Mustardseed (Spectrum  LPS 3501)  1971

 

 Mustardseed

Here’s a weird one. Comes in a plain white cover with a psychedelic chartreuse bumper sticker bearing the band’s name. I’ve listened to this one multiple times and I’m still not sure what to make of it. I think I like it. Not quite sure how to describe it either. There are some simple acoustic ballads, melodic rock with low-key psychy organ, pop horns on a couple tunes, an unusual psychedelic moody piece with wah-wah electric, trumpet, and reverbed vocals. ‘Free People’ has a nice Doors-ish organ solo (sort of a poor man’s ‘Light My Fire’) and a brief token drum solo that all hip albums from this period were required to have. Has flashes of brilliance and edge that hearken to the “biggies” that sell in the 3-digit figures, but overall it’s not quite up there with the rest. Well produced. See also Joyful And Triumphant.    (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

This one was on the Heavenly Grooves Site.

 

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1All Keyed Up
1-2Together
1-3Mary Mary
1-4New Life
1-5Eyes Of Jesus
2-1Shepperd Song
2-2It's Easy
2-3What Do You Do
2-4I Know The Feelin'
2-5Free People

 

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