OPHIUCUS - OPHIUCUS

OPHIUCUS - OPHIUCUS

LP (12"/10" Album)

Login for pricing & ordering.

 

Label: WAH WAH

Release date: 15/05/2011

Barcode: 4040824081898

Catalog no.: LPS0000100

Item ID: 355616

Ophiucus released their debut LP in 1972. It is one of the masterpieces of French psychedelic/progressive/folk music, and members of the band included Jean-Pierre Pouret -who had recorded with Sylvie Vartan, Antoine and Herbert Leonard a.o.; brothers Alain and Bernard Labacci (a.k.a. Tom & Jerry - they even supported Jimi Hendrix on a TV appearance) and Michel Bonnecarrere, who had founded the band Zoo. The sound production is amazing, as it used to be with French albums of that era, basing its strengh on acoustic guitars and vocal harmonies, but not refusing to add subtle layers of electric arrangements, even featuring a couple of totally electric Hendrix-influenced songs ('Djarbouka' should become a classic among those dee-jaying at heavy psych parties from now on!). And the band's performance is top level! This amazing album was even planned for an international release and looking for that they even produced a version of it with English lyrics (which can be found on the bonus tracks of the currently available CD release by Lion Productions), but we are sticking to the original release, with the original French-sung versions of the songs, and respecting the beautiful original artwork. It is reissued on vinyl for the first time since its original release, mastered from the original tapes and featuring an insert with liner notes. In a limited edition of only 500 copies.

Also available: OPHIUCUS (CD).

Ordering

Are you a private user? Order this item through our mailorder.

Are you a business user? Please login to add items to your basket.

More OPHIUCUS...


OPHIUCUS - OPHIUCUS

OPHIUCUS - OPHIUCUS

Ophiucus may be the name of an obscure constellation, but it's also the name of a French band that recorded an exceptional album in 1972 for the Barclay label. All the members of the band had already enjoyed ample success in music before musician/actor Emmanuel Booz brought ... read more »

 

 

More on the WAH WAH label...


KUHN, ROLF & JOACHIM - BLOODY ROCKERS

KUHN, ROLF & JOACHIM - BLOODY ROCKERS

Recorded during the same sessions as the Mad Rockers LP, with the same musicians, Bloody Rockers features more free jazz meets rock explorations by the Kuhn's and Co., plus a couple of incredibly groovy floorkillers. The album was only released in France back in 1969 and ... read more »

 

ATHENIANS - STEPPIN' OUT WITH THE ATHENIANS

ATHENIANS - STEPPIN' OUT WITH THE ATHENIANS

Available on vinyl, this compilation collects all the singles of Edinburgh-based '60s beat-mod-r&b heroes The Athenians and adds previously unreleased recordings from surviving acetates. Genre fans will be delighted!

 

KATCH 22 - IT'S SOFT ROCK AND ALL SORTS

KATCH 22 - IT'S SOFT ROCK AND ALL SORTS

SPECIAL OFFER! Another hidden gem from the Saga budget catalogue is unearthed. Katch 22 were a bunch of young boys that produced the UK answer to the US soft-rock scene. It is ironic that a UK band can be so influenced by those US bands that were most highly under the ... read more »

 

ICTUS - ICTUS

ICTUS - ICTUS

Housed in a gatefold sleeve and pressed in an edition of 500 copies, here's a superb reissue of a 1974 free-form avantgarde jazz LP. ICTUS was formed by drummer, flutist, synth player and vocalist Andrea Centazzo (known from Elektrictus), Armando Battiston (keyboards) and ... read more »

 

POPP, ANDRÉ - LE COEUR EN FETE

POPP, ANDRÉ - LE COEUR EN FETE

As you may know, André Popp is one of the most prominent musicians/conductors/arrangers from France. Originally released in 1972 on the AZ label, Le coeur en fête, an amazing masterpiece of groovy jazz funk / easy listening / progressive pop sounds featuring ... read more »

 

LIGHTMAN, AARON - AARON LIGHTMAN

LIGHTMAN, AARON - AARON LIGHTMAN

This amazing LP from 1969 is one of the most beautiful hidden gems in the field of pop arranged singer-songwriters. Originally issued on Poppy Records, home of psych heads The Mandrake Memorial among others, Lightman's deserves to be discovered by all the fans of the soft ... read more »

 

 


Clear Spot - clearspot.nl

Clear Spot International BV
Hermelijnkoog 21
1822CA Alkmaar
The Netherlands

T. + 31 (0)72 567 9990
F. + 31 (0)84 229 8862

E. info@clearspot.nl
W. www.clear-spot.nl

Deze website gebruikt cookies. Meer info. / This website uses cookies. More info.