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ARTIST
TITLE
M 144
FORMAT
2LP

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CATALOG #
SHAD 178LP SHAD 178LP
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RELEASE DATE
7/22/2016

Shadoks Music present the first ever reissue of Burnin Red Ivanhoe's M 144, originally released in 1969. Burnin Red Ivanhoe is a Danish progressive rock band which was formed by Karsten Vogel in 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark. After a couple of years touring, the band were signed by the Sonet label in 1969 and released their debut album M 144. In the UK, the group's record distribution was done by Dandelion Records after John Peel heard their debut album and receiving some positive write-ups in the Melody Maker. After several albums, the group split in 1974 with Karsten Vogel forming Secret Oyster. M 144 is one of the earliest (if not the earliest) progressive rock albums of Scandinavia and certainly of Denmark (along with Culpepper's Orchard's self-titled released 1971). Resolutely rock in spirit, the album oscillates between the blues, soul, jazz (or more likely jazz-rock) and many more folkloric styles, without actually being "folky". The blues-rock and strong psych-folk influence is demonstrated in most of the shorter tracks. Considering the band had been together for two years prior to recording M 144, it's not surprising that they had enough material to fill a double album. Presented in a heavy gatefold cover with the original pop-up sleeve. Includes a printed inner sleeve and a two-page insert with extensive liner notes and many unseen photos. 180 gram vinyl. Edition of 600.