Eela Craig - Eela Craig (expanded)

SKU 18-GOD 019
The first, very rare album by this well known Austrian sextet (vocals, piano/organ, guitar, flute/sax, bass & drums) was almost totally unknown until this reissue; most people think that their 1976 release "One Nighter" is their first. But this 1971 mega-rarity actually is. It is "an independent mixture of psychedelic, progressive rock, classical music, electronics, jazz & blues with highly artistic demands." This definitive reissue includes a history of the band, rare photos, and four bonus tracks. At times reminiscent of early Tull, Colosseum and even Crimson.

"In the beginning of the seventies, the Austrian band Eela Craig performed pure progressive rock what their self-titled debut skillfully demonstrates. The five follow-up albums saw a change into a different direction and became a bit shallow. The first two bonus tracks are excerpts from "Dimensionen zwischen Pop und Klassik" ("Dimensions between pop and classical music"). It was written by Dr. Alfred Peschek and performed by Eela Craig with orchestra in 1972 and broadcasted by the ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk, Austrian radio) but never officially released on CD. The full colored 32 pages strong booklet contains, as usual in this series, a comprehensive band history as well as a discography and numerous pictures from Eela Craig’s beginnings."
  • LabelGarden of Delights
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