Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
A Gift From Euphoria
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Country, New Age, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
2003 remastered reissue of the 1969 debut album from Texas bred act whose sound is described as, 'caught between 'Pet Sounds' & prog'. Includes foldout sleeve with extensive liner notes, photos & other memorabilia. 15 t... more »
2003 remastered reissue of the 1969 debut album from Texas bred act whose sound is described as, 'caught between 'Pet Sounds' & prog'. Includes foldout sleeve with extensive liner notes, photos & other memorabilia. 15 tracks. Rev-Ola.
Still great after all these years
Lynda Krahenbuhl | Los Angeles | 01/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A remarkable effort by two friends and songwriters back in the late 60s. It was originally released on Capitol Records. It did not sell very well at that time, but it has taken on a life of its own during the following years. It is now considered a highly collectable record and it has been re-released twice on two different labels in the years since. It was just re-released again on Rev-ola Records with a much better format and more liner notes with additional pictures. A much improved CD with all the additional information. Buy it...you'll love it."
Should have been huge!!
william lincoln | Springfield, OR USA | 01/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A varied collection of music that really gets you thinking at times. Incredible guitar and bass playing. These two lads put together quite a collection of original material. Moves from orchestral to country to rock with transitions of interest. All the genre's that are represented on this album are played to perfection. It is a wonder why this wasn't a huge album heard by millions. Perhaps it covered too much or was too far ahead of the curve. Well worth the investment. The more you hear it, the more it amazes and delights the listener."
One album by Two dudes that recorded in Three cities
allismile0 | Washington, DC | 02/21/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Pretty cool but somewhat typical pychedelic rock album out of 1960's LA scene. Has a bit Rolling Stones, Byrds, Love, and Beatles mixed in together (and they claim they were heavily influenced by the Bee Gees too). If I had to think of an album that is similar to "...Euphoria" it would be "The Notorious Byrd Brothers"('69) because of it's eclectic nature and over-emphasis of studio effects.
What this album signifies to me most is not that it's a lost/ignored masterpiece but what could have been if these guys kept at it and had more support. There are some fairly strong songs here, the most obvious being Did You Get The Letter, but just about all of them have some good points to them. The liner notes seem to have a bloated sense of importance- which is typical of many artists/reviewers that haven't moved on from their heyday.
All critism aside, this is an interesting time piece. It's got bluegrass, country, baroque pop, and pyschedelic rock. They knew how to make a decent groove, and the harmonies were pretty cool- decent song writing too."