Singles And EpsWorld Psychedelia
WPC 6 8490 CD
***A collection of rare singles and EP tracks from this Portuguese pop group featuring JOSE CID (widely renowned in mellotron and progressive music circles). Recorded between 1967 and 1971, the album features fifteen tracks of delicious melodic pop/psychedelia that leads off with the band’s striking debut single “A Lenda De El-Rei D. Sebastiao” from 1967, a song which changed the course of pop music in Portugal. Also included are the band’s two English language songs “Ode to the Beatles” and “Back to the Country.” The Beatles were obviously a very big influence on the band, which is evident in everything from melodic construction of the songs to their use of backward tape effects, instrumentation, string arrangements, etc. Packaged with biographical notes.