Third Ear Band - Druid One : Live at Essen Pop & Blues Festival 1970 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-MIG 03121
Glen Sweeney – hand drums
Paul Minns – oboe
Richard Coff – violin
Ursula Smith – cello

T he Third Ear Band were a late 60's/mid 70's quartet who were fixtures at ALL the festivals & who used hand drums, oboe, violin/viola & cello to make a mostly improvised, dark, pagan & medieval-influenced, acoustic music that sounded like no one but themselves. The only thing that comes close to their sound is some small bits of the early Univers Zero records.
They called themselves "electric acid raga music", and that's a fine description. This is a newly discovered, professionally recorded, live release from the Essen Pop & Blues Festival in 1970!
Definitely on the oddball side of things but I loved them and I still do. This set of music is very highly original and very highly recommended!

“On April 24, 1970, the Third Ear Band performed at the 2nd Essen Pop & Blues Festival. For some reason, they did not appear on the official poster for the event or in the festival program. The line-up was packed with acts like The Flock, Ekseption, Rhinocerous, The Groundhogs, It's A Beautiful Day and the still unknown Black Sabbath, who had just released their first album.
The Essen concert in the quartet line-up with Sweeney on drums, Minns on oboe, Coff on violin and Smith on cello took place just a few weeks before the release of the second album, which fans know as "Elements", although it is simply called "Third Ear Band" and was released in June 1970.”
  • LabelMade In Germany
  • UPC885513031211
Your Price $30.00

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