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Around Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Around Grapefruit
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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German reissue of 1969 album includes one bonus track, the rare B-side, 'Dead Boot'. Repertoire.

      
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All Artists: Grapefruit
Title: Around Grapefruit
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Repertoire
Release Date: 7/25/2005
Album Type: Extra tracks, Import
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Europe, British Isles, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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German reissue of 1969 album includes one bonus track, the rare B-side, 'Dead Boot'. Repertoire.

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This is in my top 5 fav albums
Psychedelic Guy | Illinois | 03/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard Grapefruit on the 94 Baker Street compilation, and I was hooked ever since..These guys are pretty outstanding. Grapefruit was easily a top notch band. I suggest this album for anyone who is into Psych-pop music. A+ in my book"
Groovy melancholy melodies
Ed N | Kensington, Maryland USA | 07/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My cousin bought the LP of "Around Grapefruit" long ago when she was a child in the 1960s. When she decided to do some spring-cleaning in the 1980s, she handed down this LP to me. Since then, it's been one of my favorite LPs. I listened to the tracks countless times as a kid, and I'm sure I'll be getting the new CD re-issue anyday now, if not for any other reason than for nostalgia sake.Grapefruit was "discovered" by John Lennon, as the other reviewers pointed out, and they have a sound that is quite similar to the Beatles'. The music is simultaneously bouncy and catchy yet somehow a little sad. I suppose one might call Grapefruit's music a sort of drug-hazed Beatles-lite pop.Still, it is enjoyable enough on its own merits. I know I probably wore out an already worn LP listening to the songs, but they grow on you after multiple listenings. I thought the singers harmonized rather well; "Yesterday's Sunshine" and "Marianne" were two of my favorite tracks. I think I ultimately distorted the track on the LP for "Round Going Round" so it would be nice to hear the song as it was supposed to be played.People who have never heard of Grapefruit will probably not be terribly interested in the CD. It's really a matter of taste. For me, though, Grapefruit's music brings back many fond memories of childhood and a more innocent time, so I will gladly be adding this CD to my collection."
Good Music from a Lost Apple Band
J. GENIO | Earth | 02/28/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a pretty good LP from the 60's. . . A real lost gem and a worthwhile addition to anyone's collection -- especially those fond of music of the 60's.

However, I gave them 4 stars because of a "lack" of originality. Maybe I'm a bit harsh. After all, why would a young group want to be "original" when you have John and Yoko as mentors? Yet, the music does bring back fond memories of an era gone by. Imagine. . . if you would. . .

Ah, its the late 60's at No.3 Seville Row in England. The Apple Scruffs, bikers, and businessmen from the area are hanging out and having a drink or two at the Apple Offices. Paul McCartney is working with Badfinger or Mary Hopkin, George and Ringo are trying to figure out what their futures hold. John and Yoko -- well, they just "discovered" this group. Yoko promptly names them "Grapefruit" -- in honor of her book. However, Grapefuit never got a chance to record for the Beatles' record company.

Grapefruit is another Apple Band, just like Badfinger and Elephants Memory. However, that is where the similarities end. Unlike Badfinger and Elephants Memory, two bands that can jam with the best of them; Grapefruit sounds as if they are still trying to find themselves. Do they want to be the Beatles? Or, do they want to explore different areas of pop music? Indeed, the music is the typical British beat from the era -- the rich harmonies and a sense of "Flower Power." Grapefruit's offering from the days of incense and peppermints, love beads, and phrases like "groovy" "far out" and "dig" bring back fond memeories of a younger generation -- and, perhaps, even happier times for some.

The LP has been out of print for a long time, and is considered a collector's item. If one should happen to find a copy, I am sure that person will pay a hefty price for it. This CD offers those people interested in the Beatles and their experiences with running Apple a less expensive chance to own a piece of worthwhile nostalgia.


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