Ill Wind - Flashes (expanded) 2 x CDs (Mega Blowout Sale)

SKU 23-SBR 5065
“From Boston, but light years away from the excesses of the notorious Bosstown sound , Ill Wind are revered as one of America s best late 60s underground bands.
Mixing taut acid rock with gorgeous ballads, and featuring outstanding guitar interplay and the beautiful vocals of Connie Devanney, Flashes is rightly regarded as one of the key artefacts of US psychedelia.
Originally issued in the summer of 1968, and much bootlegged since, Sunbeam is delighted to announce its first proper reissue, prepared with the band s full participation. The original album is accompanied by a second disc containing a plethora of superb contemporary bonus material, as well as a booklet featuring rare photographs and historical notes by the band s founder and lead guitarist Ken Frankel, making the package truly essential for psych fans.”

“West-Coasty hippie-psycher that has to rank as one of the best Airplane epigons from anywhere, with a solid rocking backbone most of their competition lacks great fluid guitar jams.”-The Acid Archives

“A fine album, whose sound is moulded by Conny Devanney’s crystal-clear vocals. Strongly recommended.”-Fuzz, Acid & Flowers

“A real gem from the end of the 60s - musicians and composers of great talent and skills. At the same time another ill-fated act, ruined by record industry, which otherwise should be on the very top - I don't think that my humble opinion counts, but "Ill Wind" is far superior to "Jefferson Airplane" (I am a lawful admirer of "Jefferson", but "Wind" is still better in many aspects).
Ill Wind was gigging non-stop in the college circuit and built a solid following, finally becoming a resident act in "Boston Tea Party" (which was New England's response to the rock shrine of "Fillmore" in San Francisco). They recorded few demos for Capitol (before being dropped by the label) and ended up signed by ABC.
In 1968 "Ill Wind" had played with the wide range of top musicians from Chuck Berry to The Who, thus there were many fans waiting for their debut album - which was promptly delayed by label, misproduced, artwork ruined, and the label didn't manufacture enough copies to satisfy the demand.
This is an oustanding legitimate re-issue by "Sunbeam" on 2 CDs, featuring 9 original songs recorded in 1968 starting with bluegrass ballad "Walkin' and Singin'" and erupting into psychedelic mini-symphony "People of the Night". The second CD has 15 tracks recorded in 1966 and 1967, including the Capitol demos, plus 5 songs recorded in 1968. The set comes with an excellent well-researched booklet and rare photos.
So, all in all, it is a real collector's item offered for peanuts.”-Golovanov Alexey
  • LabelSunbeam
  • UPC5051135101525
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