One of the most revered albums in the psychedelic genre, and when you listen, it is obvious why. Not too complex, some riffs repeated from one track to the next, and with songs like "free as the breeze" you get an album living up to the title they dubbed themselves as. They released one single before the LP under the name of "the drag set" , an interesting example of the nucleus of the unique cohearant sound they ended up with on the entire Open Mind LP.
Aside from being killer, it is terribly rare, the original Philips pressing is just a tough find, especially trying to find one here in North America, as it was only released overseas, as the group was from the U.K. This pressing I converted to MP3 was from the 1986 Antar reissue, which tacks on their only Single as "the open mind -Magic potion/cast a spell" is one amazing 7" and the inclusion on this set , makes this an essential! Not sure of where they sourced the material for the reissue..could be original tapes, no indication, it is VERY clean and full sounding.
Does anyone know? This Does sound like it was recorded at EMI studios.. is this a right assumption? VERY similar production style to the Pretty Things S.F. Sorrow LP, in terms of the stereo field and overall feeling.
Monday, September 17, 2007
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