLUMBIA 1970) Japan mastering cardboard sleeve



After their wonderful debut from 1969, Linda LaFlamme left replaced by Fred Webb. Here, the songs tend to be softer and shorter than on their debut, and also more eclectic. There's a few stinkers on this album as well, like "The Dolphins", but some great songs like "Essence of Now", "Soapstone Mountain", and "Good Lovin'". Two songs features Jerry Garcia on pedal steel, "Hoedown" and "It Comes Right Down To You", which have, not surprisingly a country-ish flavor, especially since the Dead did release two country-ish albums at the same time, Workingman's Dead and American Beauty. It's strange that Marrying Maiden should be It's a Beautiful Day's best selling album even though it's not as good as their first.,,[net]
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From the sharp opening bars of Don and Dewey to the end, this album is comprised of some of the best music.
Listening to it, you get a firm essence of the late sixties - Haight Ashbury sound but with an added dose of sophistication and perfection.
No one can possibly listen to ESSENCE OF NOW and not be hit by the haunting music and the lyrical, unforgettable words.
This album stays with you for some time after hearing it and any serious rock or blue grass fan should have a copy for their library...[net]
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& here is a link to the first IABD album also in the same Jap reissue series...thanks to a blog's friend out there...
First Album

10 comments:

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

hi george...try a few times in megaupload cause the servers are too busy in some "moved" hours.
stay in tune and let me know if anything happens.

Cheers

mscmichael said...

Just found blog. Very good job. Very good sound. Thanks...

Georgie Hirezola said...

thanks for your comment...

Slarty Bartfast said...

George, I found your blog via a comment on the Red Telephone 66 blog. You have a fantastic selection of music here, and I'll be checking back often!

Nice to upgrade a few crappy rips I've been listening to - both of this IABD and (especially) the awesome Glitterhouse album!

Georgie Hirezola said...

you are welcome "Slarty Barfast"...
yeah... basically the "Glitterhouse" was the reason of so many arrivals here in the last few days!!!!hehehehehehehe!!!!!!
I really appreciate Red Telephone's comments for me...
George++++++

Slarty Bartfast said...

Any chance of upping the first IABD lbum in the same quality? I have to say this rip of the second album is the best-sounding version I ever had (and that includes original vinyl, and 2 CD versions, and a couple of blog rips). The quality of you blog is really stunning. Thanks for everything.

Georgie Hirezola said...

the first IABD album went out of print & sold out just...10 days after its Jap release...!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this copy of their second was the last or at least from the last copies at HMV Japan...
I really don't know what's happening with these Jap reissues....

Daisy Glaze said...

Here is a working link to IABD 1st Album @256 24 Bit Jap Master.

Makes a great 80 min Cd burnt together with Marrying Maiden.

Thanks to Greek God Georgie for this amazing place.

http://rapidshare.com/files/203380806/IABD_1969.rar

Enjoy People!!!

Georgie Hirezola said...

thanks Daisy Glaze for the IABD link...
these Jap IABD reissues have an unbelievable sound quality...
& they're already out of print

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great post... any chance you could give us the cover art without the obi's?