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Artist: TONY, CARO & JOHN
Title: Blue Clouds
Format: LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Fans of the classic 1972 acid folk LP All On The First Day by Tony Caro & John rejoice! Yes, if you have one of the hundred or so copies of the original UK private press (with the hand-spray-painted cover, then you are probably a millionaire), or you purchased the ultra-limited Shadoks label reissue with EP in 2001, or the Gaarden records reissue of said reissue (if not, pressing two is still available, folks), there is still more! Drag City Records, Gaarden Records, and Galactic Zoo Disk have united forces to bring you Blue Clouds, a collection of the bands outtakes, rarities and live recordings spanning 1972 --1977. There are full band head-rockers here as well as quiet, stripped down home recordings-- plus a little drum machine sprinkled among the folky whimsy. Even casual fans of 60s psychedelic folkiness will enjoy this odds and sods compilation, as it stands up as a great lost album (do we even need mention that the trendy popsters Beach House ripped off a tune from TCJs Tony Dore? ah, probably not) and certainly serious fans of English pastoral folk like Incredible String Band, Bert Jansch, Left-Handed Marriage, The Holyground collective, Dr. Strangely Strange, Forest, etc. will need to grip this fast." - Drag City.

Artist: TONY, CARO & JOHN
Title: All On The First Day
Format: LP
Label: Gaarden
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"A reissue of the obscure yet classic psych folk gem All On The First Day by TONY CARO AND JOHN. Originally released in 1972, this album was somehow buried in the "stuff drawer" of time to be recently rediscovered by those inclined to look. The band was featured on the British Love Peace & Poetry LP and had Baltimore group Beach House cover their "Snowdon Song" on their debut album (re-titling it "Lovelier Girl"). Somewhere between the whimsy of The Incredible String Band and the stark beauty of Vashti Bunyan lie Tony Caro and John." -Gaarden
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Artist: TONY, CARO & JOHN
Title: All On the First Day
Format: LP & CD
Label: Tapete
Country: Germany
Price: $29.00
"Tapete present Tony, Caro, and Johns All On The First Day, originally released in 1972. Although theyve achieved much of it in recent years, it was never for appreciation that Tony, Caro, and John came to record All On The First Day. The group instead formed serendipitously in the early 1970s through musical appreciation, DIY sensibilities, and an "all goes" mentality. It was here within the walls of the band that they were able to provide homecoming for a group of likeminded friends and cohorts during a rapidly changing cultural climate in London. The first pressing of All On The First Day was a small run of 100 spray-painted copies that one could only find in the small theaters and London flats in which the band performed. The album was self-produced, with group member John behind the board as the technical director to their eclectic and experimental songwriting approach. Tony & Caros voices are the leading hand through the groups nomadic and shifting song-scape; singing tales of love, youth, and political confusion at a time when the very concept of personal identity was expanding beyond anything it had ever been in prior. While contemporaries such as The Incredible String Band, The Pentangle, and Pearls Before Swinewere garnering international recognition and categorization at that time; Tony, Caro, and John evaded being confined to any particular set of expectations or aesthetics. Their songs move fluidly between ballads, protest songs, experimental story-tellings, and free-flowing group jams. Once approached by a label to release their music on a larger scale, they refused due to the labels suggestions for them to move in a specific direction with their music. The ethics and approach of the group pre-dates the DIY and punk ethos of the late 70s, 80s, and 90s, yet hits a similar nerve. Its not surprising that many years after All On The First Daymade its journey into the underground a group such as Beach House, which was also formed within a DIY community ethos, covered "Snowdon Song", renaming it "Lovelier Girl" and placing it as a centerpiece on their self-titled album (2006). All On The First Day is a cult-classic; a flagship for any group who want to come together to create a sonic habitat." - Tapete.

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