Jan 24, 2009

SAGITTARIUS - PRESENT TENSE (COLUMBIA 1968) Japan DSD mastering cardboard sleeve + 10 bonus




In an alternative universe, Curt Boettcher would be lauded along with Brian Wilson as one of the reigning geniuses of '60s California pop and psychedelia. After success as a writer & producer for others, Boettcher founded the Ballroom and then the Millennium, recording material that was far ahead of its time. Some of the material and much of the sensibility of those groups were brought to Sagittarius, Boettcher's collaboration with producer & composer Gary Usher (the Byrds, Simon & Garfunkel, etc.)
In a revolutionary move for the time, Sagittarius was conceived purely as a studio group, and California pals like Glen Campbell and Beach Boy Bruce Johnston were brought in to work on PRESENT TENSE. The result is a marriage of pure pop, psychedelia and experimentalism that makes the PET SOUNDS-era Beach Boys sound like a bunch of high-school kids (or high schoolkids). Subsequent reissues of material by the Ballroom and Millennium are equally worthy of attention..[net]
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Sagittarius includes: Gary Usher, Glen Campbell, The Firesign Theatre, Curt Boettcher, Bruce Johnston.
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This Japanese Sony/Columbia reissue contains at least 3 different bonus tracks (No 19,20,21) from the US Sundazed one...
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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Georgie Hirezola said...

thanks for your nice words...

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

sonically beautiful...
lyrically marvelous...
great album...
course again
great choice
thanx

Anonymous said...

Extraordinario, gran álbum, está entre mis grupos favoritos de todos los tiempos. excelente canción "Musky Dusty"

antonilópez said...

Este es uno de mis álbums favoritos de todos los tiempos.

Anonymous said...

Too bad it's the version without the "get the message" tune. Thanks anyway.

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