Apollo - Apollo vinyl lp (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)

SKU 21-MFM 013
Legit, from the master-tapes reissue of this Finnish rarity from 1970. This was drummer Edward Vesala's first band, and he is joined by Harri Saksala-vocals, harmonica, Erero Lupari-guitars, Heimo Holopainen-bass. Since I also hear lots of keyboards/mellotrons, flutes, strings and orchestrations and more, I will assume that the 3 names under the four musicians' names above are guests (that means that Jukka Gustavsson of Wigwam is the keyboardist!).

This very early album - one of the very first - of Finnish progressive, along with Elonkorjuu - is a curious blending of progressive songcraft of the late 60's (Procol Harum, Traffic), bluesy underground rock, and other touches. The vocalist is kind of a bellower, but I still really enjoyed this.

"Apollo's only album from 1969 is considered as a very important landmark in finnish underground music, mainly of two reasons.

First: it was one of the very first albums featuring this brand of music in Finland, and second: it encouraged further bands to create progressive music and to sing in their native tongue.

Musically, Apollo is a typical late Sixties/early Seventies period piece: a great mixture of different styles, ranging from orchestrated ballads to freaked out stuff with lots of fuzz and experimentation.

It's an eccentric album but it never gets boring!

Some members later re-appeared in Kalevala.

This is the first official reissue on vinyl, complete with the original cover artwork."
  • LabelMayfair Music
  • UPC760137647119
Your Price $34.00

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