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ARTIST
TITLE
The Cooperville Times
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SHAD 122CD SHAD 122CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/6/2010

It was a long search to locate the rights for this album, since it was not with EMI anymore. With the help of musicians and producers from The Third Eye and Freedoms Children, Shadoks found the original producer. He told Shadoks that, shortly after the album was recorded in 1968, the brother/sister band John & Philipa Cooper went to Britain and from there, they lost track. This amazing album has the same class as Billy Nichols, Duncan Browne and Blossom Toes. Many other musicians from South Africa helped out on this album, and every track is just great. Well-composed underground songs, folk-rock, effects, pop tunes -- just the right mixture for an album full of ideas and masterfully played. Perhaps one of the rarest albums from South Africa. This album would have been a great success if it was produced in the UK. It just has the right feel, with the combination of great songs with a '60s art vibe. Female/male vocals and Julian Laxton on guitar and keyboards, plus eight more musicians on the album. This LP is a perfect slice of 1969 underground folk-rock. Includes an 8-page booklet. Other band members include: Ivor Back (drums), Werner Krupski (keyboards), Art de Villiers (acoustic guitar), Bob Hill (bass), Francesco (fiddle), and Rory Blackwell (tambourine).