Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Illusion (Mlps) (Shm)
Genres: Pop, Rock
Japanese only SHM paper sleeve pressing. The SHM-CD [Super High Material CD] format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. Using a process developed by JVC and Universal Music J... more »
Japanese only SHM paper sleeve pressing. The SHM-CD [Super High Material CD] format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. Using a process developed by JVC and Universal Music Japan discovered through the joint companies' research into LCD display manufacturing* SHM-CDs feature improved transparency on the data side of the disc* allowing for more accurate reading of CD data by the CD player laser head. SHM-CD format CDs are fully compatible with standard CD players.
Trivia About This Band
Arnold Serafin | 02/24/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Some real Trivia about this band that is intersting. I was at my first concert with my newest girlfriend seeing Mitch Ryder minus the Wheels back in 1967 at Indiana University. The Illusion was opening up for Mitch.
They were just OK and dressed in the Hippy Looking clothes. I wait for what seemed an eternity and Mitch jumps on stage and who do i see? The guys in the Ilusion dressed in Satin Tuxs with their long hair slicked down. These guys were definetly not the Wheels. My first concert turned about to be really bad. Why Mitch thought these guys could back him up with his style of Music is beyond me. He might as well have me or the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band up there."
"Where Have You Gone..."
Jon Holcombe | 02/21/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Reminds a bit of the first Nazz album, with harmonies that remind me of the Rascasls, these guys were fine muscians with a strong sense of melody, harmony, and played as a real band.
Besides the excellent funk, rock work out "Did You See Her Eyes", "Run, Run, Run...", "Tell Me Why...", and "You Make Me What I Am" are on my permanent playlist. Rich Cerniglia plays demonic guitar, John and Mike are superb singers, Chuck Alder provides rock solid R&B style bottom, and Mike Ricciardella's drums are way out front and sound great.
Their next album, "Together As A Way Of Life" is also worth seeking out (I have it on vinyl).
But their final album, "If It's So", was just outstanding, a true 5 star masterpiece of it's era. And almost completely unknown, even by my rock music listening peers in 1972. I have it only on vinyl, and I've been waiting 25 years for it to appear on CD.
Rich Cerniglia, Mike Maniscalco, Chuck Alder, John Vinci, and Mike Ricciardella - If you read this, PLEASE try and get "If It's So" and "Together..." released on CD, maybe as a double.
The side 1 "If It's So" song cycle is one of the finest album sides of it's era and needs to be heard.
"...in my dreams, as I sleep, reflections haunting me.
If it's so, please don't ever, bring me back..."
You guys were fantastic."
A Rare find
DJ | Pennsylvania | 12/11/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"An excellent find. I was very happy to add this to my collection. "Did you see her eyes" was worth the 20 bucks I spent by itself. Again if you can find it buy it."