Friday, 27 January 2017
Noonan, Levi and Houshmand in East River (USA,1971) by request
From the inclusion in this package:
Patrick Noonan (acoustic guitar, pedal steel guitar),
Jonathan Levi (violin),
John Houshmand (12-string acoustic guitar)
An original copy of the ultra-rare private press Stoner Folk LP East River by
New England trio Noonan, Levi and Houshmand (Cavern Custom Recording - no number).
Long out of print and never released on CD because the master tapes were lost.
A long lost classic from the dawn of New Age and World Music.
Much more interesting music than most of what is called New Age.
The record is best left without any musical label attached to it.
There's even a version of Gershwin's Summertime.East River - Houshmand
This album was briefly discussed here in connection with their other work and please back refer to that post.
It's really quite beautiful and has that blissfully innocent sincerity that is/was a hallmark of the music of the seventies. (Sigh)-- we're a long way away from that now, aren't we?