Brown, Arthur - Galactic Zoo Dossier (expanded/remastered)
Arthur burst upon the UK scene with his extraordinary stage show and one huge hit single. After his original band, The Crazy World, fell apart, he regroups with Kingdom Come, who released 3 albums, all of which have been quite rare for many years. This was their first, originally unleashed on a unsuspecting public in 1971, and like all of them, is a crazed, chaotic space-rock album that deserves closer attention 30 years later. A fantastic booklet of rare photos and notes, as well as bonus tracks are included.
"I have longed for this album to return in CD format and am amazed at the excellent quality of the recording. The album recording was fabulous and I was concerned that sometimes a CD of an older album (this was released as an album in 1971) is inferior in sound. Not this time! The CD is as strong a recording as the album. The music and structure of this album/CD puts it in the far end of progressive rock where it grew out of psychedelia. But this is not an album to be listening to while dropping acid or cleaning the house. It is an album to listened to with sober and discerning ears and one's mind, the way we listen to Miles Davis or Mozart. Seriously. It is a wonderful album.... But whatever you do, get this CD while it lasts!"-Mitchell Freedman