PRICE: $18.00
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3-4 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Farewell Aldebaran
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
RR 133CD RR 133CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/31/2005

First ever reissue of this cult-classic folk/rock album, originally issued by Straight in 1969. Super in-demand for the last decade plus (even if fucking Christgau gave this one a B+ upon release) and now finally available -- buy it now before the cops show up. "Timely reissue of this late '60s folk/psych classic from husband and wife team Jerry Yester and Judy Henske. Yester had previously enjoyed an element of fame courtesy of his stint with The Loving Spoonfuls, but following the band's demise in 1969, he set about producing this little gem with acclaimed folk singer Henske and a bunch of pals which were said to have included Ry Cooder and David Lindley. Farewell Aldebaran, which is often heralded as one of the most proficient and creative albums of its genre, with Henske's incredible range of vocal styles (during her short solo career she had effortlessly made the transition from comedian to folk singer and then on to an accomplished rock singer) elevating the album to a higher plane. Her mind-blowing vocals on the opening track, the hard-fuzz 'Snowblind,' gives an early clue to Henske's talent and range, and although this particular vocal style only features on the one song, the sheer diversity of her singing makes every track on this highly original and experimental album a unique experience."