IA - BATISTE

Un gran dia + 7″

LP

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Key duo from the catalan folk scene, result of the union between Ia Clua (from “2+1”) and Jordi Batiste (one of the leading forces of Máquina! together with Enric Herrera), after the later one’s return from military service.
“Un Gran Día”.the duo’s first album, was recorded at the end of 1972 with the help of such outstanding musicians as Manel Joseph (ex “2+1”, Ia’s early band)), Joaquín “Max” Suñé (Vértice, Tapimán, Iceberg and a neverending etc ) & Albert Batiste (Musica Dispersa).
The result is an amazing & varied musical tapestry, best heard in the record’s first side, a long suite covering from orchestral folk-pop with some psych leanings (“Un Gran Día”, “Max”) to straight in-your-face hard rock (“Sleeping Rock”) via typical early 70’s prog rock (“Oliba”) or uncathegorisable experiments which defy all rules (“Reprise”) and show perfectly the freaky stage reached by the catalan scene in it’s early years (as a matter of fact, the record is sung in english and catalan…).
A piece of wax which went totally unnoticed when first released in a tiny pressing back in the days (thus becoming a big ticket item in the collector’s market) and which Wah Wah rescues from oblivion thirty years after it’s original release.
Strictly limited to 500 copies – High quality gatefold sleeves reproducing the original artwork from 1972’s first press on Diabolo – Includes insert with liner notes by Fermí Puig – Comes with additional promotional poster and a bonus 7″ EP in full color P/S containing five amazing unreleased demo versions of some of the best tracks on the album – do not miss it!