Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde, Chad & Jeremy|
Of Cabbages & Kings
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the '60s duo's 1967 album including six bonus tracks. Having led the L.A. division of the British Invasion for some years - appearing on Batman no less - that most British of du... more »
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the '60s duo's 1967 album including six bonus tracks. Having led the L.A. division of the British Invasion for some years - appearing on Batman no less - that most British of duos Chad & Jeremy were feeling the changing times and were ready to pull out the stops in creating a studio masterpiece to rival the best of 'em. Super-producer Gary Usher (then on a roll with Sagittarius and The Notorious Byrd Brothers among others) was enlisted and brought along his full menagerie: Curt Boettcher, The Firesign Theatre, members of The Millennium and the wrecking crew. Despite this hallowed company, our boys remained resolutely in command, emerging as gifted writers, arrangers and performers in the process. Of Cabbages And Kings was their finest half hour, bursting with invention and experimentation - just witness the sidelong 'Progress Suite' for proof of their ambition. Rev-Ola. 2009.
One of the freshest and most innovative releases of the '60s
firstname.lastname@example.org | Michigan,USA | 04/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Of cabbages & Kings" was a wonderful surprise to all that were lucky to have heard it back in 1967. I was never much of a Chad & Jeremy fan, but this release was far beyond anything they had previously done, almost shockingly so. It was their masterpiece, their "Sgt. Pepper," or maybe more accurately their "Pet Sounds." (The Beach Boys standout masterpiece from that period) The CD includes a mixture of wonderfully crafted ballads, rich in orchestration and sentiment, and some upbeat, funny and thought provoking songs as well. The last third or more of the release includes a long stretch of instrumentals, sound effects and almost everything but the kitchen sink, joining together a couple of songs. (Very 60's!) It has always been amazing to me that the album didn't get the attention and acclaim that it deserved. It was always one of my favorite albums from the '60s and it's great that it is now finally available on CD. (The LP has been unavailable for a few decades or so) Though the long suite (side 2 of the LP) seems a little dated, many of the songs on this CD could be released as singles today. If you haven't heard "Of Cabbages & Kings," give it a listen....it's a gem!"
the Wizard, fkap | 05/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Finally someone is releasing this must have album on CD. It is one of C&J's best albums, in my opinion, and is a fabulous addition to any sixties music collection. And as the vinyl of this one, as well as "The Ark," are very hard to find now, it makes things much simpler for those who want to hear the album without having to pay big bucks or do a worldwide search for a near mint copy. Since both this, "The Ark" and "I Don't Want To Lose You Baby" are now available on CD, all that needs to be released now is "Before and After" and "Distant Shores"."
Missed It!!! More Copies MUST be Released
the Wizard, fkap | WiZARD RADIO | 09/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The incredible talent of Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde reached their peak in this underground tour de force. Sadly, I didn't get a copy of this limited edition CD. I can't imagine how I missed it. I treasure the vinyl copy I've had since 1967. You simply can't compare the musical genius of Chad and Jeremy with the other bubblegum pop British invaders of the 60's. If you can get a copy of the CD or of the original vinyl, it is a must have for any collector of serious music. The "Progress Suite" is a work of art, and it's message has suddenly become much more relevant in the aftermath of the recent terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.While other cuts are often funny, ironic or just plain fun, all have a sharp bite. Fans used to the sweet stylings their earlier over produced work didn't know what to make of this "underground" album, totally different in tone, style and message. But serious musicians and critics hailed the groups daring venture. At nearly 29 minutes, the "Progress Suite" couldn't fit into commercial radio staion's tight formats. And they sure weren't willing to touch the antiwar message. But college stations had a field day with this cutting edge work that has stood the test of time."