Two collectable albums (68/69) by this late Sixties US band on one CD. Some nice psychedelic touches vcan be found on these two fine psychy/rock/pop albums that have a varied and enthralling countercultural slant. Fuzz guitars and keyboards combine to create a sound not too dissimilar to Tangerine Zoo but with an added Anglophile psych pop vibe. Reversable sleeve that displays both original covers.
For an album that's becoming a minor collectable, remarkably little is known about Rainbow Press. This the first album itself is excellent late '60s U.S. soft rock with more than just a touch of psychedelia about it. The ten well-crafted songs are all original, and are delivered smoothly by a tight 6-piece band dominated by Groff's superb vocals. The album's name and the eponymous track are as close as we get to political posturing, which is a great relief as the lack of prosletising let's the strength of the song writing and the band's performance shine through. There are loads of tight vocal harmonies, and plenty of fuzz guitar liberally dispensed throughout this polished and very enjoyable record. Highly recommended.
(Info by: CGR)
01 - Step Aboard - 3.12 02 - A Simple Way - 2.35 03 - Cyclic Epic - 4.13 04 - Better Way - 2.40 05 - The Girl Cannot Love - 4.52 06 - ThereВґs A War On - 4.16 07 - Lightning Streak - 2.43 08 - IВґve Found Someone - 3.15 09 - Our CountryВґs Still OK - 3.54 10 - No One Follows The Daytime - 3.41 11 - Sightseeing - 3.17 12 - Great White Whale - 2.37 13 - The Lost Platoon - 4.32 14 - IВґll Cry Instead - 3.34 15 - You Warmed Up - 3.46 16 - As I Went Out One Morning - 3.43 17 - Have You Ever - 3.06 18 - Sing Your Song - 3.20 19 - Definitions - 4.02 20 - SmittyВґs Rainfall - 3.33