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Cat Nº: RFR028



This release is the second of World In Sound’s Dragonwyck trilogy. The group from Cleveland was one of the most promising bands from the early 70’s in that area. After their first legendary 1970 heavy-psych album (wis-1023) the keyboardist changed, and the band left their garagy Doors influences to create their own sound. The music on these well produced stereo-recordings exists only on acetate (5 copies), and drifted more into the British vein of progressive rock, like King Crimson, Pink Floyd or Yes, but also reflects US-Westcoast feeling like “It’s a Beautiful Day”. By 1972 Dragonwyck was performing Moody Blues’ complete “Days of Future Passed” live on stage, which turned out extremely well, so this is for sure the strongest note you’ll recognize. The 10 original cuts are intense and very unique with strong melodies/vocals, heavy guitar solos and an extreme variety of keyboard and vocal sounds – an awesome mix of heavy underground rock with classical chamber-music style/elements. Included you’ll find a bonus 45’record (with pic. sleeve) which was released in 1974, also a poster with a bio, authentic press-releases and cool photos, remastered from the original mastertapes – One of the finest unreleased American progressive-psychedelic hippie-art rock-albums – truly a masterpiece in originality, creativity and musicianship! (180g vinyl, heavy sleeve, bonus 45/rpm record)