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It's a Beautiful Day
It's a Beautiful Day
It's a Beautiful Day
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
Yes, the original version of that FM oldie "White Bird" is included on this CD. Formed in 1967 by former symphony violinist David LaFlamme, this popular group plowed through all of the San Francisco Sound's clichés at once...  more »

      
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All Artists: It's a Beautiful Day
Title: It's a Beautiful Day
Members Wishing: 20
Total Copies: 0
Label: SAN FRANCISCO SOUND
Release Date: 11/13/2001
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Folk Rock, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 099902117923, 099902117923

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Yes, the original version of that FM oldie "White Bird" is included on this CD. Formed in 1967 by former symphony violinist David LaFlamme, this popular group plowed through all of the San Francisco Sound's clichés at once: organ, fiddle and drum solos; epigrammatic sayings about love, time, and dreams that are so cheesy they would make a Hallmark hack blush; the soft-part-that-heads-steadily-toward-the-crescendo part; incongruously pieced-together prog-rock songs that plod on for way too long; off-kilter male and female singing; and a near-total lack of soul. This 1969 recording, then, is a clear blueprint of what not to do in psychedelic rock--with the exception of "White Bird," which retains a sheen of innocence and melodic oomph despite its daft, repeated utterance that "she must fly!" This reissue has a bright, clear sound and excellent separation; it will more than please fans of the original LP. However, those looking for an equal to the best works of Moby Grape, Quicksilver, and the Dead are encouraged to seek elsewhere. --Mike McGonigal

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It's a Beautiful Day
K. Larson | Minneapolis, MN USA | 02/15/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Had the LP from original year (1971) but it was all scratched up.
The "White Bird" song brings back many memories of my youth and also reminded me of a fiddler I knew who played the tune fantastically. "Hot Summer Day" also is a fine tune. The others aren't so memorable but I can see why this is out of print now, as it truly is a classic of Rock's "eclectic mix" of tunes from the "psychadelic age" of the 1960s-early 1970s."
Bombay Calling/Child in Time
T. S. T. | Brazil | 01/07/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Did anybody notice the same bar progression of "Bombay Calling" on Deep Purple's "Child in Time"? "Child in Time" was released in 1971 on "In Rock" album. Two years after IABD debut album. Is it ok?"