Monday, 16 March 2015

1975 and The Street and The Sea [no download, will be released to cd]




Is it the Golden Gate Bridge or the Verazzano-Narrows?  Someone might recognize it better than myself.  In any case, quite a gorgeous monochromatic blue photograph for an album that is very beautiful once one hears it a few times.  This poor quality mp3 has been circulating sometime among collectors and no one seems to have access to the actual record which appears to be exceedingly rare.  If anyone actually possesses it, some information might be really appreciated.  For example it's not clear if this rip is even complete, being suspiciously well short of thirty minutes.  There is very little information on the internet, just this rym note.

I find the first track in particular to be breathlessly beautiful in a way that early Joni Mitchell was.  It's not a masterpiece-- there are too many inferior tracks, but it's one of those hauntingly gorgeous records, like the Marcia Meyers, and Melisma's album, I feel very very lucky to have heard in my life....







Obviously this is not my rip, but I sincerely feel immense gratitude to the kind soul who let us hear this rarity...

13 comments:

  1. It's the Golden Gate bridge.

    Interesting looking album. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. where would the photo have been taken, from the park somewhere?

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    2. My guess is it was taken from a park on the San Francisco side near the Palace of Fine Arts.

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    3. is that where the presidio begins?

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    4. The Presidio is adjacent west of the Palace of Fine Arts and could also be where the cover photo was taken.

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  2. Thanks as always for this!

    Any chance of a post of that Melisma record?

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  3. You need to remove this entry, I am reissuing it on my label Yoga Records

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  4. Wow, you're kidding me! I'm so happy to hear this, as I was wanting more information about this release. Do you have any more information for us, for ex. when?

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  5. This song looks like Laura Nyro in the mid 70's with her "Smile" album.
    Anxious to be reissued.

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  6. Me too! wonder what happened with that...

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