Dec 31, 2008
MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING - IN WONDERLAND (NIMBUS 1968) Japan/Korea mastering cardboard sleeve
Incredible harmony pop , an album that's as sunshiney as anything coming from the west coast in the late 60s but which was recorded up in Canada by this obscure little group! The group features both male and female voices , strung together wonderfully, with a sophistication that's way more than simple pop and backed with full strings and tightly groovy rhythms, in a quality that's almost like A&M pop at its best, but even more unique. There's a near-perfect quality to the record through and through a sound that makes us wonder why this one stayed so off the radar, but which makes us love it all that much more for its uniqueness. A number of tracks are familiar, but redone with a very groovy 60s edge -- and titles include "Look Around", "Wonderland", "Do You Know The Way To San Jose", "Pretty People", "Rain Rain Go Away", "Always True To You Darling In My Fashion", and "When The World Was Young"...