Next to The Hep Stars, Tages (pronounced tah-gez)
were Sweden s biggest band in the 60s truly as big as
Hipper than the competition, they were always
evolving and musically sensitive to the changing times.
Originally released in 1967, Studio was their fifth
album. It became Sweden s very-own Sergeant Pepper.
Instead of drawing on the music of India though, they
found inspiration in traditional Swedish music this
psychedelia has a unique slant.
Never before released outside Sweden, RPM
International s special issue of Studio supplements the
rare original album with all the non-album singles they
recorded in its wake. Of these, Fantasy Island is worldclass
pop psychedelia, as classy as The Hollies' efforts in
this area. Halcyon Days was specially written for them
by Peter Frampton (then in The Herd).
Fans of psychedelia will finally have the chance to hear
this landmark album. Accessible and tuneful, yet freaky
and psychedelic too, the adventurous and melody-filled
Studio is a must for anyone with even a passing interest
in music of the era.
The booklet will include an exclusive interview with
Tages' songwriter Göran Lagerberg.