Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new re-mastered and expanded edition of the legendary album Local Anaesthetic, recorded by the UK band Nirvana in November 1970.
Originally issued on the Vertigo label in 1971, Local Anaesthetic was the first album to be issued under the Nirvana name to feature writer, vocalist & producer Patrick Campbell Lyons in sole charge of a recording project, following the amicable departure of writing partner Alex Spyropoulos some months before, following a trio of innovative Nirvana albums for Island Records & Pye Records and a UK hit single in the song ‘Rainbow Chaser’.
Local Anaesthetic saw Campbell Lyons take a more “progressive” direction, with the album comprising two side long suites which featured guest contributions from saxophonist Mel Collins (King Crimson) and the band Jade Warrior among others.
Original vinyl copies of the album now attain vast sums at auction, making this Esoteric Recordings edition most welcome.
The reissue has been newly remastered from the original Vertigo master tapes and includes two bonus tracks (taken from a rare 1971 single) which appear on CD for the first time. The booklet features an essay by Malcolm Dome with an exclusive interview with Patrick Campbell Lyons.