AEROVONS / RESURRECTION CD

AEROVONS / RESURRECTION CD

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One of those "Wow! I didn't know that existed, but what a find!", type albums. A lost in action masterpiece from 1969, full of Beatles connections and inflections, plus the group's own popsike visions.

Signed by EMI from the demo of their song World of You, the Beatles inspired American band, the Aerovons proceeded to absorb everything around them in late 60's London and particularly Abbey Road studios. They met George Harrison and Paul McCartney, watched the Fab Four record Yer Blues and Sexy Sadie, heard playbacks of Oh Darling! Then they laid down their own material, with the able assistance of engineers Alan Parsons and Geoff Emerick, both with their own Beatles connections.

With songs varying from acoustic ballads to full orchestral productions the album was drenched in typically florid late 60's Abbey Road production sounds. Band leader and album producer, Tom Hartman admits to succumbing to his flair for the dramatic using bytes from the EMI sound effects library rather liberally.

Unintentionally many of the songs bare their influences brightly: Like Her (strong whiff of 'And I Love Her' about It), Resurrection (a retake on 'Across The Universe'), Everything's Alright (which lyrically, vocally, melodically visits 'Getting Better' and stays). Though other songs do show how strong the group were as writers in their own direction with the hook and strings laden World Of You, and the psychedelically vaudevillian Bessy Goodheart. Only two singles were released by Parlophone in 1969, the band returned to St Louis and the album was criminally shelved. With hindsight had the album been released at the proper time the Aerovons would have beaten Badfinger by a year, and could well have stolen their thunder.

This is a lost sixties gem, essential listen for pop-sike fans, full of the Beatles and the Abbey Road sound.

1. WORLD OF YOU 2. RESURRECTION 3. SAY GEORGIA 4. WITH HER 5. QUOTES AND PHOTOS 6. WORDS FROM A SONG 7. BESSY GOODHEART 8. SOMETHING OF YOURS 9. SHE’S NOT DEAD 10. THE YEARS 11. EVERYTHING’S ALRIGHT 12. THE CHILDREN

BONUS TRACKS

13. THE TRAIN (SINGLE A-SIDE) 14. SONG FOR JANE (SINGLE B-SIDE) 15. HERE (UNRELEASED SONG) 16. WORLD OF YOU (DEMO

Product Code (RPM261)
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