You may hear the track "Elusive Butterfly," and think it belongs to some crazy dream you had long ago, but you were not dreaming. The track was disc jockey Scott Muni's theme song starting in late 1967 on WNEW FM, the new groove, in Metromedia stereo
"We ask you to listen today especially to the words.......these...are the thoughts of the writers, and their stories of being in love," Muni said, during those unscripted first few weeks at the progressive station, before cracking into "Elusive Butterfly." How cool it must have been. The track's soft, beautiful orchestrations fit perfectly into 1967 FM, right before the inferno of 1968 made rock, and America, a much harder place.
Most of the work on this CD, much arranged by Jack Nitzsche, has the same feel. This is folk with subtle arrangements--delicate textures for Lind's soft spoken, sincere voice to float over. This type of music, handled in this way, has all but disappeared, and you probably won't know about Bob Lind unless you were there so long ago, or, like me--an old fart but not THAT old-- buy a LOT of records.
But you should hear him. It is nice to know there was a time when music --and FM radio-- was like this. It can never be again, but for the moment you shut your eyes and play Bob Lind