• NEWLY REMASTERED EXPANDED EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC 1968 PSYCHEDELIC MASTERPIECE
• NEWLY REMASTERED
• FEATURING TEN BONUS TRACKS
• BOOKLET WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & ESSAY
• REVIEWS IN "UNCUT”, "MOJO”, "RECORD COLLECTOR” & "CLASSIC ROCK PROG” MAGAZINES
• COVERAGE ON RELEVANT WEBSITES & FANZINES
ESOTERIC RECORDINGS are pleased to announce the release of a newly remastered and expanded edition of the classic 1968 psychedelic rock album by THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Perhaps one of the finest and most original of bands to emerge in the USA during the Psychedelic era, the United States of America was formed in 1967 by the avant-garde musician Joseph Byrd (an associate of Yoko Ono who had studied with composer John Cage). After studying at UCLA in California, Byrd decided to form a band that would combine performance art, radical politics and experimental rock music. Recruiting former partner Dorothy Moskowitz (Vocals), Gordon Marron (Violin, Ring Modulator, Vocals), Rand Forbes (Bass) and Craig Woodson (Electric Drums), the band signed to Columbia records and recorded their self-titled album in December 1967. The sessions produced some of the most extraordinary music of the time, with pieces such as "The American Metaphysical Circus” combining tape looped effects, electronic sounds and rock to create a stunning opening to a fine album. Such a radical approach led to the album being hailed by critics upon release but receiving a poor commercial reception. Internal friction soon took hold and the United States of America had disbanded by the end of 1968.
This Esoteric Recordings edition is newly remastered and includes ten bonus tracks recorded during the sessions for the band’s sole album and in May and July 1968. The reissue also features an illustrated booklet with new essay.
This product is released June 30 2014 and will not be dispatched before this date.
1. THE AMERICAN METAPHYSICAL CIRCUS
2. HARD COMING LOVE
3. CLOUD SONG
4. THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS
5. I WON’T LEAVE MY WOODEN WIFE FOR YOU, SUGAR
6. WHERE IS YESTERDAY
7. COMING DOWN
8. LOVE SONG FOR THE DEAD CHE
9. STRANDED IN TIME
10. THE AMERICAN WAY OF LOVE
TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM
"THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”
11. OSAMU’S BIRTHDAY
12. NO LOVE TO GIVE
13. I WON’T LEAVE MY WOODEN WIFE FOR YOU, SUGAR (FIRST VERSION)
14. YOU CAN NEVER COME DOWN
15. PERRY PIER
16. TAILOR MAN
17. DO YOU FOLLOW ME
18. THE AMERICAN METAPHYSICAL CIRCUS (ALTERNATE VERSION)
19. MOUSE (THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS)
20. HERESY (COMING DOWN)
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Track listing as above.
Get Down: Expanded Edition
• HUGELY POPULAR DISCO CLASSIC RETURNS TO CD!
• Gene Chandler (born Eugene Dixon in 1937 in Chicago, Illinois.) is best remembered for the R&B and Pop #1 "Duke Of Earl” on which he sang lead vocal as part of the doo-wop group The Dukays. Chandler is hugely admired by soul fans as one of the leading names from the Chicago scene along with Jerry Butler and Curtis Mayfield, the latter of which often wrote for and produced the singer.
• Having enjoyed a string of R&B hits through the 60’s and 70’s on various labels including a cover of James Brown’s "There Was A Time” (R&B #22) and "Groovy Situation” (R&B #8) Chandler moved on to become executive vice president at Chi Sound Records, where he released four disco funk albums between ’78 and ‘81.
• GET DOWN (R&B #12/Pop #47) was the first of these albums and was released in 1978. This great set of funky disco tracks spawned two R&B hit singles with "Tomorrow I May Not Feel The Same” reaching #51, and the title track "Get Down”, his biggest hit in 13 years, peaking at #3, Pop #53, and going all the way to #11 in the UK.
• BBR is very proud to present GET DOWN, expertly remastered and complete with extensive liner notes and bonus tracks.
• GET DOWN is absolutely essential listening for all Soul, Funk and Disco fans.
1. GET DOWN (12” Disco Mix)
2. PLEASE SUNRISE
3. TOMORROW I MAY NOT FEEL THE SAME
4. I’M THE TRAVELLING KIND
5. GREATEST LOVE EVER KNOWN
6. GIVE ME THE CUE
7. WHAT NOW
9. GET DOWN (Single Version)
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