Mar 17, 2011

GLASS PRISM - POE THROUGH THE GLASS PRISM (RCA VICTOR 1969) Kor mastering cardboard sleeve




Glass Prism was a psychedelic group out of Pennsylvania.They released two albums on RCA, 1969's "Poe Through The Glass Prism" and 1970's "On Joy and Sorrow". Their second album has a dark and heavy vibe, really great guitar work sometimes with fuzzy sounds, more on the sorrow side of life than on the joy side. " Your joy is your sorrow unmasked". They were one of the originators of progressive concept-based rock, and have many loyal fans to this day.
This debut release sets the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe to grandiose psychedelic arrangements -- the concept's more than a bit suspect, of course, but there's no denying the album's ambition or its execution. Both Tom Varano and Augie Christiano are imaginative composers skilled at folding classical and jazz precepts into the hard rock idiom, and their nuanced arrangements (dominated by chiaroscuro shades of funereal organ) artfully convey the melancholy and macabre at the heart of Poe's verse. Equally impressive are Glass Prism's four-part harmonies, employed most effectively on songs like "El Dorado."
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11 comments:

Doug said...

Thanks for the new posts(Janis Ian and Glass Prism).I am familiar with the Janis Ian albums but not the Glass Prism albums.I look forward to hearing the Glass Prism albums for the first time.

Thanks for your efforts!

pattirules said...

so glad you are back i love this blog!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Great to see you back.
MikeNZ

snakeboy said...

Good to have you back and many thanks for the Glass Prism LPs.

Georgie Hirezola said...

Hey guys, I didn't go anywhere...
I'm here but unfortunately I don't have the time to pοsτ new albums as often as I used to...
I don't even have the time to listen...the most of the albums I recently received are still sealed believe it or not!
Υou see I am not selling Japanese cds here neither have I donation buttons and I have to work hard to live especially now that things are really bad here as you all know...
So the whole thing is only a hobby & nothing more...
Anyway from now on I'll try to post more regularly...he he he..
Georgie++++

wolfspider said...

A touch of the macabre is often all it takes to make prog pretensions bearable. Let's see if that's the case here...

wolfspider said...

Yep, this is awesome

Anonymous said...

Happy to see you another time !!!!!!!!!!

Daniel said...

I understand your time problems. Thanks for your efforts, anyway. Things aren't well in Spain, either. Un saludo macanudo.

Jean said...

Bonjour de Crete . ça c'est du rock original ! Merci mille fois !

Anonymous said...

For information about the new Glass Prism album, Resurrection, contact
hmi67@aol.com

Web site is www.glassprismband.com