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Genres: Blues, Folk, Pop
Originally released on Flying Fish Records in 1975, Lycurgus became a "Top National Add-on" and "Breakout" in Billboard Magazine and went on to garner a Grammy Nomination for 1975. Along with Lang?s guitar work the albu... more »
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Originally released on Flying Fish Records in 1975, Lycurgus became a "Top National Add-on" and "Breakout" in Billboard Magazine and went on to garner a Grammy Nomination for 1975. Along with Lang?s guitar work the album also featured the estimable talents of a young Peter Ostrousko, Jazz piano wizard Butch Thompson, Dobro player Cal Hand among others.
Lang's best album of the 70's
D. Libby | Chicago Il | 03/31/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Lycurgus was Lang's first solo effort on Flying Fish records. The album received great critical acclaim as well as a Grammy nomination. In my estimation, it was Lang's best album from the 70's. Known primarily as an instrumentalist, Lang stepped out a bit and added vocals to a number of the pieces. Though not his best suite, his vocals are a nice addition and they round the character of the album out. What is really outstanding however are the instrumental pieces. On several, Lang adds the talents of Butch Thompson on Piano, Cal Hand on Dobro, and a young Peter Ostrousko on Mandolin. His solo pieces are groundbreaking, especially the seven-minute plus Flames Along The Monongahela, which is a potpourri of Americana sty lings. The album has an additional five bonus tracks of alternate versions and new material. This album is an absolute must for any aficionado of Lang."