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Art: Supernatural Fairytales *

Track List

>I Think I'm Going Weird
>What's That Sound (For What It's Worth)
>African Thing
>Room with a View
>Flying Anchors
>Supernatural Fairy Tale
>Love Is Real
>Come On Up
>Brothers, Dads and Mothers
>Talkin' to Myself
>Alive Not Dead
>Rome Take Away Three

Album Notes

Patchy but occasionally worthwhile British psychedelia, particularly when it's on the brooding side of that sub-genre. The heavy guitars and organ put this on the path to progressive rock, but the songs are rather more on the straightforward and popish side than those that Spooky Tooth would play when Art evolved into that group. "I Think I'm Going Weird" points to the morbid streak that would become sharper in Spooky Tooth; "African Thing," with its long African-styled drum solo, is the sort of strange, at least by the standards of 1967, item that groups would throw in to show they weren't limiting themselves to traditional rock forms anymore; "Come On Up" is almost a soul-rocker throwback to the V.I.P.s days; and the title track, with its mellotrons, is as close as Art got to the trippy baroque/whimsical mood that blew through so much British psychedelia in 1967 and 1968. The album has been reissued on CD by Edsel. ~ Richie Unterberger


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