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• NEW REMASTERED & EXPANDED DEFINITIVE EDITION OF THE CLASSIC 1968 FOLK / PROGRESSIVE ROCK ALBUM
• WITH THREE BONUS TRACKS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ON CD
• FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK AND LINER NOTES
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic 1968 self-titled album by the legendary folk / progressive rock band Eclection.
Formed in London in 1967, Eclection was a truly international group, featuring Norwegian born Georg Kajanus (known then as Georg Hultgreen) on guitars and vocals, Australians Kerrilee Male (vocals) and Trevor Lucas (vocals, bass), Canadian Michael Rosen (guitars, vocals) and Briton Gerry Conway (drums). Eclection signed with Jac Holzman’s Elektra label and made their first public appearance supporting Tom Paxton at the Royal Festival Hall in 1967.
Influenced strongly by artists such as Bob Dylan, The Mamas & Papas, The Byrds & Fred Neil, the group took both folk and rock influences to create their own unique sound (often drawing comparisons to Jefferson Airplane). Blessed by the superb vocalist Kerrilee Male, Eclection also gained a prominent supporter in DJ John Peel. Released in 1968, their sole, self-titled album is now regarded as a classic of the era and also as a starting point in the careers of Trevor Lucas and Gerry Conway (who formed Fotheringay with Sandy Denny in 1970) and also Georg Kajanus (who would front the 1970s group Sailor).
This expanded edition of “Eclection” has been newly re-mastered from the original Elektra master tapes, features three bonus tracks originally released as singles in 1968 (including the re-make of “Please (MKII) featuring Dorris Henderson on vocals following the departure of Kerrilee Male from the band). The release includes a lavish booklet with rare & previously unseen photographs and liner notes featuring exclusive interviews with Georg Kajanus and Gerry Conway.