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This psyhcedelic nugget wrapped within a lovely hippie album covers offers to an interested listener both conventional San Francisco psych pop rock, and also experimental material, proving that they were among the rock artists searching the boundaries of their art and style. The opening track might be a disappointment to a prog listener, but I enjoyed the more fragile following numbers.

The keyboard driven sound with much vocals and emotional approach also remind the sound of the Vanilla Fudge, and I just love that soaring acid guitar giving the solos.

The last song of the album is a 17-minutes long epic, containing some references to classical choral music, which then gets a sudden LSD-treatment. The composition is interesting, but not the most brilliant. However quite innovative among the 1960's American garage scene, focusing to more straightforward muscial elements than complex compositional arrangements in my own observation.

I would suggest this album to fans of the history of early artistic psychedelic rock music and those deeply interested on hippie rock scene.




Personnel:
John Gaborit (guitar)
Lee Graham (bass, flute)
Rod Pilloud (drums)
Dick Powell (keyboards, harmonica)
Ted Shreffler (keyboards)

Tracklist:
01. Take It Like A Man (Graham) 3.34
02. You Made A Change In Me (Graham) 5.29
03. Crystals (Graham) 3.00
04. Never Come Down (Graham) 3.48
05. Woman Woman (Shreffler)
06. The Love Cycle (Graham) 17.25


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Five years into her tenure at Capitol Records, Judy Garland had slipped from the top rung of the label's concerns. After her first three Capitol LPs all figured in the charts, her next three did not, and when she came to record her sixth studio album and seventh release overall, her sessions were no longer being overseen by heavyweight arranger/conductors Nelson Riddle or Gordon Jenkins, who had handled her last four; this time, the arrangements were farmed out and Jack Marshall conducted. Nevertheless, the results were engaging. Twelve songs Garland had never before recorded were chosen, including a good newly written tune by André Previn and Dory Langdon, "Yes." The rest came from the treasure chest of pop standards written for Broadway and the movies in the 1920s, '30s, and '40s (plus the 1953 title song), by such songwriters as Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Dietz & Schwartz, and Garland's personal favorites, Arlen & Harburg. Marshall and his arrangers mixed up the styles, from full-scale orchestral settings to the bluesy small-band accompaniment to "How Long Has This Been Going On?" and Marshall's own piano on Kurt Weill's "It Never Was You." Garland was in good voice and sang with assurance, resulting in another terrific collection. Unfortunately, she was touring in Europe when the album was released and, lacking any real promotion, it didn't sell. The following year, however, Garland used the material as the basis of her stage show, singing five of the songs at the performance that produced her chart-topping, Grammy-winning comeback album Judy at Carnegie Hall, so That's Entertainment! serves as something of a curtain raiser to that collection. (by William Ruhlmann)


Personnel:
Judy Garland (vocals)

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Orchestra conducted by Jack Marshall

Tracklist:
01. That´s Entainment ! (Dietz/Schwartz) 2.31
02. Who Cares (I.Gershwin/G.Gershwin) 1.31
03. I´ve Confessed To The Breeze (I Love You) (Harbach/Youmans) 3.07
04. If I Love You Again (Murrray/Oakland) 2.42
05. Yes (Langdon/Previn) 3.14
06. Puttin´ On The Rith (Berlin) 1.59
07. Old Devil Moon (Harburg/Lane) 2.57
08. Down With Love (Alen/Harburg) 2.11
09. How Long Has This Been Going On ? (I.Gershwin/G.Gershwin) 2.53
10. It Never Was You (Anderson/Weill) 3.25
11. Just You, Just Me (Greer/Klages) 1.42
12. Alone Together (Dietz/Schwartz) 3.19

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