HOKUS POKE

Earth Harmony (color LP)

LP

SOMMOR

Cat Nº: SOMM077c

UK / IRELAND

32,00 

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COLORED VINYL, 100 HAND-NUMBERED COPIES ONLY!

 

First ever vinyl reissue of this UK prog-psych album from 1971. Recorded at George Martin’s AIR Studios and originally released on the collectable Vertigo label.

 

A great mix of pastoral prog, hard-rock, blues and West Coast/Americana: long tracks, soft vocal harmonies, dual guitar…

 

Hokus Poke formed in London in the late 60s, consisting of Clive Blenkhorn of lead guitar & vocals, Roger Clarke on guitar, Smith Campbell on bass and Jonnie Miles on drums.

 

Managed by Kenny Lynch, they secured a deal with the legendary Vertigo label. “Earth Harmony”, their sole album, was recorded at George Martin’s AIR Studios. Released in 1971, it was housed in a fabulous die-cut sleeve with photos taken by John Kelly, famous for his work on the Beatles “White Album”.

 

*One of the rarest albums on the collectable Vertigo label

 

*Original artwork in gatefold die-cut sleeve

 

*Insert with liner notes by Richard Allen and rare photos

 

“For once, a Vertigo album that’s better than its reputation would suggest” – Giles Hamilton (Galactic Ramble)

 

“…pastoral bluesy prog from the early 70s UK, occupying that comfortable niche somewhere between Humble Pie and Wishbone Ash” – Alex Gitlin

 

RIYL: Wishbone Ash, Traffic, Cream, Pink Floyd, Bronco, Fantasy, Fleetwood Mac…

 

Tracklist:
Side A:
A1. H.P. Boogie – A2. Sunrise Sunset (The Sunset) – A3. Big World Small Girl – A4. Down In the Street
Side B: B1. Hag Rag – B2. Living in Harmony – B3. Time And Space – B4. The Poke

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