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Artist: MANY BRIGHT THINGS
Title: Many Bright Friends
Format: LP
Label: Gates Of Dawn
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"The idea of the Supersession album dates back to 1968 with Al Koopers LP with Michael Bloomfield and Steve Stills. Fast forward thirty-seven years to the new album by Many Bright Things. It opens with the twenty-second title track, followed by the twenty-minute centerpiece: The Paul Butterfield Bands John Coltrane/Ravi Shankar-inspired masterpiece, East West. Across its twenty minutes and forty-four seconds no fewer that FIVE guitarists step into the center ring with solos that begin with Larry Demyer (Windopane) and include back-to-back fiery electric sermons by Nick Saloman (Bevis Frond) and Al Simones. The Silver Witch is written and performed by Alisha Sufit (Magic Carpet) accompanied by Frank DeFina on a beautiful Stephen Gilchrist F-5 mandolin. We think this song opens the second side of the vinyl as nicely as Within You Without You opened side two of Sgt. Pepper. Alishas voice reminds us of our dreams of angels. A tamboura drone and tabla accompaniment (by Paul Tescher) are the foundation for Minor Parade for 18 Strings and a duet between Stan Denskis acoustic 12-string Guild guitar and Paul Majors lead electric. Stan Denski & Larry Demyer play guitars, David Tufty Clough (Zero Boys) adds bass and Lon Paul (Marmoset) adds percussion, all of which form the ground upon which Jello Biafra (The Dead Kennedys) improvises observations on rare psychedelic music on I Am Not a Collector Potato! We guarantee youve never heard anything quite like this. The CD adds the ambient bonus track There Will Be a Slight Delay." - Gates Of Dawn. CD also available.

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