Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Sunshine/Baroque/Popsike: Margo Guryan - 25 Demos (Anthology) Flac & mp3
As a companion to Oglio's excellent reissue of Margo Guryan's sole album, 1968's Take a Picture, 25 Demos is useful primarily to die-hard fans, the musical equivalent of the "suggested outside reading" list in AP English classes: potentially enlightening, but not at all essential. Hearing Guryan's own demos of excellent songs like "Think of Rain" and "Sunday Morning" is interesting on the trainspotter level, because it becomes possible to see how much of the better-known versions was there from the beginning. It's also nice to hear previously unknown songs like the delicate acoustic folk-rock of "Most of My Life" and the playful, electric piano-driven "I'd Like to See the Bad Guys Win," which by itself shows why no less a songwriting talent than Harry Nilsson was a fan of Guryan.
To me it's not ''strictly for the fans'',to me it's a treat for everybody with an open mind and two open ears.
SB1 Flac part1 & Flac part2 - mp3@320