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Hey, everybody loves The Association! “Along Comes Mary”, “Windy”, “Never My Love”, “Cherish”. Their lush harmonic pop provided an alternative soundtrack to the late ’60s and their string of nine Warner Brothers albums between 1966 and 1971 represent a body of work unsurpassed by their peers. It might be surprising to discover, therefore, that as late as 1972 they were still making top quality music, albeit for a new label, Columbia. Their version of “Darling Be Home Soon” may have failed to crack the US charts after a run of 12 hit singles but it’s probably the best Lovin’ Spoonful cover of them all (and that’s saying something!).

The accompanying album, Waterbeds In Trinidad, was the last long-player cut by the original group and has an undeniable elegiac quality to it. They tackle John Stewart’s “Little Road And A Stone To Roll” and Goffin & King’s “Snow Queen” alongside the usual array of original compositions, mostly composed by returning prodigal son and founder member Jules Alexander. An overlooked jewel in the Association’s crown, it’s about time this album was recognised by a wider audience overlooked gem from these archetypal Californian soft pop legends! Rmastered from the master tapes in the usual breath-taking Rev-Ola style! rand new liner notes by soft pop queen Dawn Eden!

Weight 200 kg


Silent Song Through The Land / Darling Be Home Soon / Midnight Wind / Come The Fall / Kicking The Gong Around / Rainbows Bent / Snow Queen / Indian Wells Woman / Please Don't Go (Round The Bend) / Little Road And A Stone To Roll


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