Jan 7, 2009

CHAD & JEREMY - THE ARK (COLUMBIA 1968) Japan mastering cardboard sleeve + bonus



Continuing in the same vein as their joyously experimental Of Cabbages & Kings, Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde let everything fly on The Ark, their wide-eyed Columbia finale. It's a hand-wrought gem studded with glittering acid-pop originals like "Painted Dayglow Smile" and "The Emancipation of Mr. X," from an album that was fitting testimonial to the radio friendly duo who changed from moptop minstrels to dazzling musical sculptors, right before our eyes...[net]
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Chad and Jeremy's "The Ark" was their most accomplished album. Following the less polished (but more brilliant) Of Cabbages and Kings, they combined the "concept album" approach of Cabbages with more diverse, commercial and lyrical selections. Still the title track "The Ark" has all the bite and satire of their finest works and the long version of "Painted Dayglow Smile" (contained on this album) is stunning. The album is beautifully orchestrated and has great sound quality...[net]
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It's a real mindboggler as to why this album hasn't gotten the recognition it so duly deserves.It would have done better I'm sure,if Columbia records had only promoted it properly.
A true psychedelic lost classic and worthy contemporary of both "pepper" and "pet sounds",if you're anything like me it'll stay in your cd player for ages...[net]
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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

HEY MAN GREAT STUFF I HAVE THIS ON VINYL SORRY NO BONUS TRACKS
THANKS MOSES FROM VIENNA

Georgie Hirezola said...

he he he..OK.. "Vinyl Rules"...
I have also hundreds of Lps..
but these Japanese mini Lps are wonderful replicas of the originals.
thnx for your visit...
Georgie++++++++

mscmichael said...

I agree. the Japs have down a great job. Thanks for sharing...

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Georgie Hirezola said...

yes...really good

Dave said...

Wow, wish I could hear Sgt. Pepper for the first time at this age, but The Ark gives me almost the same thrill. What a great sounding album, splendid production and outstanding songwriting. Were Chad and Jeremy penning themselves? I'm gonna buy this album tomorrow, its massive.

Anonymous said...

great album ! going to go buy it tomorrow ! thx