Sunday, 5 February 2017

Kaleidoscope - White Faced Lady 1970 (1990) Flac


White Faced Lady is an album by UK band Kaleidoscope (who by this time were calling themselves Fairfield Parlour). It is a concept album that tells the story of a pale-skinned girl named Angel, from her troubled youth to her sudden rise to fame as a movie star to her tragic decline and untimely death. Reportedly, it was inspired by the life of Marilyn Monroe, and indeed the final track name-checks Marilyn and Arthur Miller. As a rock opera, it follows the example of The Pretty Things' S. F. Sorrow rather than The Who's Tommy, with the liner notes telling the complete story and the songs expounding on key events. Many of the songs are tied together by brief musical segues.
The band worked on the album privately from 1970 to 1971. They had a deal in place to deliver the finished album to a record label for distribution, but the deal suddenly dissolved. The album went unreleased until 1991, when it was released by the band's own The Kaleidoscope Record Company (KRC 001 CD). (excerpts by wiki)

I'm a big fan of the band and this is (imho) a real underrated work. This is a cocktail of psychedelic pop, folk and a little prog. If you don't know the british Kaleidoscope give 'em a try. Really wonderful songs here. Sometimes i curse my bad english because i can't describe how good a particular record is. Anyway, grab it it's fine.
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appendix: This is the japan remaster by 1990.

6 comments:

  1. Can you re-up this? Thanks

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    1. Hola Lon, link comes in a few minutes!
      Kind regards
      Frank

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    2. Hola Frank,
      Where's the new link? Just wondering.
      I dig your site, mucho!

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    3. Sorry Lon, the link comes in a few minutes :-)!
      Frank

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    4. Hola Lon, NOW the link is up!
      Frank

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