John Phillips (John, the Wolf King of L.A.)
High quality official LP reissue of the 1st John Phillips album, originally released by Dunhill/Warlok in 1970 (recent CD is on Varese Sarabande). With extensive new liner notes by the LP reissue producers. "In 1969, John Phillips was moving past The Mamas and The Papas, and assembled a collection of songs at his home studio that would eventually become his first solo album, and the only one to be released during his lifetime. It is an album reflective of the changing era, and the ever-changing composer and arranger. The album was produced by Lou Adler, who produced all of the Mamas and the Papas recordings as well as Carol King's Tapestry and the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Playing on the album are many of the session musicians who contributed to the success of The Mamas and The Papas, Elvis Presley and Ricky Nelson, as well as countless other recordings in the '60s and '70s, and whom John dubbed the 'greatest players in the world' (including Hal Blaine, Larry Knechtel, Joe Osborn, James Burton, Buddy Emmons and Red Rhodes). Mastered from a new analog-to-digital transfer from the original Lou Adler mix tape. John Phillips has been called one of the greatest pop songwriters of the later 20th century."