Producer and composer Curt Boettcher
was among the principal architects of the sunshine pop sound of the
mid-'60s, his harmony laden, melody rich approach gracing the Top Ten
hits of the Association as well as his own projects, including Sagittarius and the Millennium.Born and raised in Wisconsin, he began his career as a folksinger, co-founding the GoldeBriars in 1962; the group's self-titled debut album appeared on Epic two years later. Although the GoldeBriars' complex harmonies anticipated the style of Boettcher's subsequent work, the foursome dissolved after a second LP, Straight Ahead; he then turned to studio work, in 1966 arranging the Association's breakthrough hit "Along Comes Mary." The chart-topping "Cherish" followed and Boettcher also produced the band's debut album And Then, Along Comes the Association; however, the collaboration soon ended and in between producing material for Tommy Roe, Boettcher turned his focus to his own group the Ballroom,
recording a long-unreleased LP which finally saw release three decades
later on Rev-Ola under the title Preparing for the Millennium.
Boettcher then signed on with producer Gary Usher's studio supergroup Sagittarius; 1967's Present Tense also featured contributions from the Beach Boys' Bruce Johnston and Glen Campbell, the latter assuming lead vocals on the classic "My World Fell Down." While recording Present Tense, Boettcher formed the Millennium, which issued its sole album Begin
-- the product of what was then the most costly recording session in
the history of Columbia Records -- in 1968. After the record's
commercial failure, he returned to studio work. 1973 he issued a solo album called 'There's An Innocent Face'. Boettcher passed away in 1987 at the age of 43.
All of the mentioned artists are gathered here in the box and a lot more. This are two parts with 149 tracks. Hope you have a lot of fun with this Box of great 'Sunshinepsychedelicbaroquepop'.