Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
One of (if not the) great lost folk-rock records of the '60s. Eclection was composed of bassist Trevor Lucas and drummer Gerry Conway, later of Fairport Convention; lead songwriter Georg Hultgreen, later of Sailor; guit... more »
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One of (if not the) great lost folk-rock records of the '60s. Eclection was composed of bassist Trevor Lucas and drummer Gerry Conway, later of Fairport Convention; lead songwriter Georg Hultgreen, later of Sailor; guitarist Michael Rosen and lead vocalist Kerrilee Male; together they made, well, eclectic music, reminiscent at times of the Mamas & Papas and even early Airplane. Nevertheless, the album sunk like a stone, but it remains highly-prized among '60s collectors; it resurfaces here for the first time in 30 years with quotes from Conway in the notes as well. An obscure but highly worthy Collectors' Choice Music exclusive!
Typical of its day!
Malcolm Thompson | Melbourne | 02/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Actually saw this band live in '68, after an aborted attempt to travel Sth for a festival at Woburn Abbey(UK)which featured Hendrix, Floyd, Family etc! Returning back to Manchester in time to see them at The Magic Village & blew us apart! Eased our sorrowfull souls! Very professional, mixture of European & American muso's from memory? One of John Peels faves! Bought their record shortly after. Another classic from the Elektra label. Psych/pop vein."
A very intriguing mixture of pop-rock influences
Phil Rogers | Ann Arbor, Michigan | 04/06/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"On several of Eclection's tunes, I hear equal parts Mamas and Papas and the mellower, acoustic side of Jefferson Airplane. This very delicate shading is very effective.The sound of some other tunes veers more toward combining Mamas/Papas with Spanky & Our Gang, which is still quite nice.But when the male is the lead singer they end up with a different kind of sound--more like the Association on their numerous weak album cuts [rather than their tremendously evocative/imaginative songs "Along Comes Mary", "Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies", and "Cherish"]. These particular songs downgrade Eclection's CD quite a bit.In general, the production on Eclection's record is almost a bit too over the top, with more reverb than is necessary. Whether it was echo from the room they were in, or the engineer/electronics [or all three factors], the muddiness of the overall sound is the one thing that spoils this from possibly being a 5-star effort. Though I am still tempted to rate it at 4 stars because of the high quality of 6 or 7 of the songs, it's just too hard to hear/appreciate what's really happening.This is the kind of album you wish you could download a true stereophonic copy for free before agreeing to purchase it. The monophonic version available to listen to via RealPlayer might not be doing it quite enough justice."