Thursday, October 7, 2010

V.A. - Forge Your Own Chains: Heavy Psychedelic Ballads and Dirges 1968-1974

V.A. - Forge Your Own Chains: Psychedelic Ballads and Dirges 1968-1974
(Album: Now-Again Records NA5046)

Tracklist:
01. Top Drawer - Song of a Sinner
02. Sensational Saints - How Great Thou Art
03. East of Underground - Smiling Faces
04. D.R. Hooker - Forge Your Own Chains
05. Shin Jung Hyun and the Men feat. Jang Hyun - Twilight
06. T. Zchiew & The Johnny - Let Your Life Be Free
07. The Strangers [NIG] - Two to Make a Pair
08. Damon - Don't You Feel Me
09. Ellison - Strawberry Rain
10. Morly Grey - Who Can I Say You Are
11. Shadrack Chameleon - Don't Let It Get You Down
12. Ofege - It's Not Easy
13. Ana y Jaime - Nina Nana
14. ???? ?????? - Hajm-e Khaali
15. Baby Grandmothers - Somebody Keeps Calling My Name

Compilation produced, annotated and researched by: EgonLiner notes by: Egon, except for the Ellison entry by Tim Perlich.
Restoration and remastering by Sean C., Traffic Entertainment Group, Boston.Art direction by Matthew Boyd for Way Shape Form.
Description: Subtitled Heavy Psychedelic Ballads and Dirges 1968-1974, this compilation introduces a new direction for Now-Again Records and its owner, Egon. With the same detailed, no-stone-unturned approach he used for deep funk on The Funky 16 Corners and Cold Heat he tackles beat-heavy global psychedelia with Forge Your Own Chains.
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Now-Again�s Foray Into Funky Psychedelia: American gospel, paranoiac soul, loner folk, East-Nigerian fuzz, Thai rock, Iranian ballads and more�.
This compilation introduces a new direction for Now-Again Records and its owner, Stones Throw Records GM, A&R and producer Egon. With the same detailed, no-stone-unturned approach he used for Deep Funk (The Funky 16 Corners, Cold Heat ), he tackles beat-heavy global psychedelia with Forge Your Own Chains.
Forge Your Own Chains showcases music from all corners of the world: Colombia, Nigeria, Sweden, South Korea, Thailand and Iran. The focus � in keeping with Now-Again�s tradition � is on melody, driving rhythms and accessibility. Not one song is included on this compilation because it is from a �rare� album. Certainly, many of these songs do spring from albums that exchange hands for many thousands of dollars. Certainly, many of these songs have never seen reissue. But these songs are all beautiful in their own right and work to form a coherent album.
Psychedelic records, long the mainstay of older, grizzled collectors and seemingly quaint, are, in the hands of Egon and those of his generation, giving up new ghosts. And, with comps like Forge Your Own Chains, inspiring new investigations into our not so distant (and still very much alive) musical past.
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Is it me or has there just been an underwhelming amount of promo for this? I sometimes wonder if people want to sell stuff at all. Egon and Now Again records dig deep in the funky psychedelia...
(PRESS RELEASE) With the same detailed, no-stone-unturned approach he used for deep funk on The Funky 16 Corners and Cold Heat, Egon's Now-Again Records tackles beat-heavy global psychedelia with Forge Your Own Chains. Psychedelic records, long the mainstay of older, grizzled collectors, are giving up new ghosts in the hands of Egon and those of this generation.
Digipak CD package includes 40-page full color booklet with detailed liner notes, annotation, photos and ephemera. Gatefold 2/LP includes all liner notes.
Physical purchase comes with the bonus 7-inch single Forge Your Own Chains 45, by Guilty Simpson, Oh No, J.Rocc and Egon, while supplies last.
~ from Internet .

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