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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band : The Mirror Man Sessions 1999


Don Vliet ( Captain Beefheart ) was born January 15, 1941 in Glendale, California .
During his teen years in Lancaster, California, Van Vliet acquired an eclectic musical taste and formed "a mutually useful but volatile" friendship with Frank Zappa, with whom he sporadically competed and collaborated.



In their original incarnation, the Magic Band were a blues-rock outfit who became staples of the teen-dance circuit; they quickly signed to A&M Records, where the success of the single "Diddy Wah Diddy" earned them the opportunity to record a full-length album.

Mirror Man is the fifth studio album by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band. It contains material which was recorded in 1967 for Buddah Records, and which was originally intended for release as part of an abandoned project entitled It Comes to You in a Plain Brown Wrapper.
The album is dominated by three long, blues-rooted jams featuring uncharacteristically sparse lyrical accompaniment from Beefheart. A fourth tune, the eight-minute "Kandy Korn", is an earlier version of a track that appears on Strictly Personal. In 1999, Buddha Records issued an expanded version of the album entitled The Mirror Man Sessions, which features five additional tracks taken from the abandoned tapes.



The Mirror Man Sessions

In 1999, Buddha Records (which had renamed itself to correct the earlier misspelling, 'Buddah') reissued the album under the title The Mirror Man Sessions, which was released with a newly expanded track list and a 12-page booklet explaining the history of the recordings. The additional tracks included on this release are also taken from the abandoned Brown Wrapper sessions, and thus yield a track listing which is somewhat closer to the original concept.
(Wiki)


Tracks

1. Tarotplane – 19:08
2. 25th Century Quaker – 9:50
3. Mirror Man – 15:46
4. Kandy Korn – 8:06
5. Trust Us (Take 6) – 7:14
6. Safe as Milk (Take 12) – 5:00
7. Beatle Bones n' Smokin' Stones – 3:11
8. Moody Liz (Take 8) – 4:32
9. Gimme Dat Harp Boy – 3:32



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2 comments:

  1. Μεγαλη μουσικη μορφη και τεραστιος καλλιτεχνης....Ας ειναι ελαφρυ το χωμα και ας αναπαυτει εν ειρηνη.......

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  2. παρεπιπτόντως, μόλις πέθανε στις 17 δεκέμβρυ (2010), δύο μέρες πριν την ανάρτηση σου, τι συμπτώσεις και αυτές...

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