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ARTIST
TITLE
Marsupilami
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ECLEC 2095CD ECLEC 2095CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/1/2008

"Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of Marsupilami's debut album from 1970. This unique masterpiece is a much sought-after collector's item originally released on the Transatlantic label. Initially a folk-based group, the band evolved into one of the most adventurous, if unsung, progressive bands of the early 1970s, producing two stunningly original albums. Featuring a line-up of brothers Fred and Leary Hasson (lead vocals and harmonica and keyboards respectively), Dave Laverock (guitar), Richard Lathan Hicks (bass), Jessica Stanley Clarke (flute, vocals) and Mike Fouracre (drums), Marsupilami drew early comparisons to such contemporaries as Quintessence and Gryphon, although in truth, the group were far more experimental and powerful. This release follows Esoteric's warmly-greeted reissue of Marsupilami's Arena album in 2007."