Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Stackridge - Stackridge (1971) (Vinyl, Lossless)

Year: 1971 (LP 1971)
Label: MCA Records (UK), MDKS 8002
Style: Classic Rock
Country: UK
Time: 50:38
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 315 Mb

Stackridge is the 1971 debut album by the English group Stackridge. It was one of the first releases on the MCA Records label in the U.K. It first appeared on CD in 1997. The Stackridge style is rather hard to categorize. According to the liner notes of the Demon Records CD the group claimed a wide range of influences including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Frank Zappa, Syd Barrett, Robin Williamson, The Marx Brothers, Flanders and Swan, Bing Crosby, Tom Lehrer, Gilbert & Sullivan, Frederick Delius, J.S. Bach and Igor Stravinsky.
The album contains the original version of "Slark" which was later re-recorded in a much shorter version for a single. "Slark" was the highlight of many concerts, combining folk and progressive rock elements to create the first Stackridge epic.
"Dora the Female Explorer" was the only single released from the album and sounds like it must have been the inspiration for the children's television show Dora the Explorer. The real reason for the similarity in title is not fully known. Lyricists Andy Cresswell-Davis and James Warren had hoped to adapt six of the album's songs into a cartoon-book for children but, unfortunately, the project was never completed.
Matrix Side A: 7-LNMG-242-2L, Side B: 7-LNMG-243-2L

01. A1 Grande Piano (03:22)
02. A2 Percy The Penguin (03:41)
03. A3 The Three Legged Table (06:52)
04. A4 Dora The Female Explorer (03:48)
05. A5 Essence Of Porphyry (08:06)
06. B1 Marigold Conjunction (05:03)
07. B2 32 West Mall (02:24)
08. B3 Marzo Plod (03:08)
09. B4 Slark (14:10)

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