Jan 9, 2009

GALE GARNETT & THE GENTLE REIGN - AN AUDIENCE WITH THE KING OF WANDS (COLUMBIA 1968) Japan DSD mastering cardboard sleeve




A Columbia classic from this cool California group. An Audience With The King Of Wands a record as trippy and nice as it sounds from the title! Gale's got a nice voice one that's a bit folksy, but more confident than the average folkie of the time, with bits of blues, country, and rock that creep into the lyrics at just the right moments. The album's got a bit of psyche and a bit of sunshine kind of shifting the mood from track to track, and making for a record that's got more levels than usual for this sort of act at the time. Titles include "Bad News", "Believe Me", "Breaking Through", "Ophelia Song", "Big Sur", "Ballad For F Scott Fitzgerald", "You Could Have Been Anyone", and "A Word Of Advice"....
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01. Breaking Through
02. Fall In Love Again
03. Mini Song #1: Ophelia Song
04. Ballad For F. Scott Fitzgerald
05. Big Sur
06. Mini Song #2: Tropicana High
07. That's Not The Way
08. Word Of Advice
09. Believe Me
10. Mini Song #3: Lament For The Self Sufficient
11. You Could Have Been Anyone
12. Bad News
13. Dolphins
14. Mini Song #4: Tropicana Low
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5 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Wonderfull album of trippy,psychy,acid,sunshine feeling songs.NICE!...WAL

Georgie Hirezola said...

And their second LP is much better.
one of my top albums ever...
Georgie+++++

Anonymous said...

Yes George,the second is also beautiful with unique sound, and for me with positive vibrations!...WAL

sirgilles said...

Many thanks !
For the first time, when I heard this band (with "Water your mind"), I didn't not know that is a woman on vocals. But what a woman !