Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Birmingham Sunday - A Message From Birmingham Sunday (1968) 1998 Flac

Birmingham Sunday was a band from Nevada that consisted of Ward Johns, Debbie Parks, John Kvam, Jean Heim, Joe LaChew and Phil Gustafson. Although not much is known about the band and its members, A Message from Birmingham Sunday
was originally released as a test pressing in 1968 on the All American Record label. The band play a variety of styles but the music on this album is mainly a folk based psychedelic pop sound with strong vocal harmonies. The singers alternate between male and female vocal leads with a wall of sound background that contains guitars, wind instruments, swirling organ and synthesizer. The entire album only clocks in at just more than 27 minutes but it is an enjoyable piece of late 60's psychedelia. The CD itself is housed in an impressive digipack but the only drawback on packaging is the lack of detailed liner notes and information on the band. The overall sound quality is good but there seems to be some sound fading on a couple of songs perhaps due to the quality of the master tapes. Despite some minor drawbacks it is nice to see such a rare album finally receiving a legitimate release. (

I stumbled over Birmingham Sunday at visiting a friend at his home. Since that day i love this album.
If you want to know more about the band search the internet. You can find a lot info about the band. I don't understand why allmusic writes that there is not much known of the band...? Anyway if you like sunshine pop with folk and a little rock influences, grab it.
           Frank  Flac

oops...sorry i forgot the link! Hope it works now.

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