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Odyssey and Oracle

Odyssey and Oracle
They Want You All To Sing Along
The Wind On The Water
Cream. Disraeli Gears
Cream 2005
Incredible String Band
the song has no ending
5000 Spirits or The Layers of The Onion
Songs In The Key Of Life
The Visit
The Mask and Mirror
The Book Of Secrets
Lillian Gish 1893-1993
Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music '70
Odessey and Oracle
The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
Chapter VII - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
The Wind In The Willows
Chapter III - The Wild Wood
Chapter IV - Mr. Badger
Chapter V - Dulce Domum
Kenneth Grahame 1859-1932
A Saucerful Of Secrets
The Madcap Laughs
It's A Beautiful Day
American Odyssey
Jefferson Airplane
Happy Trails
Édith Piaf 1915-1963
Paul McCartney
Chaos and Creation In The Backyard

Marmalade Skies,  the home of British psychedelia

Odessey and Oracle CBS 1967 [click for larger]

The most underappreciated LP of the 60s; truly a "lost album". It's definitely a period piece but it won't fail to entertain you. Quite simply, it's a collection of the twelve best British pop songs you'll ever hear. Tasteful minor keys and unusual arrangements illustrate the album's brillance. The lyrics are far from shallow; but most are upbeat love songs.
The album ranges from the soaring ballad "Care of Cell 44", (which interestingly enough is told from the perspective of a man looking forward of the release of his woman from prison) the melancholy "A Rose For Emily", "Beechwood Park", the dreamy "Hung Up On A Dream", the weird chanting "Changes", "Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914) which is told from told from the perspective of a British soldier in World War I, and to round it out, the two million seller "Time of the Season".

The 1987 Rhino records release contains two bonus tracks, "I'll Call You Mine" and "Imagine The Swan, both of which are supurb. We highly recommend it if you can find it. Rod Argent is considered the primary songwriter for the Zombies, and so far as singles go he was. But half the songs on this album were written by bassist Chris White and rank right up there with Argent's best work.
Just give this album a listen, and you'll know what we mean.

note the misspelling of Odyssey on the album cover

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