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on 14 December 2013
I have always been slightly luke-warm about the Strawberry Alarm Clock. They struck me as being a little too on the easy listening side of things to really cut it. I have to say that this release has caused me to re-think my position.
The sound on this disc is superb. I had a compilation of SAC on another cd and this blows it away for clarity. And when the sound is this good all of the layers in the music come through. It is incredibly beautiful to hear. The harmonies (5 part) are superb. The musicianship is top quality and the tunes shine.
There is no doubt that SAC are on the mellow side of psychedelia (veering towards the Association at times) but even so they have a kind of hallucinatory beauty that elevates them above many other pretenders.
This disc is pretty much definitive.