Unsung eclectics deserve a wider listening audience
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Kaleidoscope made some fine albums, but didn't last very long and were never overly popular. This collection is a good way to get most of their essential tracks without breaking the bank on rare or import albums. It collects the bulk of fine tracks from "Side Trips" and "Beacon From Mars" and some bits and pieces from their other albums. Many of the songs here are highly memorable and will stay with you forever (at least the music if not the lyrics). Raga, jugband folk and psychedelia and some of what you'll find integrated into these songs, the fact is nothing was considered taboo when the sounds of these songs were created. If you like pschedelia, be sure to grab this as it's well worth your time."