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Tottaly Fuzzy. Use this e-mail for contact rockanthology gmail. John Paul Jones - Zooma flac Dr. My favorite bikers www. My favorite pub www. My favorite festival www. Sometime 4. Maybe My Mind With Egg 5. The Come On 6. Terror In My Soul 7. Travelling Shoes 8. Winter 9. This amazing thing about the Archives is that you get a fair amount of albums in all sub- genres that rank from the strangeobscure all the way to the frankly bizarre. And all genre consideredone of the more bizarre is the aptly titled debut from this trio.

This record dates from 69 on the great progressive label Harvest and is a perfect example almost a textbook case of acid-folk but with such a twist of bizarre that it must rank into the folk-prog sub-genrewhich has its own share of bizarrerie. Wrapped in a superb psych drawing a bit in the style of Beatles 's Yellow Submarine gatefold sleeve with a no-less Little IanRock Jah Can Count On I inside artworkthis uncanny and baroque oeuvre is really a lost gem, one of those rare 24 carrat stuff that only comes so often.

The opening track is a hard to classify track meandering between a few styles even developping for a few second into the Greensleeves themebut staus unfocused enough to destabilize the unwarned listenerbut if experienced enough to get him ready for what comes up next. After the album's release, Nigel Phillipspossibly because of a reluctance to "go electric" with a bass and drums line-up, decided Strong Souls Featuring Twanna X Sensual Lets Work leave the group.

The group then went down to London to record their next album. Session musicians Pat Donaldson bass and Gerry Conway drums were hired to play on the second album as they had a history of playing with similar kinds of bands.

Pete agreed to join the group Tea Symphony An Asylum For The Musically Insane a full-time member and was present at the final mixing of the second album. Issued init followed a spoken narrative with progressive-sounding music as the story James Booker Classified a fictional character from the West Indies.

It has a bluegrass or country style guitar, paired with a lively flute. The kazoo I think it is solo adds a bit of humor to the song. One of my favorites on the album. The vocals have a ton of vibrato, making them stand out the most in this song.

It is slightly reminiscent of Comus's First Utterance. The end Tea Symphony An Asylum For The Musically Insane the track has humorous piano and singing. The syncopation from the percussion makes the song catchy. Nice guitar. The percussion gives the song a bouncy feel, while also making it sound a bit primitive. The winds solo is interesting. It is reminiscent of more popular music from the time. The piano is nice. This track is very Comus-like.

The vocals remind me of "Drip, Drip". The flute livens Tea Symphony An Asylum For The Musically Insane up. Around is my favorite part, aside from the piano opening.

Not one of the best tracks on the album. It is very similar to the traditional prog folk bands like Fairport Convention, with the exception of the wind solos between verses. After that, it is a slow blues bit of just vocals and piano. It then switches Lovebirds Feat Stee Downes Want You In My Soul a very jazzy piano solo. Hats off to Nigel Phillips for that.


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  1. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for An Asylum for the Musically Insane - Tea & Symphony on AllMusic -
  2. Tea And Symphony’s debut An Asylum For The Musically Insane, was an enchanting, if self-indulgent collection, but its period-piece madness was sadly jettisoned for the more formal follow-up, Jo Sago.
  3. Sep 11,  · Tea and Symphony boasted unique mostly acoustic sound and their singularity is excellently preserved to this day on An Asylum for the Musically Insane. The album title brilliantly conveys the quality of the band's music ideas and I must add that their music is also greatly refined and full of delicate harmonies/5(8).
  4. An Asylum For The Musically Insane is a music studio album recording by TEA AND SYMPHONY (Prog Folk/Progressive Rock) released in on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette/5.
  5. Oct 21,  · View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of An Asylum For The Musically Insane on Discogs/5(24).
  6. An Asylum For The Musically Insane Tea And Symphony Prog Folk Review by Concentration Moon This interesting album is certainly for the musically insane (in a good way).
  7. Jan 05,  · An Asylum for the Musically Insane, an Album by Tea and Symphony. Released in on Esoteric (catalog no. ECLEC; CD). Genres: Psychedelic Folk, Psychedelic Rock.
  8. Tea and Symphony. Tea and Symphony was a British musical group of the late s and early s whose style may be described as "progressive folk". From Birmingham, they recorded two albums for Harvest Records, had one track, "Maybe My Mind (With Egg)", included on the Harvest sampler Picnic - A Breath of Fresh Air.
  9. Biography by AllMusic. Formed in Birmingham, England, this adventurous ensemble was part of the city’s Big Bear management stable. Although Tea And Symphony originally comprised James Langston (vocals, guitar), Jeff Daw (guitar) Read Full Biography.

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