PAPER GARDEN S T 1968 LP FIRST PRESSING USA RARE PSYCH HTF OOP NM VG - rare vinyl collector item


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PAPER GARDEN S/T 1968 LP FIRST PRESSING USA RARE PSYCH HTF OOP NM+/VG+

PAPER GARDEN ST 1968 LP FIRST PRESSING USA RARE PSYCH HTF OOP  NMVG
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Auction Details:
Code ID
#7406
Ebay Item #
231199578049
Sold Price
$100.00
Bids
1
Auction End date
09 Apr 2014
Seller Location
Sewell, New Jersey

Item Description

You are viewing a rather rare and clean copy of psychedelically at it's best. Paper Moon's self titled release from 1968. The vinyl is stellar, extremely clean, barely a scratch, remains in near mint plus condition. The record labels are near mint plus. The album cover has a small hole through it, minor edge and four corner wear, looks great for its age. Remains in very good plus condition.
Album Notes
Recorded at Groove Sound Studios, New York, New York in 1968.Personnel: Irving Spice (violin); James Sedlar (trumpet).Liner Note Author: Roger Maglio.Recording information: Groove Sound Studios.A decent if somewhat candy-coated effort in the pop-psychedelic vein, combining cheerful sunshine pop sensibilities with some hard-edged psychedelic playing. It all falls somewhere between the Beatles' Revolver album and the Zombies' Odessey & Oracle (the latter especially on "Man Do You" and "Raven"), with some Sgt. Pepper-type layered choruses and overdubbed strings and other instruments. The question is how well it represents the sound of the Paper Garden -- and that begs the larger question behind the purpose of recording an LP; The Paper Garden dates from a period when the answer to that question was starting to change. According to the account of singer/guitarist Joe Arduino, the New York City-based quintet had a solid stage repertory established from performances at colleges in the Northeastern United States in 1967 and 1968, when they got the chance to cut this album under the auspices of British producer Geoff Turner, who was working at Musicor in New York at the time -- presented with that opportunity, the members ended up writing a whole new body of songs for the occasion; thus, the album become a new, self-contained artistic statement rather than a representation of the music by which they'd first attracted attention and defined themselves. The songs are filled with catchy tunes played on a mix of virtuoso electric lead and acoustic guitars -- with the occasional sitar, courtesy of rhythm guitarist Sandy Napoli -- and violin, string orchestra, trumpet, and trombone embellishment, and the lead singing coming down somewhere between Paul McCartney and Colin Blunstone with the backing usually very Lennon-esque. The group had three talented songwriters in their ranks whose work was worth hearing and the 27-minute running time isn't even a problem -- the content is substantial enough to make this a nicely full sonic meal and one of the most enjoyable albums of the psychedelic era. The 2002 Gear Fab CD reissue offers glittering sound and includes full annotation and credits, and is recommended to those who enjoy the Zombies' Odessey & Oracle album, or the Merry-Go-Round/Emitt Rhodes' releases. ~ Richie Unterberger & Bruce Eder

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